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Curriculum

National Curriculum Science

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  •  develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics

  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them

  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Our Curriculum

At Hampton Hargate Primary School wherever possible, Science links to topic work or other areas of the curriculum. Teachers have the professional flexibility to plan from a variety of resources but the core of each unit is from the PLAN documents. The PLAN primary science assessment resources – www.planassessment.com – have been produced to help schools plan and assess effectively the science National Curriculum (England).

At Hampton Hargate we use the Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project from Bath Spa University to assess our Working Scientifically strands.

Full scientific enquiry, involving the concept of fair testing, will occur in each unit of work where appropriate. There will be many other lessons where aspects of investigations are reinforced. As the children progress through the school a greater emphasis is placed on investigative work. Scientific ideas should be developed through practical investigation wherever possible.

Investigations will always be followed by thorough reinforcement of the knowledge and understanding gained from the experience. Children will be given the opportunity to devise and implement their own investigations from Y2 – Y6.

Please see below the curriculum map for Science showing our 2 year rolling programme:

Cycle A

 2020

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Animals inc humans

Living things and their habitats

Seasonal changes

Seasonal changes

Plants

Outdoor learning

Year 2

Animals inc humans

Everyday materials

Everyday materials

Living things and their habitats

Animals inc humans – healthy eating, exercise

Plants

Year 3

Rocks and Soils

Animals including humans

Forces and Magnets

Sound

Year 4

Rocks and Soils

Animals including humans

Forces and Magnets

Sound

Year 5

Forces

Evolution & Inheritance

Animals including humans

Earth and space

Year 6

Forces

Evolution & Inheritance

Animals including humans

Earth and space

 

Cycle B

2021

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Animals inc humans

Living things and their habitats

Seasonal changes

Seasonal changes

Plants

Outdoor learning

Year 2

Animals inc humans

Everyday materials

Everyday materials

Living things and their habitats

Animals inc humans – healthy eating, exercise

Plants

Year 3

Light

Electricity

Plants

State of Matter

Living things

Habitats

Year 4

Light

Electricity

Plants

State of Matter

Living things

Habitats

Year 5

Properties and Changes of Materials

Gases around us

Electricity

Light

All living things

Year 6

Properties and Changes of Materials

Gases around us

Electricity

Light

All living things