Science

 

 

 

Science at Landywood

Science is much more than just a lesson we have to teach. At Landywood Primary school we want our children to be inspired to learn about the world they live in through science. It is important that we encourage them to question, be inquisitive and discover ways to satisfy their curiosity. We aim to encourage and nurture their curiosity and enable them to develop a range of skills that enables them to discover answers. At Landywood we think science is for everyone, as the skills they learn are useful in all areas of their learning. Having a good understanding of science and working scientifically allows children to make informed decisions about important things as they grow, such as their health and looking after the world around them. We want every child to have a positive experience of science from their time in Early Years until Year 6.

 

Progression of Skills

By the end of Year 1 pupils will be able to ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways, observe closely using simple equipment, perform simple tests, identify and classify, use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions and gather and record data to help in answering questions. They will learn these skills through the topics - Plants, Animals including Humans, Everyday Materials and Seasonal Changes.

 

By the end of Year 2 pupils will be able to ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways, observe closely using simple equipment, perform simple tests, identify and classify, use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions, gather and record data to help in answering questions.  They will learn these skills through the topics - Living Things and their Habitats, Plants, Animals including Humans and Uses of Everyday Materials.

 

By the end of Year 3 pupils will be able to ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them, set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests, make systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, take accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers, gather, record, classify and present data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions, record findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts and tables, report on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions, use results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions, identify differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes and use straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings. They will learn these skills through the topics - Plants, Animals including Humans, Rocks, Light and Forces and Magnets.

 

By the end of Year 4 pupils will be able to ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them, set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests, make systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, take accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers, gather, record, classify and present data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions, record findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts and tables, report on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions, use results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions, identify differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes and se straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings. They will learn these skills through the topics - Living Things and their Habitats, Animals including Humans, States of Matter, Sound and Electricity.

 

By the end of Year 5 pupils will be able to plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary, take measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings where appropriate, recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables and bar and line graphs, using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests, reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations and identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments. They will learn these skills through the topics - Living Things and their Habitats, Animals including Humans, Properties and Changes of Materials, Earth and Space and Forces.

 

By the end of Year 6 pupils will be able to plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary, take measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings where appropriate, recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables and bar and line graphs, using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests, reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations and identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments. They will learn these skills through the topics - Living Things and their Habitats, Animals including Humans, Evolution and Inheritance, Light and Electricity.

 

Science outside of the classroom

Science Day – March 2020

At Landywood we want to celebrate all things science during a whole school Science Day. It is important to investigate and explore the importance of science and how it is used in the daily lives of people. We aim to take part in a variety of activities to develop our scientific minds as well as paying tribute to the efforts and achievements of the field of science.

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