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Science

Science at Bruce Grove Primary

Rationale

At Bruce Grove Primary, Science lessons are practically focused with scientific enquiry at the heart of teaching. Questions to investigate are formulated, either by the children or the teacher, and then children carry out these investigations in groups or individually. This ensures all children are participating and learning through exploration, which enriches the learning process and helps make learning stick. The teacher is required to ensure that investigations are kept unbiased by observing each group and prompting them with questions or suggestions. Children are then shown how to record part of their investigations, such as writing a prediction, making a table for results, or formulating a conclusion.

We broadly follow the ‘Switched On’ scheme of work for Science but are not bound by it. All teachers use visuals aids to support children’s understanding of key concepts, which enables them to confidently use scientific vocabulary in the correct context and increases their understanding of the world around them.

 

Science Curriculum overview

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Year 1

Who am I?

 

Wonderful Weather

Polar Adventures

Treasure Island

 

On Safari

On Holiday

Year 2

Move It

 

Healthy Me

 

Material Monster

Young Gardeners

 

Mini Worlds

 

Master Chef

 

Year 3

What’s that sound?

 

Earth Rocks

 

Opposites Attract

Food and Our Bodies

Mirror Mirror

We are Astronauts

Year 4

Looking at States

Teeth and Eating

 

Power it up

 

Living Things

 

How does your garden grow?

 

Brilliant Bubbles

 

Year 5

Power it up

 

 

 

Living Things

 

 

 

Let’s Get Moving

 

Out of this World

 

Material World

 

Circle of Life

&

Growing Up and Growing Old

 

Year 6

We’re Evolving

 

Staying Alive

 

Classifying Critters

 

Let it Shine

 

Electrifying

 

We are dinosaur hunters

 

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