St Nicholas Church of England

Infants' School

Becoming The Best We Can Be


The Primary Science National Curriculum has been written to indicate the basic entitlement for children at Key Stage 1. We use Switched on Science to ensure full coverage of this content. Units build on contexts for learning that we use in the areas children will have experienced in the EYFS and will meet in Key Stage 2.


Each year group covers six topics spread across the year and they also develop their seasonal change knowledge over their time in both the EYFS and KS1.


Units covered are outlined below along with key vocabulary (Please note that in the EYFS we follow the interests of the children so these topics are an example of what might be covered within our Understanding of the World teaching.