At Spring Grove we believe all children can achieve in science. It is important that our children and families are not only equipped with the scientific vocabulary, skills, knowledge of the world around us, but leave the school as caring, inquisitive individuals who show a scientific understanding of the past and present and its implications for our future.
We intend to do this by not only providing a structured and progressive framework for the children to follow on their scientific journey through school, but also by harnessing opportunities from the curriculum, cross curricular themes, and planned themed days or weeks.
How do we plan?
The Long Term and Medium Term Plans in Key Stage 1 and 2 are guided by the National Curriculum 2014 and Programmes of Study. They are used to provide progression and a broad and balanced curriculum. This means that some units are taught once across the key stages and some units are taught twice to enable greater breadth and or depth.
In the Early Years, the science curriculum is embedded in the Early Years Goals, through themed activities.
Across the school, there is strong emphasis on:
Science Lessons across all stages, provide opportunities for the pupils:
- to build on prior learning,
- develop key scientific vocabulary,
- explore science in a meaningful way by relating it to real life,
- promote deep thinking and questioning.
Motivating and engaging pupils is key to supporting pupils on their scientific journey through school.
This may involve a range of strategies including:
- use of the outdoor learning, visual and auditory resources,
- varied groupings,
- themed STEM weeks or days,
- extra – curricular activities trips, visitors and clubs.
|Year||Aut 1||Autumn 2
|Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|One||Animals including humans||Everyday Materials
|Two||Use of Everyday Materials
|Use of Everyday Materials||Animals including humans||Animals including humans||Living things and their habitats||Plants|
|Rocks||Magnets||Light||Animals including Humans||Plants|
|Four||States of Matter
|Animals including Humans||Living Things and Their Habitats
|Five||Earth and Space
|Earth and Space||Properties and Changing Materials
| Properties and Changing Materials
|Animals Including Humans
Living Things and Their Habitats
|Animals including Humans
|Living Things and their habitats
|Evolution and Inheritance