Science

Miss James

Science helps children to explore and understand the way in which our world works. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s prosperity. Pupils will be taught essential aspects of knowledge, methods and processes and uses of science.

The aims are –

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

 To develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of scientific enquiry that help pupils to answer scientific questions about the world around them.

To equip pupils with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future.

Key Stage 1.  

The principal focus of science teaching is to enable pupils to experience and observe phenomena, looking closely at the natural and the humanly constructed world around them.

Programmes of study for Years 1 and 2 include –

  • Working scientifically.
  • Plants
  • Animals including humans
  • Materials
  • Living things and their habitats

Lower Key Stage 2.

Pupils will be given a range of scientific experiences to enable them to raise their own questions about the world around them.

Programmes of study for Years 3 and 4 include –

  • Working scientifically
  • Plants
  • Animals including humans
  • Rocks
  • Light
  • Forces and magnets
  • Living things and their habitats
  • States of matter
  • Sound
  • Electricity

Upper Key Stage 2.

The principal focus of teaching is to enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas.

Programmes of study in Years 5 and 6 include -

  • Working scientifically
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Properties and changes of materials
  • Earth and space
  • Forces
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Light
  • Electricity