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Science

Science

 

Our science curriculum is intended to create scientists; children who are eager to investigate and to ask questions, seeking out answers to these. We provide opportunities for children to learn independently and collaboratively, with and without the class teacher to explore the world around them.  From EYFS to Year 6, children are given the opportunities to explore and investigate a variety of products and phenomena. We ensure opportunities for the 5 lines of enquiry are frequent and provide children with the chance to look at a variety of research and scientists. 

 

Key Principles of Science

“We know that good science occurs in our school when…”
Children are engaged and excited
Children are active learners and work practically
Children have opportunities to investigate and explore their own ideas
Children feel inspired to find out more
Children confidently use Scientific Vocabulary
Children explain and discuss their predictions and findings of investigations
Children use a range of Scientific and ICT equipment where necessary
Children explore Science inside and outside the classroom
Teachers ask open questions to expand children’s thinking
Work is differentiated so all children can access and learn
Teachers have high expectations of all children

 

For further information on how our Early Years unit provides the foundations for Science please follow this link to the EYFS page:

 https://www.oakhillprimaryschool.co.uk/early-years-foundation-stage-eyfs/

 

 

Our Science Curriculum by year group and strand is as follows:

 

 

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 1

 

Materials

Chemistry

Animals including humans

Biology

Plants

Biology

Year 2

Materials

Chemistry

Animals including humans

Biology

Living things

Biology

Year 3

Forces and Magnets

Physics

 

Light & Living things including humans

Biology

Plants

Biology

Year 4

States of Matter and Sound

Chemistry

Electricity

Physics

Living things and habitats & animals including humans

Biology

Year 5

Materials

Chemistry

Animals including humans

Biology

Earth and Space & Forces

Physics

Year 6

Light & Electricity

Physics

Evolution and Inheritance

Biology

Living things and habitats & animals including humans

Biology

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