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Science

At Cheadle Heath Primary School we strive to provide the children with an exciting, rich and varied Science curriculum that includes a balance of knowledge and skills in working scientifically. We follow the National Curriculum ensuring all pupils develop their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.  

Below you can see an overview of the topics covered in Science across the school;

EYFS

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Year Five

Year Six

Working Scientifically

Working Scientifically

Working Scientifically

Working Scientifically

Working Scientifically

Working Scientifically

Working Scientifically

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

Animals including Humans

Animals including Humans

Animals including Humans

Animals including Humans

Animals including Humans

Animals including Humans

 

Living things and their Habitats

 

Living things and their Habitats

Living things and their Habitats

Living things and their Habitats

Plants

Plants

Plants

 

 

Plants

 

 

 

 

 

Evolution and Inheritance

Seasonal changes

 

 

 

 

 

Materials and States of Matter

Materials and States of Matter

 

Materials and States of Matter

Materials and States of Matter

 

 

 

 Electricity

 

 

Electricity

 

 

 

 

Earth and Space

 

 

 

Forces and Magnets

 

Forces and Magnets

 

 

 

Light

 

 

Light

 

 

 

Sound

 

 

 

 

Rocks

 

 

Rocks

 

We provide opportunities for children to work both independently and co-operatively with others to foster curiosity and develop their learning through experiments and investigations. Science is hands on where possible and pupils are given the opportunities to experience science in the real world.  The children are active participants in all aspects of enquiry and throughout their time with us, children will become familiar with the five different types of enquiry:

  • Observation over time
  • Pattern Seeking
  • Identifying, Classifying and grouping
  • Comparative and Fair Testing (controlled investigation)
  • Research using secondary sources

It is really important to us at Cheadle Heath that we develop children that can communicate scientifically and have the ability to use and apply science across the curriculum and real life as a high-quality science education provides foundations for understanding the world.

We are very fortunate to have  our own  forest school area on site and this is a resource available to all year groups. Forest School ensures that the children have a real world setting in which to base their investigations.  We have secured links with the secondary science department at a local independent school, using labs, teaching expertise and resources enhancing teaching and learning for our Year 5 pupils in science.

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