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Our aim at St Michael’s

In our school, we believe that children become better scientists through investigation, which stimulates and excites children to develop a love for the subject. We adopt a cross-curricular approach to our Science learning and use a topic theme to create links, provide a rich context and to ‘hook’ the children into their learning. All aspects of the new Primary Science Curriculum 2014 are covered through a two yearly cycle ensuring children experience the three scientific disciplines of life & living processes (biology), materials (chemistry) and physical processes (physics). The children are taught a wide range of scientific vocabulary and encouraged to explore their theories and predictions, recording them in a variety of ways.

The timetable below outlines when science topics will be covered throughout the year in each year group.

 

 

Cycle A

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Years 1 and 2

Animals including humans –

growth- changes

senses

 

Light

 

Sound

Animals including humans

Animals - structure of animals

 

Years 3 and 4

Forces

Magnets

Electricity

Animals including humans

Animals including humans

Living things and their habitats

Years 5 and 6

Materials 

Separation of materials

solubility

Humans and other animals

 

Cycle B

2015-2016

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Years 1 and 2

Seasonal change

Materials  

Materials   

Plants

Living things and their habitats

Plants

Animals including humans

 

Years 3 and 4

Light

Sound

Rocks and Soils

materials – heating, cooling dissolving

humans and the environment

Years 5 and 6

Earth and Space

Forces

Evolution and inheritance

Light and electricity

 


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