The aim of JES is to draw together research from across the early years and primary sectors, providing support for those involved in science education for children from birth to 11 years of age - supported by the Primary Science Teaching Trust, this is the only ASE journal to be open to all. This issue, the first from new Editor, Sarah Earle, categorises the articles as Original Research, Research Review and Research Guidance, and covers such topics as 'hearing' air pollution, learning in maths and science and neuroscience, amongst others.