Science

 

Our children are very passionate about science and it is certainly one of their favourite subjects. We have had  a lot of help over the years from Dr Tom Robson with refining our science curriculum, and with the help of the national curriculum, this is how we intend to implement our learning in science.

 

   KS1  LKS2  UKS2

 

 

 

 

Cycle A

Sept 2014/16/18 etc

 

Basic structures and simple classification of common plants Green plants and habitats

 

Plants and growing (year 1 & 2) Green plants and habitats

 

Simple physical properties of everyday materials in relation to their uses (year 1) Marvellous materials

 

Seasonal changes and day and night (year 1) My days my weather my year… exploring the seasons

 

The function of different parts of plants, and what plants need to survive (year 3) Green plants; what would we do without them?

 

Classification of living things: plants and animals and conservation (year 4) Exploring the world of animals and plants.

 

Simple physical properties of some kinds of rocks, and how rocks and soils and fossils are formed (year 3) Rocks, fossils and soil

 

Forces and magnets (year 3) Contact forces and forces that work at a distance

 

Sources of sound (year 4) Scintillating Sound

 

Life cycles, including reproduction and growth and old age (year 5) Life, the universe and everything

 

All living things: Life processes, including classification (year 6) Life, the universe and everything

 

Forces (gravity, friction e.g. air resistance and transfer of force through mechanical devices) (year 5) Feel the force

 

Earth and space (year 5) Galaxy exploration

 

 

 

 

Cycle B

Sept 2015/17/19 etc

 

Animals including humans (year 1 & 2) My brilliant body

 

Habitats, including food chains (year 2) Green plants and habitats

 

Uses of everyday materials (year 2) Marvellous materials

 

Seasonal changes and day and night (year 1) My days my weather my year… exploring the seasons

 

Animals including humans: what animals need to survive, movement and skeleton (year 3) What goes in must come out.

 

Human digestion (year 4) What goes in must come out.

 

States of matter and changes of state, with particular reference to water (year 4) States of matter

 

Light and shadows (year 3) Light

 

The uses of electricity, and how to wire a simple circuit. (year 4) Electricity

 

Human circulatory system and blood (year 6) Humans, inheritance and evolution

 

Inheritance and evolution happening over long periods of time (year 6) Humans, inheritance and evolution

 

Properties and changes of materials (year 5) Changes that form new materials

 

Electric series circuit; (year 6) Electricity

 

Light (year 6) Light

 

Click here to see the outcomes expected by the end of each year group for science.