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Science

Science

 

At High View the focus for Science teaching is on the children building up a body of knowledge and concepts, through which they are encouraged to recognise rational explanations and develop a sense of awe and wonder about natural phenomena. Children are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes. The teaching of Science focuses on the New National Curriculum's objectives yet this is set within a Discovery topic, incorporating a journey of learning. For example, history and literacy are often incorporated within this theme.

 

Aims of the New Curriculum

 

The National Curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

 

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

 

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

 

•are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

 

In Key stage 1, pupils read and spell scientific vocabulary at a level consistent with their increasing word reading and spelling knowledge. By key stage 2, pupils should read, spell and pronounce scientific vocabulary correctly.

 

At High View we run a yearly Science Week that is always exceedingly popular with children across the whole school. It covers a different area of Science and often investigates elements that the curriculum does not cover. Last year the children became forensic scientist using scientific procedures to investigate crimes such as a forged cheque with fingerprints left on it.

 

As well as Science topics, we aim to provide enrichment opportunities as well. Some year groups have enjoyed visits from theatre groups who teach Science through mini productions such as finding out about space and the planets. Some children have also enjoyed learning Science from beyond the school grounds, with trips to the Science Museum or more locally, such as studying plant types at the local park.

 

" I enjoyed when we tested friction by pulling different shoes using a forcemeter. I liked testing magnets for strength. I've learnt new things" Dara - Doves

 

"I enjoyed doing experiments on plants. I loved seeing the celery colour change" Scarlett - Doves

Overview of KS2 Science

 

 

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

 

Autumn 1

 

 

Plants

Animals

Plants

Animals including humans

 

 

 

Autumn 2

 

 

Plants

Habitats

Habitats

Animals including humans

 

 

Spring 1

 

 

Animals

 

 

Sound

 

 

Our World

 

 

 

Evolution

 

 

Spring 2

Forces

Electricity

Forces

 

Plant Classification

 

Summer 1

 

Light

 

 

States of matter

Materials

 

 

Electricity/Light

 

 

Summer 2

Rocks

 

States of matter

Materials

 

 

Micro-organisms

 

 

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