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Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ at the Heart Of All We Do

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Science

Statement of Intent Science

At Christ the King, we aim to inspire awe and wonder of the natural world and natural phenomena. Children will learn to recognise these scientific phenomena in their everyday experiences, and to appreciate how science will impact their future on a personal, national and global level.

Year 1 Autumn Seasonal Changes

Throughout the year, Year 1 pupils will be taught to:

  • Observe changes across the four seasons
  • Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

Autumn One Year 2 -  Materials 

In Autumn One, we studied materials. We were able to

  • identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses and find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. 
  • Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
  • Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching

Autumn 1 Year 4

Our topic was ‘States of Matter’. Here is a list of things that we did/learned:

  • Observed that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled
  • Identified the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associated the rate of evaporation with temperature
  • Learned that evaporation happens when water is heated/warmed and changed into a gas.
  • Learned that condensation happens when water vapour in the air turns into a visible liquid.
  • Learned that evaporation and condensation are changes that can be reversed

Year 6  Autumn 1 : The circulatory system.

We studied the human circulatory system and its vital role in transporting oxygen, nutrients and hormones round the body. We have learnt:

  • the functions of different parts of the circulatory system
  • the role of different types of blood cells
  • how exercise affects pulse rate
  • how we use different types of variables when carrying out a scientific investigation
  • how we can present our results in different ways including bar charts and line graphs

We were also lucky enough to have a science lesson with Mr Mahmood, a science teacher from Blessed Trinity RCC.