Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ at the Heart Of All We Do

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  Science Everyday Materials (Autumn 1)

This half term the pupils have been taught to:

  • Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.
  • Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, water and rock.
  • Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.
  • Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their physical properties.

Year 1  Seasonal Changes Autumn (Autumn 2)

This half term the pupils have been taught to:

  • Observe changes across the four seasons (Autumn this half term)
  • Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

Year 2  Materials (Autumn 1)

 This half term the pupils have been taught 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
  • Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Year 2 Animals including humans (Autumn 2)

 This half term the pupils have been taught to: 

  • Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene. 

In order to help us with our study of animals, we went on a school trip to Blackpool zoo!

Year 3  Materials (Autumn 1)

This term children have been taught to;

  • Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • Recognise that soils are made from organic matter 
  • Rocks and soils can look and feel different

Year 3  Materials (Autumn 2)

This term children have been taught to:

  • Identify that animals including humans need the right types of nutrition and that they cannot make their own food.
  • An adequate and varied diet is beneficial to health.
  • Regular and varied exercise from a variety of different activities is beneficial to health.

Year 4 Autumn 2: Teeth and the Digestive System

This half-term, the children have been taught to:

  • Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive systems in humans
  • Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their functions
  • Compare teeth of carnivores and herbivores
  • Find out what damages teeth and how to look after them
  • Discuss ideas about the digestive system
  • Compare them with models

Year 5 Autumn 1: Living Things and Their Habitats

This half-term, the children have been taught to:

  • Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
  • Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
  • Describe the changes as humans develop to old age.
  • To know and describe how animals move, feed, grow, use their senses, reproduce, breathe/respire and excrete.

 

year 5 Autumn 2: Materials

This half-term, the children have been taught to:

  • Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets.
  • Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.
  • Compare a variety of materials and measure their effectiveness.
  • To know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution.
  • To understand that some material changes can be reversed and some cannot.

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     To recognise that dissolving is a reversible change.

  •  To distinguish between melting and dissolving.

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    To know that mixtures of solids (of different particle size) can be separated by sieving.

Year 6 Autumn 1: The Human Circulatory System

This half term, the children have been taught to

  • name and know the function of different parts of the circulatory system
  • know how to maintain a healthy heart and circulatory system
  • recognise different variables when carrying out a scientific investigation
  • record the results of investigations in a range of forms including line graphs

Year 6 Autumn 2: Light

 This half term, the children have learnt about

  • primary and secondary light sources
  • the moon as a secondary light source and why it appears to change shape during a lunar month
  • how light enables us to see
  • reflections
  • shadows
  • variables in scientific investigations
  • the importance of making careful observations and taking accurate measurements in scientific investigations