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At St Clare’s we aim to give children a science curriculum which enables them to confidently explore and discover the world around them, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. To achieve this involves exciting, hands on experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning.

Our aim is that these stimulating and challenging experiences will help children to secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary. We believe that these opportunities will ensure that our children are confident, lifelong learners who will explore the world around them.

Implementation:

Science lessons are delivered in a variety of contexts, following the key areas of biology, chemistry, physics and working scientifically. Resourcing and staff training are ongoing and adapted to the needs of our staff and pupils. Progress of pupils is closely monitored by staff, with formal assessments being carried out termly. We are working closely with the Stem science network to develop best practice and ensure our teaching is in keeping with the latest developments in the subject. All staff show an awareness of pupils in their classes with additional needs, with teaching and planning adapted to cater to allow for all groups of pupils to make good to outstanding progress.

Science overview:

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1 Investigative skills

Everyday Materials

Investigative skills

Seasonal Changes

Plants

Investigative skills

Animals including humans

Year 2 Materials Living things and Habitats Plants and animals Keeping Healthy
Year 3 Animals, including humans Forces & Magnets Plants Rocks Light
Year 4 Living things and their habitats

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Working scientifically

Animals including humans

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Working scientifically

States of Matter

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Working scientifically

Electricity

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Working scientifically

Sounds

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Working scientifically

Recap of all topics

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Working scientifically

Year 5 Earth and Space Keeping Healthy Properties and changes in materials Forces Living things and their habitats Animals, including humans
Year 6 Evolution & Inheritance Animals, including humans Living things & their habitats Light Revision Electricity

Example of a science knowledge organiser:Copy of year-4-living-things-and-their-habitats

Science assessment grids:Copy of Year 6 Science Assessment NEW Fina