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Science

Science at our school enables children to understand the world in which they live.  This is achieved though discrete Science lessons as well as a wide range of real-life opportunities offering a balanced and broad curriculum.  

EYFS follow a topic based approach that encourages children to develop a curious mind, asking and answering questions about how and why things happen.

Science is taught across KS1 and KS2 on a weekly basis, in mixed aged groups. It aims to cover the National Curriculum content in a vibrant and engaging way, giving the children opportunities for practical investigations and research.

Outside of the formal teaching regime, Science is valued and encouraged through Forest School sessions, the school weather station and celebrating National Science Week as well as British Science Day.

Science Policy

Science Curriculum Overview of Units

 

KS1 Science Units of Work

Cycle 1

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

EYFS/Y1

class

Everyday Materials        

Everyday Materials 

Animals including humans

 Animals including humans

Plants

Living things and their habitats

Y1/Y2

class

Everyday Materials

 Everyday Materials

Animals including humans

 Animals including humans

Plants

Living things and their habitats

 

 

Cycle 2

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

EYFS/Y1

class

Everyday Materials        

Everyday Materials      

Animals including humans

 Animals including humans

Plants

Seasonal Change

Y1/Y2

class

Everyday Materials

 Everyday Materials

Animals including humans

 Animals including humans

Plants

Seasonal Change

All units are taught discreetly as the Y2 units build on prior knowledge from Y1.

Living things and their habitats is a Y2 unit of work only and Seasonal Change is a Y1 unit of work only. These are taught on a 2 year cycle, so that they are not repeated.

EYFS Science work is often linked to the Y1 topic, but adapted to fit in with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

 KS2 Science Units of Work

TERM

YEAR A – 2019/20

YEAR B – 2020/21

Autumn 1

Light and Sound

 

 

Forces and Magnets

Autumn 2

Earth and Sound

 

 

Forces and Magnets

Spring 1

Solids, Liquids and Gases

 

 

Electricity

Spring 2

Solids, Liquids and Gases

 

 

Electricity

Summer 1

Animals and Humans

 

 

Living Things and Habitats

Summer 2

Animals and Humans

 

 

Living Things and Habitats

Important Science Education Continues in Lockdown

A Year 6 pupil has produced her own film clip whilst at home during lockdown. The clip talks about the importance of keeping fit and healthy as well as the Scientific effects on the human body. Follow this link to watch the film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs3krx4yoQs&feature=youtu.be

British Science Week

Science Week was celebrated throughout the school, with the National theme this year being, ‘Our Diverse Planet’. The children had many memorable and enjoyable experiences, taking part in investigations and having visits from people who work in the field of Science.

Children across the school spent time investigating materials, the function of the heart, x-rays, medical scans, different species of moths as well as gears and pulleys. The whole school also had the opportunity to take part in the poster competition, which sparked the children’s creativity with a wide range of eye-catching, informative entries being produced on the theme of ‘Our Diverse Planet’. These included everything from secret information flaps to 3D and moving parts. It was a difficult task, however five winners were chosen from across the school, they received a practical Science pack as a prize and their posters have been entered into the National Science Week Poster competition.

We would like to thank all members of our school community who volunteered to help make Science week extra special for the children. We really appreciate you volunteering to share your wealth of
knowledge and talents.