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Science at Netherton Infant School stimulates and excites children’s curiosity about phenomena and events in their environment and the world around them. Science links practical experience with ideas. It develops children’s observational, investigative and communication skills through first-hand experience and secondary sources such as books and computing.


Science at Netherton Infant School aims to ensure children:

 · Grow in confidence in science so they are able to express their ideas through using scientific language.

· Begin to make sense of their observations and investigations by suggesting possible explanations.

· Communicate their knowledge and understanding in a variety of ways

· Formulate and share ideas and begin to work out ways of testing them

· Recognise hazards and risks when working with living things and materials

· Make simple and accurate measurements

· Develop an enthusiasm and fascination about science itself

· Become curious about their environment

· Develop respect for the environment and living things

Year 2 Investigating Materials- Absorption and waterproofing

Learning about engineering through a visit from a robot dog from Sellafield

Nethertots Exploring the World


Year 2 have been learning all about what a habitat is and why animals live in certain habitats. They then chose one habitat to explore further; they researched, planned, designed and made a diorama of the habitat.

Nethertots exploring Winter sensory soup to encourage the children to explore filling and pouring using different tools

Gruffalo Crumble

Today Nursery made some Gruffalo Crumble. We talked about the ingredients we needed and discussed how these materials changed due to the heat and cold.

Our Senses

Nursery have been using all their senses in some hands on activities. We talked about what they could see, feel and smell using lots of vocabulary. We also talked about the importance of oral health and the importance of making healthy and drink choices.

Nursery have been planting some snow drops. We read the instructions so we know how to care for them.

Year 1- Seasons are learnt throughout the year by walking around our local area during each season.