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Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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 Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding.

 Brian Greene

At Brooklands, our Science curriculum has been adapted from the National Curriculum, so that learners revisit and deepen knowledge each year. Progress within topics has been mapped to ensure the previous year’s learning is consolidated  and that new learning builds upon strong foundations. On this website you can find each year group's curriculum map, and details of the skills and knowledge covered.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) Science is taught through the strand of Understanding the World in which your child will be taught the following:


People and Communities

Your Child:

The World

Your Child:


Your Child:

Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them.

Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.

Knows some of the things that make them unique, and can talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family. 


Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

Knows how to operate simple equipment, e.g. turns on CD player and uses remote control.

Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends.

Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.

Talks about why things happen and how things work.

Shows an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects such as cameras or mobile phones.

Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines.

Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

Shows skill in making toys work by pressing parts or lifting flaps to achieve effects such as sound, movements or new images.

Knows that information can be retrieved from computers.





Completes a simple program on a computer.




Uses ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software.

The National Curriculum is now heavily focused on developing your child as a scientific thinker, so here at Brooklands we include a minimum of one investigation per topic taught. This allows your child to then extend the knowledge that they already have and to test out new ideas.

Your child will be encouraged to use Scientific language throughout their lessons and will be taught to question the things that they find out. They will also be taught how to find things out in a fair way and to reason about their findings.

We offer a wide variety of scientific experiences for your child including:

  • Trips to Ecology Parks and Museums
  • Workshops
  • Science weeks
  • Experiments and explosions
  • Outdoor learning experiences