Science

Purpose of study

At Craven Primary Acaedmy we believe a high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future , and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of  explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the natural world in which they live. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

Aims

Our curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and  understanding through 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 of science, today and for the future.

Long Term Plan

Here you will find the long term plan for science at Craven primary academy. Wherever possible we try to ensure that children see the links between the science they are currently being taught and their previous learning.We believe that by haing year group specific vocabulary for each topic that builds on prior learning, it helps children to be able discuss scientific knowledge and enquiry with greater efficiency.

Click on a topic to see what are children will be learning about in each unit.

LONG TERM SCIENCE PLAN

Year 1

Animals including Humans

Plants

Materials and Properties

Seasonal Changes

 

 

Year 2

Animals including Humans

Living things and their habitats

Use of everyday materials

Plants

 

 

Year 3

Animals including Humans

Plants

Rocks

Light

Forces and Magnets

 

Year 4

Animals including Humans

Living things and their habitat

States of Matter

Electricity

Sound

 

Year 5

 

Animals, including humans

 

 

Living things and their habitats

 

Properties and changes of materials

 

Earth and Space

 

Forces

 

States of Matter

Year 6

 

Animals, including humans

 

 

Living things and their habitats

 

Evolution and inheritance

 

Light

 

Electricity

 

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