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Science

Here at Brooklands we follow the National Curriculum for Science and try, where possible, to link it to our creative curriculum.  We spread the topics out across the year and they are as follows:

Year Group

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

Year 1

What is Science?

Working Scientifically 

Seasonal Changes 

Everyday Materials

Plants

    

Animals

Inc. Humans

Year 2

What is Science?

Working Scientifically 

 Light (Light Up Festival)

Everyday Materials

Animals Inc. Humans

Plants

All Living Things and their Habitats

Year 3

What is Science?

Working Scientifically 

 Light (Light up festival)

Forces and Magnets

Rocks

Plants 

Animals inc Humans

Year 4

What is Science?

Working Scientifically 

 Sound 

Electricity

Living Things and their Habitats

States of Matter

Animals Inc. Humans

Year 5

What is Science?

Working Scientifically 

Animals Inc. Humans

Earth and Space

Properties and changes of materials

Living Things and their Habitats

Forces

Year 6

What is Science?

Working Scientifically 

Animals Inc. Humans

Electricity 

Evolution and Inheritance

Light

Living Things and their Habitats

The topics highlighted in pink are where we plan on teaching the majority of the topic in our outdoor learning classroom. You may find that some topics are taught in a different order to the one above but all of them will be covered in one academic year. 

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) Science is taught through the strand of Understanding the World in which your child will be taught the following:

People and Communities

Your Child:

The World

Your Child:

Technology

Your Child:

Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them.

Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.

Knows some of the things that make them unique, and can talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family. 

 

Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

Knows how to operate simple equipment, e.g. turns on CD player and uses remote control.

Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends.

Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.

Talks about why things happen and how things work.

Shows an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects such as cameras or mobile phones.

Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines.

Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

Shows skill in making toys work by pressing parts or lifting flaps to achieve effects such as sound, movements or new images.

Knows that information can be retrieved from computers.

 

 

 

 

Completes a simple program on a computer.

 

 

 

Uses ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software.

The National Curriculum is now heavily focused on developing your child as a scientific thinker, so here at Brooklands we include a minimum of one investigation per topic taught. This allows your child to then extend the knowledge that they already have and to test out new ideas.

Your child will be encouraged to use Scientific language throughout their lessons and will be taught to question the things that they find out. They will also be taught how to find things out in a fair way and to reason about their findings.

We offer a wide variety of scientific experiences for your child including:

  • Trips to Ecology Parks and Museums
  • Workshops
  • Science weeks
  • Experiments and explosions
  • Outdoor learning experiences

 

Nursery and Reception

Nursery and Reception spend at least 2 terms a year in our outdoor classroom learning about the world around them. The children love these sessions and learn so much more by experiencing things first hand rather than reading about them in a book. The children start the sessions in base camp where they explore many different areas of the curriculum and then are sent off into the forest area to explore and find things out for themselves. The session is always brought back together in base camp, where the children share their learning and get to enjoy a well deserved cup of hot chocolate (in winter), squash (in summer) and a biscuit!