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Science

Progression in Science ensures that an awareness of knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science is instilled into every child in the school. Each year builds on from the last in line with the National Curriculum. Children build on from the previous year’s objectives to ensure that the acquisition of knowledge and skills are secure. Cross Curricular links are made where possible, and opportunities are given for extended writing.

 

Science is taught each week and each year group covers  a variety of Science topic areas over the year. Children are taught to be independent and collaborative scientific investigators, thinking and working scientifically by their involvement in exciting practical investigations. They are taught to:

 

  • Evaluate evidence
  • Understand fair testing
  • Design their own experiments
  • Observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and physical processes
  • Research and use reference materials
  • Share their ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables.

 

Each Year Group studies the following units:

 

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

  • Plants
  • Light
  • Rocks
  • Muscles and Skeletons
  • Forces and Magnets
  • Teeth and Digestive System
  • Sound
  • States of Matter
  • Electricity
  • Classification of Living Things
  • Earth and Space
  • Forces
  • Puberty and Gestation
  • Life Cycles
  • Materials
  • Light
  • Evolution
  • Circulatory System
  • Electricity
  • Micro-organisms
  • Diet and exercise

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