Science

Through the teaching of Science at Eyres Monsell Primary School, we aim to ensure that all pupils develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.

 

Through these strands, the children are encouraged not to passively accept stated facts or knowledge, but to think for themselves, to question what is going on around them and see things from a deeper perspective, thus developing pupils’ enthusiasm to enhance their knowledge by a readiness to discover more.


Science in Early Years Foundation Stage


Within EYFS the children’s knowledge of science is grouped under the heading of Understanding the World.  This is then sub-divided into 3 main subsections which include: People and Communities, The World and Technology with the key science focus being mainly based on The World. 

       By the end of foundation stage (if the learning goals have been achieved) the children should be able to:

       Talk about similarities and differences

       Talk about areas of the environment

       Make observations

 

Science in Key Stage One


The principal focus of science teaching in key stage 1 is to enable pupils to experience and observe phenomena, looking more closely at the natural and humanly constructed world around them.

       asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways

       observing closely, using simple equipment

       performing simple tests

       identifying and classifying

       using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

       gathering and recording data to help in answering questions

 

Science in Key Stage Two

 

The principal focus of science teaching in key stage 2 is to enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas.

       They should do this through exploring and talking about their ideas; asking their own questions about scientific phenomena; and analysing functions, relationships and interactions more systematically.

 

       The principal focus of science teaching in key stage 2 is to enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. They should do this through exploring and talking about their ideas; asking their own questions about scientific phenomena; and analysing functions, relationships and interactions more systematically.

 

Attainment targets

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study

Parents are updated about progress and attainment in science at parents’ evening in the autumn and spring and in the written report at the end of the year. There are also regular updates about science in the school posted on the school Twitter feed and class pages on the school website.

 

Overall plan of Science across KS1 and KS2

Year 1

 

Plants

Animals,

 Including

humans

 

Everyday materials

 

 

Seasonal

changes

 

Year 2

Living things

 and their

habitat

Animals,

Including

 humans

Uses of

every day

 materials

 

Plants

 

Year 3

Plants

 

Animals,

 Including

 Humans

Rocks

Light

 

Forces and magnets

Year 4

Living things

 and their

habitat

Animals,

Including

humans

States of

Matter

 

 

Electricity

 

 

Sound

Year 5

Living things

 and their

habitat

Animals,

Including

Humans

Properties and

Changes of materials

Earth and

Space

 

Forces

 

Year 6

Living things

 and their

habitat

Animals,

Including

Humans

Evolution

and

inheritance

 

Light

 

Electricity

 

 

 

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