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East Acton Primary School "Growing Together"

Science

In Science, we aim to inspire and foster children’s natural curiosity and interest in the world around them. We develop children’s scientific knowledge and understanding of this world through encouraging them to question, involving them in practical investigations and teacher led demonstrations. Children are encouraged to record the results and to draw upon them to reach scientific conclusions. During their time at the school, the children are introduced to many scientific concepts and skills which together will encourage them to develop an enquiring mind and a scientific approach to problem-solving.

Science is taught progressively allowing children to make links from year to year in their investigations and enquiry of the sections of the National Curriculum: Living Processes and Living Things, Materials and their Properties and Physical Processes.

 

 

Science Curriculum Coverage

 

Reception

Early Learning Goal 14 – The World

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

 

Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

1

Materials

Animals including humans

Plants

 

Seasonal Changes

2

Uses of Everyday Materials

Animals including humans

Living things and their habitats

 

Plants

3

Forces and Magnets

Light

Rocks and fossils

 

Animals including Humans

Plants

4

Animals, including Humans

 

Electricity

States of Matter

 

Living things and their habitats

Sound

 

5

Earth and Space

 

Animals including Humans

Forces

 

Properties and changes of materials

 

Living things and their habitat

6

Living things and their Habitats

 

Evolution and Inheritance

Electricity

 

Light

Animals including Humans

 

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