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Science

Science is very important at Riverside. We aim to enable children to develop an understanding of the world by using and applying scientific knowledge, skills and ideas as well as developing their natural curiosity about the world. Each year group follows different topics, set out in the new National Curriculum.

 

The work is organised under a variety of topics to allow children to develop their Scientific understanding. 

 

Key Stage 1

Year 1

Year 2

Seasonal Change

All living things and their habitats

Plants

Plants

Animals including humans

Animals including humans

Everyday materials

Uses of everyday materials

 

Key Stage 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Plants

All living things

All living things

All living things

Animals, including humans

Animals including humans

Animals including humans

Animals including humans

Rocks

States of matter

Properties and changes of materials

Evolution and inheritance

Light

Sound

Earth and Space

Electricity

Forces and magnets

Electricity

Forces

Light

 

Throughout each topic children will be taught the processes involved with experimental and investigative science. Where possible we make cross-curricular links to areas of Maths through data handling and measuring.

 

We introduce methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought in a practical way.  Children learn to ask scientific questions, learn new scientific vocabulary, record and interpret their findings and begin to appreciate how Science affects their lives both now and in the future.

 

We want our children to develop a scientific mind, to ask questions and learn how to investigate the world around them. As with all of the subjects taught we want children to ask questions to further their learning and understanding.


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