In its simplest form science is concerned with finding out about things. It involves a systematic study of the natural and physical world based on processes that lead to the drawing of conclusions. From birth children naturally investigate their surroundings; they question the world around them, experiment and draw conclusions. The steps in this process lead to a progressively deeper scientific understanding.
It is important therefore to build upon a child’s natural curiosity and to encourage a scientific approach based on a rich resource of experiences. In the primary school, it is important that many of these experiences are first-hand although the use of secondary sources of information has a part to play. The aims of the subject should be realised by all pupils, regardless of ability, gender or ethnic group.
The aims can be summarised as follows:
- To encourage a sense of interest and enjoyment in all pupils.
- To enable the acquisition of a wide range of knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes
- To develop an enquiring mind and a scientific approach to solving problems.
- To explore how and why things happen
- To understand the world in which we live and develop sensitivity and respect for the environment
- To encourage safe and careful practical work
Coldfair Green Primary School
|Year Group||Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||
|R||Understanding The World – This involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.|
|1||Animals Including Humans||Animals Including Humans||Everyday Materials||Everyday Materials||Seasonal Changes||Plants|
|2||Animals Including Humans||Living Things and Their Habitats||Everyday Materials||Everyday Materials||Plants||Living Things and Their Habitats|
|3||Animals Including Humans||Light||Rocks||Forces and Magnets||Plants||Plants|
|4||Electricity||States of Matter||Sound||Living Things and Their Habitats||Animals Including Humans||Living Things and Their Habitats|
|5||Earth and Space||Forces||Properties of Materials||Changes of Materials||Living Things and Their Habitats||Animals Including Humans|
|6||Light||Electricity||Living Things and Their Habitats||Evolution and Inheritance||Animals Including Humans||