Our goal for Science education is that children become scientifically literate citizens who understand the world around them, by developing:

  • the ability to ask meaningful questions based on their experiences 
  • the use of scientific enquiry skills; and
  • enjoyment of exploring, discovering and creating meaningful connections with the world.

At William Tyndale, we encourage children to be curious scientists. We believe that it is important for children to have as many memorable hands-on scientific opportunities as possible across their school career. In order to provide this, the science curriculum has been carefully crafted to include opportunities for children to develop the key knowledge identified within each topic, as well as to apply the ‘Working Scientifically’ skills. We ensure that these skills are built-on and developed throughout children’s time at school so that they can apply their knowledge of science when conducting experiments, making observations or predictions, explaining concepts and asking questions.

The science curriculum offers a range of experiences in order to foster enthusiasm for science in our children, with opportunities for them to learn outside, in workshops and on trips.  Please have a look at our Science Knowledge & Skills Progression document for more detail.

Inquiry led learning

Investigations are conducted in all year groups to enable the development of scientific enquiry. Sessions will often begin with a question, for example: ‘Which object will melt the fastest?’. Children will be encouraged to apply their scientific knowledge to discover the answer to the question using the large bank of resources available to all classes in our Morris Building.

STEM Project

Every year group works on a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) project which creates links across the curriculum with design and technology (see curriculum maps for each year group). Children apply their science knowledge to carefully plan and create a product, for example: choosing the best materials to create a windmill, or building an electronic Mars Rover linked to the electricity topic.

Science Capital developed through trips and visitors

We want our children to be inspired to engage with STEM. To achieve this, we offer a number of excursions, and visits from science professionals to all children. Across their school career, children will have many opportunities including:

  • visits to The Science Museum
  • workshops with The Garden Classroom
  • visits to Islington’s Ecology Centre
  • working with Centre of the Cell
  • learning about planets, earthquakes and fossils with UCL Geobus.

For questions about the provision of Science at William Tyndale, please contact the subject leader, Holly Pick, via


Science Curriculum Overview and Knowledge & Skills Progression