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Science

SCIENCE

The world of Science is a magical one for children.

In following the National Curriculum, we provide a broad based experience of Science and, in particular, encouraging enquiring minds. Emphasis is placed on scientific investigation with hands on activities to consolidate knowledge and develop understanding of the world around them, to enable every child to experience success in this area of the curriculum.

 

PHASE MAP FOR SCIENCE

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 1

Everyday Materials
Identify different materials and naming, finding and labelling

Seasonal changes
Recording daily weather patterns and discuss monthly changes
Compare our weather to weather in other parts of the UK

Animals including Humans
Labelling body parts of humans
Describing the similarities of humans
Knowing they have 5 senses
Knowing the human lifecycle and changes
Knowing that animals grow bigger as they mature
Looking at other animals

Seasonal Changes
Record the weather in our school surroundings
Know the seasons and patterns
Discuss the differences

Plants
Identifying features of a plant/not a plant
Investigating how seeds germinate
Investigate what plants need to grow
How plants change over time

Seasonal Changes
Look at weather on the BBC website
Bring in weather reports from home
Make predictions
Discuss seasonal differences

Year 2

Materials
Describing physical properties
Sorting, grouping according to properties
Knowing how to change and use materials in different situations
Scientific vocabulary

Animals including humans - lifecycles

Health – how we grow and be healthy humans have offspring that grow into adults basic needs of humans importance of exercise, types of food and hygiene medicines
PSHE/Science links - Hygiene
Heath

Plants - Life Cycles
Describe basic needs of plants and animals and their lifecycles
Sorting according to features
Knowing how they are alive

Living things in their habitats
Identifying different habitats in the local area
Identifying common plants and animals
Knowing different plants and animals live in different places
Recording the relationship between humans, plants and animals in a simple food chain
Changing the environment can affect the plants and animals living there

Year 3

Material Properties
Rocks and properties
Comparing and grouping
How fossils are formed

Forces & Magnets
Magnetic forces act at a distance
Attraction and repulsion
Poles of a magnet

Light & Astronomy
Shadows & Sun movement
Light is reflected from a surface
Patterns in size of shadows

Plants
Identify, loacte and describe functions
Requirements for growth
Transport of water
Lifecyle - flowers

Animals including humans
Nutrition - digestive system
Teeth- functions
Construct & interpre food chains

Year 4

States of Matter
Changes of state & water cycle

All Living Things
Habitats
Grouping of living things
Classification keys
Changing environments

Animals including Humans
Skeletal/Muscular System & Digestive System
Compare animals

Electricity
Simple circuit
Switches
Conductors and Insulators

Sound
How sounds are made by vibrations
Pitch

Year 5

Earth & Space
Recognise that the Earth, Sun and Moon are spherical and describe how shadows change as the sun appears to move across the sky.

Forces
Effects of gravity, wind and air resistance, friction, gears, pulleys and levers

Properties of Everyday Materials & Reversible/Irreversible Changes
Compare & group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties
Know that some materials dissolve in liquid to form a solution.

Environment - Observing life cyles
Name the parts of a flower & explain how pollen and seeds are dispersed.

Animals - Human life cycle
Describe the changes as humans develop to old age

Year 6

All Living Things
How living things are classified (micro-organisms, plants and animals)
Give reasons for classification

Electricity
The brightness of a bulb is affected by voltage or number of cells
Compare and give reasons for components function in a circuit
Use electrical symbols

Light
It appears to travel in straight lines. We see things as light from the reflects into our eyes
Why do shadows cast the same shape as the object

Ainals including humans
Identify and name main parts of circulatory system,br/>Recognise impact of diet, drugs, exercise and life on body
Describe how food and nutrients are transported through the body

Evolution And Inheritance
Recognise things have changed over time
Living things produce offspring similar but not identical to their parents
How are things adapted to their environments