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Science

Science contributes to the development of enquiring minds which have the ability to question, test, evaluate and apply knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

 

It develops personal qualities that prepare children for adult life such as the acquisition and development of scientific language, the application of number skills, the use of ICT, the development of personal and social skills from working independently and collaboratively. Science offers children the opportunity to appreciate and understand the world. When children are studying, teachers should foster their enjoyment of exploration, manipulation, comparison, argument and testing.

 

Science is taught from a scheme that ensures a full coverage of the National curriculum and also ensures a correct level of challenge and progression for the children. There is an emphasis on learning through investigations and through the children’s natural enquiries about the world around them.

 

Through active enquiry, the children learn scientific concepts and plan scientific investigations, gradually learning the how to conduct a “fair test”. They also learn to record the findings of their investigations in a variety of ways.

 

The areas covered are done in a 2 year rolling program. Year A and Year B.

 

The information below is split into three categories as described:

 

Red - New Curriculum

Black - Currciculum enhancement

Blue - Suggested theme (this may vary depending on the opportunities that arise)

Year 1 / 2

Year A

Year B

Term 1

 Farming

Term 2 

Lilleshallschool then and now

Term 3

 Gardens

Term 1

Space and Flight

Term 2

Toys

Term 3

Seaside

Science

 

Seasonal change – weather

 Animals including humans  - Year 1

 

Seasonal change – weather

 

Everyday materials – Year 1

 

 

Uses of everyday materials – Year 2

Seasonal change – weather

 

 

Plants Year 1 – common wild and garden plants

 

Plants Year 2 – water, light, health of plants

 

Seasonal change – observation of changes

 

 

Plants Year 1 – trees deciduous and evergreen

 

 Animals including Humans – Year 2

Seasonal change – observation of changes 

 

 

 

Living things and their habitats

Year 2

 

Plants Year 2 – seeds and bulbs

Seasonal change – observation of changes

 

 

 

Plants Year 1 – identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants and trees

 

 

Year 3 / 4

Year A

Year B

Term 1

The Mayan Civilization

Term 2 

Extreme Earth – Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Term 3

Rain Forests

Term 1

Tudors / Local Study

Term 2

The Stone Age

Term 3

Changes in Entertainment and Leisure

Science

Animals including humans (Yr 3)

Skeletons and muscles

Nutrition

 

 

Animals including humans (Yr 4)

Food chains

Producer, predator and prey

Teeth

Digestive system in humans

Electricity (Yr4)

Common appliances

Simple electrical circuits

Conductors and insulators

 

Forces and magnets (Yr 3)

Magnets – attract and repel

How things move on different surfaces

Plants (Yr3)Function of parts of flowering plants

The life cycle of flowering plants

Requirements of plants for life and growth

Living things and their habitats (Yr 4)

How living things can be grouped in a variety of ways

Classification keys

Changes in environment and how this can pose dangers to living things

Rocks

Compare and group together different types of rock

Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed

Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter

 

Light (Yr 3)

Shadows

 Light is needed to see Light reflection

Dangers of the sun and ways to protect eyes

 

Sound (Yr 4)

How sounds are made

Patterns between pitch of sound and object

Effective distance on sound

How sound travels

Volume of sound linked to strength of vibration

 

States of matter (Yr 4)

Grouping materials – solids, liquids and gases

Heating and cooling

Water cycle – evaporationandcondensation

 

 

Year 5 / 6

Year A

Year B

Term 1

 Ancient Egypt

Term 2 

Jungle Book

Term 3

 Rivers & Bridges

Term 1

Ancient Greece

Term 2

North America

Term 3

Romans

Science

 

Forces and Motion

Lifecycles of mammals (Yr 5)

Life processes (Yr 5)

Changes to humans (Yr 5)

Living things and their habitats (Yr6)

Electricity (Yr6)

Light (Yr6)

Earth and Space (Yr5)

Ptolemy

Alhazen

Copernicus

Properties and changes of materials (Yr 5)

Forces (Yr5)

Animals including humans (Yr 5 & Yr 6)

Smoking

Drugs

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
At Lilleshall Primary School we want all children to be encouraged to develop their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural awareness through each Curriculum. For more information see the appropriate PDF document on the below page:
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