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Science

Studying Science provides children with the foundations for understanding the world around us. Science encourages us to ask questions, find answers and make close observations about how and why things work as they do. While we develop these rational explanations we also aim to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Children enjoy finding out how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.

Yearly Overview

AutumnSpringSummer
Y1Everyday materials. Seasonal Change.Living things: Animals inc. humans. Seasonal Change.Living things: Plants. Seasonal Change.
Y2 Plants. Uses of materials. Materials: Investigating uses of materials. Animals: Including humans.Living things and their habitats
Y3 Light and dark. Forces and magnets.Animals: Including humans. Investigations.Rocks and soil. Plants.
Y4Living things and their habitats. Teeth and digestion.Electricity. Sound. Investigations. States of matter.
Y5Properties and changes in materials.Living things and their habitats. Animals: Including .Space. Forces.
Y6Light. Electricity.Evolution and inheritanceAnimals: Including humans. Living things: and their habitats

Science at Queen Edith is very “hands on” and children are encouraged to “Work Scientifically” during each and every topic. As such they develop a variety of important skills including the ability to plan, observe and evaluate. They become accustomed to using a variety of tools and equipment and over time become adept at presenting and explaining their findings. Investigating is at the heart of Science and Queen Edith children know we value their thinking.

For more information please click here for our science policy.