Longlevens Junior

Welcome to the Science page. Over the four years the children spend at LJS, they will have the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting practical opportunities, which is ambitious for all: from creating their own instruments when learning how sound is made, to dissecting a heart to understand how it works.

Our aim is to ensure children move on to KS3 with the skills they need to make great scientists: the ability to ask questions, plan their own investigations and analyse the results - thinking carefully about what they can do next time to build on their learning. This allows children to be confident, independent scientists - prepared to make mistakes and learn more about the world around them. We look forward to sharing some of the children’s work with you over the coming year.

Below you will find the topics that your child will cover this year:


Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn 1

Practical Skills

Phases of Matter

Separating Mixtures


Autumn 2

Raw and synthetic materials

Rocks cycle


Physical and Chemical changes


Spring 1




Animals including humans

Spring 2



Earth, Sun and Moon

Animals including humans

Summer 1




Living things and their habitats

Summer 2


Human Anatomy

Reproductive Cycles

Evolution and inheritance

Science Displays @ LJS



Science @ LJS

Take a look at some of the brilliant Science work the children have been doing over the last year...





Year 6 Heart Dissection

During the Spring Term, Year 6 children had the opportunity to dissect an animal heart. They were able to identify the four chambers of the heart, locate the vena cava and even pluck the heartstrings. A huge well done to all children taking part for their brilliant Science work!

Take a look at some of the photos...








 Useful Science Websites