Science

 

Our Science curriculum provides children with a broad range of working scientifically skills to use and apply within the wider school curriculum and throughout life. We provide learners with subjects in context to deepen understanding and stimulate real-world application. We nurture children’s natural curiosity to explore, investigate, predict, analyse, understand and reason through child-led investigations that ensure development of scientific enquiry skills, such as:

  • observing over time;

  • pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping;

  • comparative and fair testing (controlled investigations);

  • researching using secondary sources.

These enquiries improve the children's scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding by giving them opportunities to explore nature, processes and methods of science. This helps them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.

Through our cross-curricular approach centred around nurturing creativity, we support transference and application of skills and knowledge to ensure learning is purposeful and meaningful. We ensure children are well-equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.

By working closely with our secondary colleagues, we can ensure that children enter the secondary phase equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge they need to be successful learners and keep their love of Science alive.

Prendergast Ladywell Primary 

Science Long Term Planning 

Year Group 

Autumn 1 

Term 1 

Autumn 2 

Term 2 

Spring 1 

Term 3 

Spring 2 

Term 4 

Summer 1 

Term 5 

Summer 2 

Term 6 

Year 1 

Seasonal change 

(Summer to Autumn) 

Seasonal change 

(Autumn to Winter - length of days and weather) 

 

Animals including humans  

 

 

 

Everyday materials 

 

Seasonal Change 

(Spring to Summer) 

Plants  

 

 

Year 2 

Plants 

Animals including humans 

 

 

 

Everyday materials 

 Living things and their habitats 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 

Forces and magnets 

 

Rocks 

Plants  

 

Animals including humans 

 Light 

Year 4 

States of matter  

Sound 

 

Electricity 

Animals including humans 

 

Living things and their habitats 

 

 

Year 5 

Forces  

Earth and Space 

Properties and changes of materials 

 

Animals including humans 

  

Living things and their habitats 

 

Year 6 

Evolution and inheritance  

 

 

Electricity 

Animals including humans  

Living things and their habitats 

 

Light