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Science

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
Long Term Science Plan

 

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

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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 

Human  Relationships 

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