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Science

Intent

Our Science Curriculum will ignite pupils' curiosity, creating learners who think deeply, encouraging them to confidently explore and discover the world around them, so that they develop a deeper understanding of the world we live in. We want children to understand how scientists think and work, recognising the impact they have in the world, both historically and through the role science has in the future. We want children to have the confidence to make clear links between their learning and real life – and to understand how their developing knowledge and skills can be used to creatively solve a range of real-life problems. This will give them the tools that they will need to thrive in an ever-changing and uncertain world.  All children at St Edward’s will engage in an exciting and ambitious science curriculum. They will investigate their own questions through practical experiments and investigations.

Implementation

Our science learning is rooted in enabling children to understand the world around them. Units of work are linked, wherever possible, to real-life experiences e.g. holidays in Y2 to Staying Alive in Y6.  Our curriculum sequences knowledge effectively, ensuring that children have a good understanding of core knowledge to enable them to progress from unit to unit. Knowledge is specified in detail in the medium-term overviews to support teachers delivering a consistent curriculum; with core knowledge outlined in knowledge organisers for units of work.

 

Our content areas are delivered through different topics, across each academic year. You can click on each topic to see the knowledge organiser for that topic, which shows, in more detail, the content that is covered. 
Aut 1 Aut 2 Spr 1 Spr 2 Sum 1 Sum 2
Year 1 Who am I? Celebrations Treasure Island Polar Adventures On Safari Holiday
Year 2 Mini Worlds Materials Monster Move it Healthy Me

Young Gardeners

Little Master Chefs
Year 3

Earth Rocks

Opposite Attracts We are astronauts 

Food and our bodies

How does your garden grow? Mirror
Year 4 Living Things

Teeth and eating

Looking at states

Brilliant Bubbles Power it Up What's that sound?
Year 5

Let's get moving

Out of this world Circle of Life Super Scientists 

 Material World

Growing up and Growing wild
Year 6

Let it Shine

Staying alive: Body Health Electrifying Revision

Classifying Critters

We are dinosaur hunters