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Science

St Martin and St Mary C of E Primary School

Science Subject Progression Grid

Science - Curriculum Subject Statement

Core Values

Early Years

Foundation Stage

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Love, Honesty, Faith

Children explore the natural world around them, making observations of animals and plants.  They understand some important processes and changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons and changing states of matter. Science gives children the opportunities to find out and gather experiences which they need to understand the world in which we live.

Key Stage 1 children will begin to ask questions to feed their curiosity and they will gain confidence in the knowledge that questioning is a positive and vital aspect of science. They will start to create tests to help answer their questions. We want children to develop a curiosity about (and begin to understand) how processes are working around them; beginning to challenge preconceived ideas of how and why.

Through our science curriculum, we want children to develop an excellent understanding of how phenomena in our world works. Key Stage 2 children will begin to link key scientific concepts together, understanding how knowledge and ideas build on one another. Children will be equipped to test a range of scientific hypothesis, ask scientific questions about our world and also respond critically to…

 

Purpose of study

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

 

National Curriculum Subject Aims

  • The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
 

 

EYFS/National Curriculum Subject Content

EYFS

Key Stage 1

Understanding the World

 

  • The Natural World

Children explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants

  • Children know some similarities and

 differences between the natural world around them and contrasting environments, drawing on their experiences

  • Children understand some important

 processes and changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons and changing states of matter.

Working Scientifically

During years 1 and 2, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:

  • asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • observing closely, using simple equipment
  • performing simple tests
  • identifying and classifying
  • using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

Year 1

Animals, including humans

Everyday materials

Plants

Seasonal changes

Year 2

The Environment & seasons

Changing materials

Forces

Plants

Animals, including humans

Living things and their habitats

         

 

 

Lower Key Stage 2

Working Scientifically

 

During years 3 and 4, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:

  • asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
  • making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers
  • gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
  • recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables
  • reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions
  • using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions
  • identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes
  • using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.

Year 3

Animals including humans

Forces and magnets

Light

Rocks

Plants

Year 4

Sound

Electricity

Animals, including humans

States of matter

Living things and their habitats

 

Upper Key Stage 2

Working Scientifically

During years 5 and 6, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:

  • planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
  • taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate
  • recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs
  • using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests
  • reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations
  • identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.

Year 5

Properties and changes of materials

Forces

Living things and their habitats

Earth and space

Animals including humans

Year 6

Living things and their habitats

Evolution and inheritance

Animals including humans

Electricity

Light

 

Science Education Subject Overview Grid

Year Group

EYFS - Nursery

EYFS - Nursery

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Aut 1

Healthy lifestyles

Seasonal changes- Autumn

Healthy lifestyles

Seasonal changes- Autumn

Animals including humans

The environment & seasons

Animals including humans

Sound

Properties and changes of materials

Living things and their habitats

Aut 2

Natural Processes

Natural Processes

Animals including humans

Changing materials

Forces – Air resistance and friction

Electricity

Properties and changes of materials

Evolution and inheritance

Spr 1

Weather

Seasonal changes – Winter

Everyday materials

Forces

Forces – and magnets

Animals including humans -  Digestion

Forces

Animals including humans

Spr 2

Weather

Life cycles

Animals

Everyday materials

Plants

Light

Animals including humans

Living things and their habitats

Electricity

Sum 1

Plants

Seasonal changes- Spring

Plants

Seasonal changes- Spring

Plants

Animals including humans

Rocks

States of matter

Space

Light

Sum 2

Seasonal changes - Summer

Seasonal changes - Summer

Seasonal Changes

Living things and their habitats

Plants

Living things and their habitats

Animals including humans

 

 

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