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Science

Aims

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

·         develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics

·         develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them

·         are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Science

Our science curriculum provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils will be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

Working scientifically

During years 1 and 2, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:

  • asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • observing closely, using simple equipment
  • performing simple tests
  • identifying and classifying
  • using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • gathering and recording data to help in answering questions

 

The programme of study have been split into 3 stages of progression

Key stage one

 

Children will learn about:

  • Plants
  • Animals - including humans
  • Living things and their habitats

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lower Key Stage two

 

Children will learn about:

  • Plants
  • Animals including humans
  • Rocks
  • Light
  • Forces and magnets
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Sound
  • States of Matter
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Electricity

 

Upper Key Stage two

 

Children will learn about:

 

  • Living things and their habitats.
  • Animals including humans
  • Properties and changes of materials
  • Earth and space
  • Forces
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Light
  • Electricity

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