Through Science at Barrington, our aim is to help all children to retain and develop their natural sense of curiosity about the or around them and to find Science interesting, enjoyable and fun. We encourage them to develop a set of attitude which will promote scientific ways of thinking including open-mindedness, perseverance, objectivity and to recognise the importance of teamwork.


We use a variety to teaching and learning styles in Science lessons with the principal aim of developing the children’s knowledge and understanding. These include:

  • Whole class teaching;

  • Group and paired work;

  • Independent work;

  • Use of ICT resources;

  • Fieldwork and educational visits;

  • Experimental and investigation problem solving;

  • Research and explorative work.


Throughout the year we have visitors in the school to provide the children with exciting hands-on scientific workshops linked to our curriculum topics. We also link Science topics to other the areas of the curriculum, such as Mathematics Computing, and History.


At Barrington, we use the Kent Primary Science scheme of work for the basis of curriculum planning. As the reception class is part of the Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum, we relate the scientific aspects of the children’s work to the objectives set out in the Early Learning Goals