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Autumn Term

Year Science Unit Topic
1

Identifying Materials

Types of Animals

The Big Wide World

Marvellous Medics

2

Living Things

Fire, Fire

Kings and Queens

3

Rocks and Soils

Movement and Feeding

Ancient Greeks

4

Electricity

Sound

Stone Age

5 and 6

Our Bodies - 2022

Forces - 2022

Separating Mixtures - 2023

Types of Change - 2023

Ancient Egyptians

 

British Empire

 

Spring Term

 

Year Science Unit Topic
1

Comparing Materials

Parts of Animals

Dinosaurs

Wonder Weather

2

Plants

Changing Shape

Castles

Local Area

3

Magnets and Forces

Light and Shadows

My City: Bridgtown

Romans

4

Changes of State

Human Nutrition

Farm and Food

5 and 6

Evolution & Inheritance - 2023

Earth and Space - 2023

Electricity - 2024

Materials - 2024

Exciting Explorers - 2023

 

A Child's War WW2 - 2024

 

Summer Term

Year Science Unit Topic
1

Plants

Seasons

The Old Toy Shop

Life on the Sea

2

Habitats

Feeding and Exercise

Powerful People

At the Seaside

3 Plants Rainforests
4

Grouping Living Things

Dangers to Living Things

Invaders and Settlers

5 and 6

Life Cycles - 2023

Classifying Living Things - 2024

Hola Mexico - 2023

Prehistoric Life - 2024

 Science Overview

Science

Science gives pupils the opportunity to study and try out patterns or rules to explain how they work. The National Curriculum is the core of our schools Science curriculum but we have built upon this to ensure that it meets the needs of our children. We chose to follow a commercial scheme to ensure Science skills and knowledge are taught in a systematic and progressive way, so that skills become embedded in long term memory and can be used across the curriculum. The scheme we chose was “Science Bug”. The scheme is supplemented by other resources and adapted where necessary to meet the needs of the children.

The Science Bug units build on each other, allowing for the progression of skills, knowledge and conceptual understanding throughout the school. Scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding are taught through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. The process of working scientifically is woven into all the knowledge and understanding aspects of Science. Working scientifically will include research, observations over time, classifying and identifying, pattern seeking, problem solving, comparative and fair tests. 

Where possible Science is taught in discreet year groups. Where this is not possible, due to mixed age classes, the units will be covered over a two-year cycle.

There will be three discreet Science days in a school year. These days will enable children to investigate topics that are relevant to them, whole school projects and to address any gaps in learning.

Children in EYFS will be given opportunities to observe everyday objects and events, making use of all their senses, asking questions, looking for similarities and differences, and developing skills of sorting and classifying. The children will be guided to make sense of their physical world and their community, finding out about people, places, technology and the environment.