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Meadowdale Primary School

 

Science

At Meadowdale, we nurture children’s natural curiosity and build strong foundations for their understanding of the world around them, equipping all pupils with the skills and knowledge to help them think scientifically. We develop children’s respect for all living things and the physical environment.

Science is taught as a discrete subject across the school and each year group bases their planning on the requirements of the Foundation Stage Framework (ELG: The Natural World) and the National Curriculum.

The curriculum builds throughout the children’s time at school, with topics being returned to at various points. These topics are plants; living things and their habitats; animals including humans; evolution and inheritance; seasonal changes; materials; rocks; light; forces; sound; electricity; earth and space.

As we revisit topics, we teach the subject-specific vocabulary which will enable all children to express their ideas and develop their understanding of scientific concepts. We encourage all children to ask questions, and use practical investigations and careful observations to explore and discover the answers to these questions. Working scientifically skills are embedded in the planning of each topic and develop cumulatively across the school. We help all children to understand the relevance and importance of science in everyday life.

 

Science Curriculum Overview

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1 Animals, including humans

 

 

Everyday materials

 

 

    Plants

 

 

 
Year 2 Living things and their Habitats

 

 

  Uses of Everyday Materials

 

 

  Animals, including humans

 

 

Plants

 

 

Year 3 Rocks and Soils

 

 

Sound

 

 

Forces and Magnets

 

 

Animals including Humans

 

 

Plants

 

 

 
Year 4 Animals, including humans

 

 

Light

 

 

Electricity

 

 

  Animals, including humans

 

States of Matter

 
Year 5 Earth and Space Forces Properties and changes of materials

 

 

  Living Things and Their Habitats DNA?

 

Animals, including humans?

Year 6 Blood and Circulation Light Evolution and Inheritance

 

 

Electricity Living things and their Habitat