Lanchester Community Free School

...for a better future


Science Subject Leader - Mrs Danielle Knight 

Science at Lanchester.

'No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong' - Albert Einstein.


As a Science and Technology school, we feel that Science is an important subject and provides the foundations for understanding the world and therefore children are given an afternoon for their Science lesson. We teach Science following the National Curriculum guidelines, ensuring that children are taught a range of topics through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, whilst developing their scientific language. We encourage pupil led investigation, scientific exploration and for all pupils to explain what is happening including making predictions. Children are encouraged to develop their questioning to stimulate their curiosity.

At the start of a new topic, children are given time to discuss what they already know and then share their ideas with what they would like to learn and explore within the topic.


Science is taught explicitly from Year 1 through to Year 6. In Early Years, Science is taught discretely through their topic of 'Understanding the world.' This includes having the opportunity to discuss the world around them and recognise similarities and differences in relation to objects, materials and living things. They are given many opportunities to make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur. They are then encouraged to talk about any evident changes.



Science Week 2018 - Mad Science assembly

Ways to help your child at home with Science.


  • Investigate the world around us and use opportunities to ask 'what would happen if...?'
  • Children need to know that science isn't just a subject, but it is a way of understanding the world around us.
  • Carry out experiments and observe changes overtime e.g. planting and growing bulbs; seasonal changes.
  • Identify and classify things, e.g. sorting materials.
  • Give them time and space to explore and encourage curiosity!