Science Implementation

Science units are linked to the class topic where appropriate to ensure the learning is meaningful and relevant whilst the rolling programme ensures full coverage across the curriculum. Science is taught to ensure scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding of all primary aspects of biology, chemistry and physics. This includes accurate understanding and use of subject specific vocabulary in both written work and discussion in class. This key vocabulary is reflected on learning walls and displays.

Each unit of work aims to have at least one link with a key feature of scientific enquiry and may include observing, identifying, classifying, comparing, researching and fair testing. Fair testing is presented as 5 areas: question, prediction, method (including equipment), results and conclusion. Pupils progress from identifying variables (what to change, what to keep the same and what to measure) to designing their own tests. Specific maths skills are used to collect, present and analyse data from fair testing. Where relevant links are made with uses and implications of science today.

Core Concepts

Biology Chemistry and Physics strands with concepts

Y1.2 Plants Knowledge Organiser

Y1.2 Living things and their habitats Knowledge Organiser

Y1.2 Materials Knowledge Organiser

Y1.2 Seasons Knowledge Organiser

Y1.2 Animals including humans – classification Knowledge Organiser

Y3.4 Electricity Knowledge Organsier

Y3.4 Plants Knoweldge Organsier

Y3.4 Forces and magnets Knowledge Organsier

Y3.4 Rocks and State of Matter Knowledge Organiser

Y3.4 The Body Knowledge Organsier

Y3.4. Living things and their habitats Knowledge Organiser

Y3.4 Light and Sound Knowledge Organsier

Y5.6 Circulatory System and Healthy Eating Knowledge Organiser

Y5.6 Earth and Space Knowledge Organiser

Y5.6 Classification Knowledge Organsier

Y5.6 Electricity Knowledge Organiser

Y5.6 Evolution and Inheritance Knowledge Organiser

Y5.6 Forces Knowledge Organiser

Y5.6 Light Knoweldge Organsier

Y5.6 Plant and Animal Life cycles Knoweldge Organsier

Y5.6 Properties and Changes of Materials Knowledge Organiser

PLAN Working scientifically matrix – Y5+Y6 FV

PLAN Working scientifically matrix – Y3+Y4 FV

PLAN Working scientifically matrix – Y1+Y2 FV

Working Scientifically progression EYFS