Purpose of study

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.


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



What materials could Miss Wood use to fix her leaky tent?

During this topic we will learn that everyday materials have their own properties and know why we would choose a material for a particular job. We will also research information about the inventor Charles Macintosh.


Animals including humans

How can I grow to be a happy, healthy me?

During this topic we will learn that animals and humans have offspring that grow in to adults and that animals can lay eggs or give birth to live young to reproduce. We will also learn that humans need to eat a balanced diet, exercise and have good hygiene.



How does a tiny seed grow into a tall sunflower?

During this topic we will learn that plants grow from bulbs and seeds and that they need light, warmth and water to survive. We will also learn that flowers are made up from different parts and that seeds can be dispersed in different ways.


Living things and their habitats

Is under a rock a good place to live?

During this topic we will learn that some things are living, some were once living but now dead and some have never been alive. we will also learn that different animals live in different places known as habitats and how living things depend on each other for survival.


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