Fairhouse Primary School

Respect and Success for All

Science

We have created a school framework that ensures full coverage of the National Curriculum. This provides an overview for each year group and progression throughout the key stage developing on knowledge and concepts.



Our curriculum 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; and
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

We aim to embed the content of biology, chemistry and physics, focusing on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. This includes: observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing (controlled investigations); and researching using secondary sources. Pupils are encouraged to seek answers to questions through collecting, analysing and presenting data.


A range of trips and events enrich the learning and provide children with memorable experiences, such as: The Science Dome, Hyde Hall, Canvey Island, Epping Forest and The Science Museum.


 

Long Term Plan

Year 1
 Year 2
 Year 3
 Year 4
 Year 5
 Year 6

Animals including humans

-human body, animals, senses, amphibians, mammals and reptiles


Everyday materials

-properties and purposes


Plants

-common, wild and garden plants


Seasonal weather changes



Plants

-environmental exploration

-plant growth


Everyday materials

-properties

-purposes


Animals, including humans

-growth, life cycles, exercise and diet


Living things and their habitats

-food chains and habitats


Plants

-lifecycles


Investigations


Animals, including humans

-healthy eating

-classifying animals


Rocks


Light


Forces and Magnets


States of matter




Living things and their habitats

-life cycles, adaptation and habitats


Classifying animals


Sound


Electricity and circuits


Investigation


Animals, including humans

-teeth, digestive system, food chains



Living things and their habitats

-life cycles and reproduction


Plants


Investigation


Animals, including humans

-life cycle of a human


Properties and changes of materials


Earth and Space


Forces

Electricity

Light


Evolution and inheritance


Animals, including humans

-human circulatory system, the heart and blood, drug education


Investigation


Living things and their habitats

-classifying plants and organisms, micro-organisms


*Further information about any of the subjects in our curriculum is available upon request.

 
 

At Fairhouse Primary School, our curriculum has been developed following the National Curriculum guidelines.  Please click on the link below, to view the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in Science.

 

Primary Science Quality Mark

In September 2014, we achieved the 'Primary Science Quality Mark' - Bronze Level.