Science

At Cromwell Primary School we have strived to maintain excellent standards in the teaching and learning of science. In order to meet national expectations for  our children  we have invested in the Collin’s Snap Science scheme.  This scheme is one which evolves to ensure teachers are always up-to-date with any changes to the new curriculum.

 

As part of our assessment routine we have recently introduced the Rising Stars material which helps teachers to track pupil progress throughout each topic.

 

In addition to meeting the statutory requirements we aim to reinforce our children’s learning through the use of Enrichment Lessons. These lessons aim to give the children the investigative opportunities to plug any gaps in learning, too.

 

Our Long term Plans for science across the School are as follows:

 

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn 1

Humans

Humans

All About the body

Humans

Humans and Animals

Humans and Animals

Autumn 2

Seasonal changes

Everyday materials

Forces and Magnets

Electricity

Forces

Electricity

Spring 1

Everyday

materials

Animals

Rocks

State of matter

Properties and changes of materials

Light

 

 

 

Spring 2

Plants

Plants

Plants

Sound

Properties and changes of materials

Evolution and Inheritance

Summer 1

Animals

Living Things and Habitats

Animals

Animals

Earth and Space

Living Things and Habitats

Summer 2

Seasonal Changes

Living Things and Habitats

Light and Shadow

Living Things and Habitats

Living Things and Habitats

Living Things and Habitats

 

 

To foster collaborative thinking and higher order skills, we have put a significant focus on language development in science. To support children with this and towards the improvement of conceptual understanding, we encourage children to complete the science holiday homework tasks before a new unit of study has begun. Your support in enabling the children to achieve this is greatly appreciated.