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Science

At George Eliot Primary School our vision is to give children a Science curriculum which enables them to explore and discover the world around them. To achieve this we encourage curiosity and questioning through exciting, hands on experiences.  

 

We believe Science is good when:

- it is enquiry based

- it is child led and children discover for themselves

- it is open-ended

- children enjoy themselves

- children are curious and ask questions

 

Your child will learn Working Scientifically skills and will investigate the areas below through different enquiry types throughout the year (Identifying and classifying, Pattern Seeking, Observing Over Time, Fair Test and Research).  Read the latest newsletter or speak to your child's class teacher for more information.

 

Year 1

  • Plants (basic structure)
  • Animals including humans (basic knowledge of parts of human body and comparing animals)
  • Everyday materials (describing properties)
  • Seasonal changes.

Year 2

  • Plants (what plants need to grow)
  • Animals including humans (needs for survival, food and hygiene)
  • Use of everyday materials (explore and compare materials for uses)
  • Living things and their habitats (explore variety of habitats, simple food chains).

Year 3

  • Plants (life cycles)
  • Animals including humans (nutrition, skeleton and muscles)
  • Rocks (fossils and soils)
  • Light (reflection and shadows)
  • Forces and magnets (magnetic materials, attracting and repelling).

Year 4

  • Animals including humans (digestive system, teeth and food chains)
  • Living things and habitats (classification keys)
  • States of matter (changes of state, evaporation and condensation)
  • Sound (vibration, pitch and volume)
  • Electricity (simple circuits, insulators and conductors).

Year 5

  • Animals including humans (human development from birth to old age)
  • Living things and their habitats (life cycles and reproduction in humans and plants)
  • Properties and changes of materials (dissolving, separating materials, reversible and irreversible changes)
  • Forces (gravity, air resistance, water resistance, friction)
  • Earth and Space (Earth, Sun and Moon, the solar system).

Year 6

  • Animals including humans (circulatory system, diet and exercise, healthy living)
  • Living things and their habitat (classification, characteristics of plant and animal groups)
  • Light (how it travels, how we see, shadows)
  • Electricity (voltage and power in circuits, circuit components, symbols and diagrams)
  • Evolution and inheritance (how living things have changed over time, fossils, dinosaurs, adaptation to environment).

Take a look at the Science Museum's Kitchen Science Ideas and try out an exciting investigation at home today!

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  • NW8 0NH
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