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Science

 

In Science we aim to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world around them. In accordance with the National Curriculum guidelines, the children in each phase have experience of topics drawn from Biology, Physics and Chemistry. They learn to question and discuss how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will happen and analyse the causes.

In Reception the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum where science is intertwined in daily learning experiences. Children are immersed in a rich environment which develops their knowledge and understanding of 'Technology’, ‘People and Communities' and 'The World'. They explore using their senses to develop their skills of observation, investigation, prediction and discussion. Their learning is enhanced further during their weekly visits to our fantastic forest school, where they investigate changes in their own environment, and develop care and concern for living things.

In Key Stage 1 the children use practical, hands-on experiences, books, photographs and videos to look closely at the natural and humanly-constructed world and are encouraged to be curious and ask questions building on the foundation laid down in Early Years. They begin to write about their investigations and predictions.

By using scientific processes – observing, problem solving, pattern seeking, predicting outcomes of experiments and communicating findings in a variety of ways – the children begin to develop their understanding of scientific ideas.

In Key Stage 2, the children broaden their scientific view of the world by exploring, talking about, developing and testing their ideas. They then use their evidence, scientific knowledge and understanding to justify and explain their findings using more complex scientific vocabulary.

We believe that with the experience of scientific processes and a wide range of topics the children will be well equipped to meet the challenges of science work in their future school years and life beyond.

At Ravensworth Terrace Primary we like to make our learning fun and hands on so we widen the children’s opportunities wherever possible. We enhance their learning by going on visits and by inviting science experts in.

 

 

Key Stage 1

1

Plants

 

Animals Including Humans

 

Everyday Materials

 

Seasonal Changes

 

2

Living Things & Habitats

 

Plants

 

Animals Including Humans

 

Uses of Everyday Materials

 

Lower Key Stage 2

3

Plants

 

Animals Including Humans

 

Rocks

 

Light

 

Forces and Magnets

 

4

Living Things & Habitats

 

Animals Including Humans

States of Matter

 

Electricity

 

Sound

Upper Key Stage 2

5

Animals Including Humans

All Living Things

 

Properties & Changes of Materials

 

Earth & Space

 

Forces

 

6

Living Things & Habitats

 

Animals Including Humans

Evolution and Inheritance

 

Electricity

 

Light

 

                       

 

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