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Hempstalls Primary School

Come as you are and leave as a Champion





Click the links below to view the knowledge organisers for each topic










Everyday Materials (what are things made from, identifying simple properties, comparing and grouping)

Use of everyday materials (suitability of materials, how can materials be changed)

Animals, including humans (healthy eating, muscles and skeletons)



Animals, including humans (health and circulation)

Seasonal changes (Autumn and Winter focus)


Animals, including humans (Teeth, eating and digestion)

Earth and Space

Living things and their habitats (classifying including microorganisms)



Animals, including humans (naming animals & body parts)

Living things and their habitats (suitable habitats/ simple food chains)

Rocks (including fossil formation)

States of matter

Animals, including humans (changes in humans as they grow)


Seasonal changes

Plants (conditions for growing)


Forces and magnets




Properties and changes of materials





Plants (names and structure of plants)


Animals, including humans (health and growth)

Plants (function of parts & life cycle)

Living things and their habitats (grouping and simple classifying/ changes to habitats can pose dangers)

Living things and their habitats (life cycles)


Exploratory unit (focused on working scientifically)




Year group

Examples of enhancing experiences offered 

Early Years

  •  Regular welly walks to experience the world around them
  • Teeth brushing focus – links to our bodies
  • Use of the forest school area
  • Visit from lambs during spring topic

Year 1

  • Trip to ‘Imagine That’ science museum.
  • Use of the forest school area to explore the seasonal changes.
  • Growing plants linked to plants topic.

Year 2

  • Trip to Chester Zoo linked to animals topic.
  • Growing plants linked to plants topic.
  • Parent workshop - plants

Year 3

  • Use of cookery room to create healthy meals linked to humans topics
  • Parent workshop - forces

Year 4

  • Parent workshop – electricity       

Year 5

  • Parent workshop – Materials
  • Trip to Manchester museum of science and industry

Year 6

  • Trip to Chesterton High School  with science workshop
  • Animal visit during classification topic     



Curriculum Documents

 Biology Progression.pdfDownload
 Chemistry progression.pdfDownload
 Intent, Implementation, Impact - Science.pdfDownload
 Physics Progression.pdfDownload
 Working Scientifically Progression.pdfDownload
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Science Week 2022 - Parent Workshops


One of the highlights of our Science Week was the parent workshops that took place! Y2,3,4 and 5 organised wonderful workshops and parents were able to support their child with their most recent block of science learning. Thank you to all of the parents that were able to attend!

Science Week 2020 - Careers Day

We  hosted a careers afternoon for Year 5 and 6 that focused on jobs in STEM industries. We were very lucky to have visitors from Siemens, DPD, Newcastle College and New Balance as well as other visitors with varied careers including an electrician, a florist and two physiotherapists. Thank you to everyone who attended, the session really opened our children's eyes to the opportunities that are out there!


Science Week 2020 - Parent Workshops

We had a very successful science week at Hempstalls! The children engaged in a wide range of activities including parent workshops on Monday and Tuesday evening and 'The Big Science Share' that took place in school - Year 5 took on the role of teachers and shared investigations with Year 2 and Year 3. 


Science Week 2020  - Y1 Trip to Imagine That


Y1 had an amazing time at Imagine That in Liverpool! They asked lots of scientific questions and were wowed by some of experiments they saw.