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Darell Primary and Nursery School

School Life

Science

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At Darell Primary and Nursery School, we offer a high quality science education that provides the foundation for understanding the world through biology, chemistry and physics.  We recognise that science is an integral part of our lives and the changing world around us and therefore we believe it is important that all children acquire essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

We follow the National Curriculum for science, which was revised in September 2014. 

Our aim is 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.

Children are taught to use practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programmes of study in each year group (see below).

 

Key Stage 1

Year 1

Year 2

Plants

Animals, including humans

Everyday materials

Seasonal changes

Living things and their habitats

Plants

Animals, including humans

Uses of everyday materials

 

Lower Key Stage 2

Year 3

Year 4

Plants

Animals, including humans

Rocks

Light

Forces and magnets

Living things and their habitats

Animals, including humans

States of matter

Sound

Electricity

 

Upper Key Stage 2

Year 5 

Year 6

Forces

Earth and Space

Properties and changes of materials

Animals, including humans

Living things and their habitats

 

Evolution and Inheritance

Animals, including humans

Light

Electricity

Living things and their habitats

 

 

Websites to help you support your child with Science at home:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z2pfb9q    (bbc bitesize)

www.bbc.co.uk/terrificscientific      (bbc terrific scientific)

https://www.opalexplorenature.org/     (opal explore nature)

http://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/       (wildlife watch)

http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry     (rsc learn chemistry)

http://www.physics.org/marvinandmilo.asp   (physics- Marvin and Milo)