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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)

Science 

KS1 

Year 1 

Year 2 

Term 1  

   

Term 2   

 

Term 3  

  

Term 1  

 

Term 2  

 

Term 3  

 

 

Seasonal change – weather 

 

Big idea 5 

 

Everyday materials – Year 1 

Big ideas 1, 2 4 and 13. 

 

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

 

Big ideas 7 and 8 

Seasonal change –  

observation of changes 

Big idea 5 

 

Animals including humans  - Year 1 

 

Big ideas 7 and 8 

 

 

 

 

Seasonal change – weather 

Big idea 5 

 

Plants Year 1 – trees deciduous and evergreen 

 

Big ideas 7 and 8 

 

 

Plants Year 1 – common wild and garden plants 

 

Big ideas 7 and 8 

 

 

 

Uses of everyday materials – Year 2 

 

Big ideas 1, 2 3, 4 and 13 

 

 

Animals including Humans – Year 2 

 

Big ideas 7 and 8 

 

Plants Year 2 – seeds and bulbs 

 

Big ideas 7 and 8 

 

Living things and their habitats  

Year 2 

 

Big idea 9 

 

 

Plants Year 2 – water, light, health of plants 

 

Big ideas 7 and 8 

 

 

Curriculum Map Year A 

 

Autumn 1 

Autumn 2 

Spring 1 

Spring 2 

Summer 1 

Summer 2 

Year 3/4 

Light Big Idea 1,2 

 

Electricity Big Idea 4 

Rocks Big Idea 1,7 

Forces and magnets 

Big Idea 2, 3 

 

 Living things and their habitats  Big Idea 9 

Year 5/6 

Materials – Properties Big Idea 1 Materials – Changes Big Idea 3,4 

Forces & Gears Big Idea 3, 4 

Electricity Big Idea 4 

Living things and their habitats Y5 and Y6 (Each year group teach their own year. Big Ideas 8 and 9  

Animals including humans Y5 complete Y6 unit with medicines and smoking and 6 complete Y5 unit as RSE  plus STAR 

 Big Idea 7,8 

 

Curriculum Map Year B 

 

Autumn 1 

Autumn 2 

Spring 1 

Spring 2 

Summer 1 

Summer 2 

Year 3/4 

Animals including humans Y3 Big Idea 7 

 

Animals including humans Y4 Big Idea 7,8 

 

Sound Big Idea 1,2  

 

States of Matter Big Idea 1 

Plants Big Idea 7 

 

Year 5/6 

Living things and their habitats Y5 teach Y6 unit and Y6 teach Y5 unit to fit in with RSE  Big Ideas 8 and 9 

Light Big Idea 1,2,6 

Evolution and inheritance Big Idea 9,10 

 

Earth and Space Big Idea 5,6 

Animals including humans Y5 complete Y6 unit with medicines and smoking and 6 complete Y5 unit as RSE  plus STAR 

 Big Idea 7,8 

 

 

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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