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Science

Welcome to our Science pages. 

Our Visions and Principles for the teaching and learning of Science at Hampton Hargate are: 

             

Our team:

Science Subject Lead:  Clare Bayliss

Science working party:  Rebecca Kelly and  Jade Griffin

Governor Science Link: Nooruz Zaman

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 Science 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

Cycle A

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Yr 1

Animals inc humans

Seasonal changes

Everyday materials

Seasonal changes

Everyday materials

Seasonal changes

Plants

Seasonal changes

Seasonal Changes

Animals inc humans

Seasonal changes

Yr 2

Animals inc humans (Offspring, animals and young)

Everyday materials

Living things and their habitats

Living things and their habitats

Plants

Animals inc humans (Healthy eating and exercise)

Yr 3

Rocks and Soils

Animals including humans

Forces and Magnets

Sound

Yr 4

Rocks and Soils

Animals including humans

Forces and Magnets

Sound

Yr 5

Forces

Evolution & Inheritance

Animals including humans

Earth and space

Yr 6

Forces

Evolution & Inheritance

Animals including humans

Earth and space

 

CYCLE B

Cycle
B

Autumn
1

Autumn
2

Spring
1

Spring
2

Summer
1

Summer
2

Yr 1

Animals inc humans Seasonal changes

 Everyday materials

Seasonal changes

 Everyday materials

Seasonal changes

Plants

Seasonal changes

 Seasonal changes

 Animals inc humans

Seasonal changes

Yr 2

 Animals inc humans (Offspring, animals and young)  Everyday materials  Living things and habitats  Living things and their habitats  Plants  Animals inc humans (healthy eating and exercise)

Yr 3

Light

Electricity

Plants

State of
Matter

Living things

Habitats

Yr 4

Light

Electricity

Plants

State of
Matter

Living things

Habitats

Yr 5

Properties and Changes of Materials

Gases around us

Electricity

Light

All living things

Yr 6

Properties and Changes of Materials

Gases around us

Electricity

Light

All living thing