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Cranborne Primary School

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Science

Science at Cranborne is a subject which aims to provoke children’s curiosity about the world around them. From a young age, we encourage children to be inquisitive and children are taught to question things for themselves. Science is a popular subject as lessons are engaging, thought provoking and fun. Throughout our programme of study, the children acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit they are taught. The key knowledge identified by each year group is informed by the National Curriculum. Working scientifically skills are also mapped for each year group. These are progressive throughout the school and are in accordance with the expectations of the National Curriculum. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that children are able to acquire key scientific knowledge through practical experiences; using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently.

Our Science Learning 

Take a look at some of our exciting Science learning so far!

Our Science Curriculum

Foundation Stage

In the foundation stage, Science comes under the area of learning  'Understanding the World'.  Children are encouraged to talk about similarities an differences within the world around them including places, objects, materials and living things.  They should be able to talk about the environment around them and how environments can be the same and different.  Children are encouraged to make observations of animals and plants, as well as explaining why some things happen and occur. By the end of the year the children are expected to:


Past and Present

Children at the expected level of development will

Talk about the lives of the people around them and their roles in society
Know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class
Understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books read in class and storytelling.

People, Culture and Communities Children at the expected level of development will: -

Describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observation, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps
Know some similarities and differences between different religious and cultural communities in this country, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class
Explain some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries, drawing on knowledge from stories, non-fiction texts and – when appropriate – maps.

The Natural World Children at the expected level of development will: -
Explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants
Know some similarities and differences between the natural world around them and contrasting environments, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class
Understand some important processes and changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons and changing states of matter.

 

From Year 1 to Year 6, Science is taught weekly in themed topics. 

Below is a document which shows the progression of Science knowledge and skills from Year 1 to Year 6 in each of the topics that we study. 

Please see below our Science Curriculum Map from Year 1 to Year 6 for 2021 - 2022

Have you every wondered... What if you could dig through the earth? or What if you could shrink yourself? Click HERE to find out the answers by watching a quick 5 minute film answering a 'What if..?' question. 

STEM

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) is playing an increasingly large role in education and a solid foundation across the spectrum of these subjects will stand our children in good stead for life at secondary school and beyond.

Exposing children to these subjects and making them both fun and interesting will help them to do so much more than just learn.    

Would you like to try some STEM activities at home with your child?

Have a look at the websites and guides below to give you some ideas of activities you could try at home.

Have fun!

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