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Walton Oak Primary School

Science

Through studying science at Walton Oak, pupils will develop an excitement and curiosity about the world they encounter and the wider world of science they cannot see. They will learn to question and test the reasons why things are the way they are. In doing this, they will gain an understanding and knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics so that they can explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.

 

Themes:

      1.       Biology

         Animals, including humans, living things and their habitats, plants, evolution and inheritance, seasonal changes

      2.       Chemistry

                 Everyday materials, rocks, states of matter, properties and changes of materials

      3.       Physics

                 Earth and space, light, forces including magnets, sound, electricity

      4.       Experimenting skills

                  Predicting, controlling variables, measuring, observing

       5.       Recording skills 

                 Scientific drawing, labelling, making tables, plotting graphs, describing trends

All science books will have a knowledge organise for that particular unit of study which children can add to.  This will include key vocabulary.  The teaching of “working scientifically” will be taught as part of curriculum area and not as a separate entity. 

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