‘Everybody Matters, Every Moment Counts’

Telephone: 01229 462814


Science is a core subject in the new National Curriculum and is co-ordinated by Mrs. Coates.

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

The new national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.


To coincide with British Science Week, the school holds an annual Science Week when staff plan and deliver exciting experiments and invite visitors in to school. See Science Week tab on the homepage for photographs of the great fun we have.

Year 1Plants

Animals, including humans

Everyday materials

Seasonal changes
Year 2Living things and their habitats


Animals, including humans

Uses of everyday materials
Year 3

Animals, including humans



Forces and magnets
Year 4
Living things and their habitats

Animals, including humans

States of matter


Year 5
Living things and their habitats

Animals, including humans

Properties and changes of materials

Earth and space

Year 6
Living things and their habitats

Animals, including humans

Evolution and inheritance



Contact Details

01229 462814



Askam Village School
Lots Road
LA16 7DA

About Us

At Askam Village School the health, safety and well-being of all our children are of paramount importance to all the adults who work here.


The best for every pupil; commitment to every pupil; inspiration for all.