At St. Giles’, we aim to make the school a place where children are encouraged to respect and explore the world of science, quenching their thirst for scientific knowledge and giving them a taste for the possibilities of the unknown.  Topics are taught in an interactive, fun and memorable way, enabling children to develop an enjoyment of the subject while deepening their knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  Children are encouraged to persevere, think and work scientifically in a subject which is regarded as a key part of the curriculum; this forms the heart of every science topic.     

Science is embedded throughout the curriculum and is taught weekly ensuring that children develop the skills and knowledge which they will need for the future.  For further information, please see our school’s vision for Science and our curriculum coverage below.   

Curriculum Overview for Science

Science Curriculum Milestone EYFS

Science Curriculum Milestone 1

Science Curriculum Milestone 2

Science Curriculum Milestone 3

Science Knowledge Progression

Science Skills Progression

Science Vocabulary Progression

Vision Statement Science


KS1 Knowledge Organisers:

KS1 Animals & their Habitats Knowledge Mat

KS1 Animals including Humans Knowledge Mat

KS1 Animals Knowledge Mat

KS1 Materials 1 Knowledge Mat

KS1 Materials 2 Knowledge Mat

KS1 Plants 1 Knowledge Mat

KS1 Plants 2 Knowledge Mat

KS1 Seasonal Change Knowledge Mat

KS1 Fluent in Five Assessments:

KS1 Animals and their Habitats Fluent in Five

KS1 Animals including humans Fluent in Five

KS1 Fluent in Five Animals

KS1 Materials 1 Fluent in Five

KS1 Materials 2 Fluent in Five

KS1 Plants 1 Fluent in Five

KS1 Plants 2 Fluent in Five


LKS2 Knowledge Organisers:

LKS2 Digestive System & Nutrition Knowledge Mat

LKS2 Electricity Knowledge Mat

LKS2 Forces and Magnets Knowledge Mat

LKS2 Light Knowledge Mat

LKS2 Living Things and their Habitats Knowledge Mat

LKS2 Plants Knowledge Mat

LKS2 Rocks and Soils Knowledge Mat

LKS2 Skeleton, Muscles and Teeth Knowledge Mat

LKS2 Sound Knowledge Mat

LKS2 States of Matter Knowledge Mat

LKS2 Fluent in Five Assessments:  

LKS2 Digestive System Fluent in Five

LKS2 Electricity Fluent in Five

LKS2 Forces and Magnets Fluent in Five

LKS2 Light Fluent in Five

LKS2 Living things and their Habitats Fluent in Five

LKS2 Plants Fluent in Five

LKS2 Rocks Fluent in Five

LKS2 Skeleton, Muscles and Teeth Fluent in Five

LKS2 Sound Fluent in Five

LKS2 States of Matter Fluent in Five


UKS2 Knowledge Organisers:

UKS2 Blood and Circulatory System

UKS2 Classification Knowledge Mat

UKS2 Earth and Space Knowledge Mat

UKS2 Electricity Knowledge Mat

UKS2 Evolution and Inheritance Knowledge Mat

UKS2 Forces Knowledge Mat

UKS2 Life Cycles Knowledge Mat

UKS2 Light Knowledge Mat

UKS2 Properties of Materials and Changes in Materials 2 (pending)

UKS2 Fluent in Five Assessments:  

UKS2 Circulatory System Fluent in Five

UKS2 Earth in Space Fluent in Five

UKS2 Electricity Fluent in Five

UKS2 Evolution & Inheritance Fluent in Five

UKS2 Forces Fluent in Five

UKS2 Life Cycle Fluent in Five

UKS2 Light Fluent in Five

UKS2 Living things and their Habitats Fluent in Five

UKS2 Properties and Changes in Materials 2 Fluent in Five