Here at Ormiston South Parade Academy, we believe that science plays a fundamental part in changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, therefore all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
In line with the 2014 National Curriculum, our science curriculum is designed to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding and to develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through scientific enquiry. We also focus on ensuring that our pupils are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
We bring Science alive through having many opportunities of enquiry based learning where by the children are taught the programme of study content through working scientifically.
From the very beginning of a child’s school life they are encouraged to ask questions, perform simple tests and use their observations to suggest answers to questions.
They move on to setting up simple fair tests, gathering, recording and classifying data in a variety of ways and using results to draw simple conclusions.
In upper key stage two, the children build on their knowledge of scientific enquiry and learn to take measurements with increasing accuracy and precision, use test results to set up further comparative tests and learn ways in which to present findings from enquiries.
Throughout the year the pupils will be taught a range of scientific topics which are outlined below:
Year 1 – Plants, animals including humans, everyday materials and seasonal changes
Year 2 – Living things and their habitats, plants, animals including humans and use of everyday materials
Year 3 – Plants, animals including humans, rocks, light and forces and magnets
Year 4 – Living things and their habitats, animals including humans, states of matter, sound and electricity
Year 5 – Living things and their habitats, animals including humans, properties and changes of materials, Earth and space and forces
Year 6 – Living things and their habitats, animals including humans, evolution and inheritance, light and electricity
For more information on what your child will exploring within the science topic, then take a look at their year group page.
Miss Harper and Miss Carter run a ‘Super Scientists’ club on a Tuesday after school (3:15 – 4:15pm) which allows children to work scientifically, investigating various areas of science.
Below are some examples of our amazing science learning:
Year 2 – Use of everyday materials Year 4 – Electricity
Year 5 – Properties and changes of materials Year 6 – Light