Science led by Mr King

Science is concerned with developing knowledge and understanding but we also aim to encourage an attitude of enquiry. Investigational work promotes the development of skills needed in observing, reasoning, experimenting and recording. Primary school children have a natural curiosity and an active interest in all that exists around them. At Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School we aim to build on that curiosity and introduce our children to different experiences, skills and areas of knowledge. We aim to create a general love of enquiry and learning and to deliver the National Curriculum for Science and use this as a framework to plan our science teaching.

The children will be learning to work in collaboration with others, to investigate, interpret, and solve problems. They will learn to acquire information from various sources and record their findings in different ways.

Children will regularly be given opportunities to plan and carry out scientific investigations, learning the essential skills of planning, obtaining evidence, observing, predicting, measuring, presenting results and drawing conclusions. The areas of study for each child are:

Key Stage One:

  • Working Scientifically
  • Plants;
  • Animals including humans;
  • Everyday materials;
  • Seasonal Changes;
  • Living things and their habitats

Key Stage Two (Years Three and Four):

  • Working Scientifically
  • Plants
  • Animals, including humans
  • Rocks
  • Light
  • Forces and Magnets
  • Living things and their habitats
  • States of matter
  • Sound
  • Electricity

Key Stage Two (Years Five and Six)

  • Working Scientifically
  • Living things in their habitats
  • Animals, including humans
  • Properties and changes in materials
  • Earth and space
  • Forces
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Light
  • Electricity