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.
At Bransty, science is taught as a discrete subject in separate year groups. The strands of science are identified as children split their work into different books which they use throughout school, showing progression in chemistry,physicsand biology. For collaborative work classes also use ‘floor books’ where suggestions and ideas from class discussions can be recorded. Every opportunity is given to children to explore the ‘working scientifically’ element of the curriculum in all topics, in all year groups.
The science curriculum is taught as follows:
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
|Animals including humans||Animals including humans||Animals including humans||Animals including humans||Animals including humans||Animals including humans|
|Living things and their habitats||Living things and their habitats||Living things and their habitats||Living things and their habitats|
|Evolution and inheritance|
|Chemistry||Everyday materials||Uses of everyday materials||Rocks
|States of matter||Properties and changes of materials|
|Earth and Space||Light
|Forces and magnets||Electricity