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.
|Y1||Everyday 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|
|Y4||The Romans: The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. Invasion, conquest and resistance||Travel to the Golden Age: Early Islamic civilisation, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900. A non-European society providing contrast with British history||Electricity: The history of electricity|
|Y5||Properties and changes in materials||Living things: and their habitats Animals: including humans||Space. Forces|
|Y6||Light. Electricity||Evolution and inheritance||Animals: 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.