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Science

Year 1 - In Science, children will be learning about ‘Animals including Humans’; ‘Plants’; ‘Everyday Materials’; ‘The Seasons and Seasonal change’ and ‘Forces and Movement’. The focus will change each term, but children will be exploring these areas continually throughout the year, for example, they will monitor the plants that grow in the local area all year.

 

Year 2 – During science we will be covering the following topics:

  • Using Everyday Materials

  • Sound and Hearing

  • Living Things and their Habitats

  • Plants

  • Animals Including Humans

Through these topics we will be developing our observation skills, sorting skills and enquiry skills as well as learning about famous scientists.

 

Year 3 - In Class 3 the children will explore a variety of scientific areas. These include:

  • Magnets and Springs

  • Light – reflections and shadows

  • Plants – life cycles of flowers, how water is transported in plants

  • Animals, including humans – nutrition, skeletons and muscles

  • Rocks – fossils and soils

Through these topic areas the children will have the opportunity to research famous scientists, plan and carry out experiments, generate and analyse data and ask and answer questions.

 

Year 4 - In Class 4 the children will explore the following areas:

  • All Living Things - classification keys, human impact on environments.
  • Animals including humans - digestive system, teeth, food chains.
  • Electricity - common appliances, simple circuits, series, switches, conductors & insulators.
  • States of matter - solid, liquids, gases, evaporation and condensation.
  • Sound - vibration, pitch and volume.

Through these topic areas the children will have the opportunity to research famous scientists, plan and carry out experiments, generate and analyse data and ask and answer questions.

 

 

Year 5 -  In Science, Year 5 learn about:

  • All living things – life cycles and reproduction.

  • Animals including humans – human development from birth to old age.

  • Properties and changes of materials – hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, response to magnets.

  • Forces – gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction, forces and motion.

  • Earth and Space –the Solar System.

 

Year 6 - In Class  6 the children will explore the following areas:

  • All living Things - Interdependence and Adaptation, leading into Evolution and Inheritance.
  • Light and How we See Things.
  • Electrical Circuits.
  • Animals including Humans - Healthy Living and the Circulatory System.

  They will also be revising many of the scientific skills and knowledge gained over their primary school years in preparation of their transition to KS3, becoming more independent in planning their own experiments and learning how science is applied in our wider world.

For more information please contact the subject co-ordinator, Mrs Broomhead, alternatively please look at your child's class page.
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