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Junior School

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To value and respect everyone in our school, in our community, and globally

  • Positivity
  • Resilience
  • Opportunities
  • Understanding
  • Determination

Science

Our Intent

 

Science is about understanding the world around them and how everything works. As well as learning important Scientific vocabulary, we want the children to have plenty of opportunities to explore at first hand.

 

Our aims are for our children:

 

  • to be guided in how to plan experiments and investigations (learning about fair testing)

 

  • to be encouraged to work collaboratively with others - sharing the tasks and the equipment

 

  • to learn how to use equipment correctly and carefully in order to collect accurate results

 

  • to be offered lots of opportunities for discussion: making predictions, noticing things, making observations, talking about the results and what they have discovered

 

  • to be shown how experiments can be recorded on paper for others to learn from

Our Science topics

 

Each year group has 6 areas of learning for Science and are as follows:

 

Year 3:

Rocks and Soils

Bones and muscles

Light and shadows

Magnets

Trees and plants

Healthy Eating

 

 

Year 4:

Sound

Electricity

Teeth

Digestion

Solids, liquids & gases

Food chains

 

 

Year 5:

Reversible changes

Irreversible changes

Dissolving

The solar system

Forces

Reproduction

 

 

Year 6:

Light

Electrical circuits

Blood and circulation

Adaptation

Classifying living things

Evolution

 

Here is the progression of skills sheet for 'working scientifically'. These skills are developed over key stage 2 and run through all our science topics...

Click here to open PDF document showing the progression of scientific skills

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