Children develop an understanding of science through planned topics. Experiences are structured so that knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes develop through first- hand experiences and problem solving activities. There are investigation tables in all classes to support the topic being experienced. Children in Key stage 1, learn a range of scientific skills, including asking relevant questions, seeking answers, observing, investigating and performing simple tests, predicting and recording data. Some educational off site visits are science based.
|Autumn||Weather and the Seasons||Autumn Day||Ourselves and our bodies and our senses|
|Spring||Winter Celebration Day||Materials – investigating and sorting materials; what materials are used for.||Spring Celebration Day||Plants
Recognising British Plants
|Summer||Plants||Animals grouping, classifying
School visit to Alice Holt (habitat, camouflage).
|Summer Celebration Day|
|Autumn||Plants and Animals in the Local Environment – linked to survival||Habitats Abroad – how animals are adapted to their habitat.
Jungle, desert, polar, savannah
|Spring||Healthy Living and Growth||Plants|
|Summer||Materials – describing properties, naming & properties of materials.||Using Materials – choosing materials for different purposes based on their properties.|