The Importance of Science in the Classroom

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics encompassed within scientific enquiry. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world's future prosperity, and all students 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, students 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 evidence, as well as challenging the misconceptions they may have.

                                                                        taken from The English National Curriculum adapted for the Cayman Islands (2019)


Science Topics at EEPS

Year Group1st Half of Term 1
(August - October)
2nd Half of Term 1
(October - December)
1st Half of Term 2
(January - February)
2nd Half of Term 2
(February - April)
1st Half of Term 3
(April - May)
2nd Half of Term 3
(May - June)

Year 1


Animals, including humans

Our Pets

Animals, including humans

Let's Build

Everyday materials

Marvelous Materials

Everyday materials

Wonderful Weather

Seasonal changes

What's Growing in Our Gardens?


Year 2

Healthy Animals

Animals, including humans


Living things and their habitats

Materials Matter

Uses of everyday materials 

Squash, Bend, Twist and Stretch

Uses of everyday materials

Ready Steady Grow!


Gardens and Allotments

Living things and their habitats

Year 3

Keeping Healthy

Animals, including humans

Light and Shadows


Rocks and Fossils


Amazing Magnets

Forces and magnets

Roots and Shoots


Artful Flowers, Fruits and Seeds


Year 4

It's Electric


States of Matter Scientists

States of matter

Listen Up!


Name That Living Thing!

Living things and their habitats

Are These Your Teeth?

Animals, including humans

Help Our Habitats!

Living things and their habitats

Year 5

Space Presenters

Earth and space

May the Forces Be with You


Music Festival Madness

Properties and changes of materials

Changing Materials

Properties and changes of materials

The Art of Living

Living things and their habitats

Life Explorers

Animals, including humans

Year 6

Crime Lab Investigation


Electric Celebrations


Classification Connoisseurs

Living things and their habitats

The Game of Survival

Adaptation and inheritance

The Art of Being Human

Animals, including humans

The Science of Sport

Integrated topics



Science Activities to Try at Home

Bake Biscuit Planets!

Have fun making biscuits and learning about the solar system! Research what the planet looks like and think about how you might decorate biscuits to look like the solar system. To make simple biscuits, mix 200 g of butter and 100 g caster sugar together until pale and creamy, then mix in 300 g of plain flour. Now divide the dough into nine pieces – one for the Sun and the eight planets of the solar system. Roll the balls into circles about 5 mm thick (you could try to make the biscuits different sizes to represent the size of the planets) and bake them on a lined baking tray at 160°C/320°F for 15-20 minutes. Once your biscuits have cooled, it's time to decorate them using the information you have learned. Think about the different colours of the planets and whether the planet has craters or rings. When the biscuits are ready, put them in order of distance from the Sun.

Grow a Pumpkin 

Have fun investigating chemical reactions with this fall-themed activity! Children will find out what happens when they mix two household items together to create a growing pumpkin. To create your growing pumpkin, start with a balloon. Then, measure ½ of a cup of white distilled vinegar and pour it into an empty water bottle. Attach a funnel to your balloon and pour in 1½ tablespoons of baking soda. Help your child remove the funnel and give the balloon a gentle shake, making sure that the baking soda is in the bottom of the balloon. Next, carefully attach the balloon to the bottle, making sure not to tip the baking soda into the bottle yet. Finally, let your child gently hold the balloon upright and watch the pumpkin grow!


Useful Websites

Check out these useful websites for more information on how you can support your child's Science learning at home:

Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/school-year/subject-guides/science-at-primary-school/

Why and How? Primary Science Teaching Trust: https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-Home


Science Vocabulary

Improving our students' use of subject-specific vocabuarly is a goal at East End Primary School. See below for science vocabuarly words for your child's year level. Click on the link to open the PDF document. 

Year 1 Science Vocabuarly Words - Animals, including humans

Year 2 Science Vocabuarly Words - Animals, including humans

Year 2 Science Vocabulary Words - Living Things and Their Habitats

Years 1 & 2 Working Scientifically Vocabuarly Words 

Year 3 Science Vocabulary Words - Animals, including humans 

Year 3 Science Vocabulary Words - Light

Year 4 Science Vocabulary Words - Electricity 

Year 4 Science Vocabulary Words - States of Matter

Years 3 & 4 Working Scientifically Vocabulary Words

Year 5 Science Vocabulary Words - Earth and Space 

Year 5 Science Vocabulary Words - Forces

Year 6 Science Vocabulary Words - Light

Year 6 Science Vocabulary Words - Electricity

Years 5 & 6 Working Scientifically Vocabulary Words