Science

If you require any additional information regarding the curriculum other than that stated below, Skills Booklets are available from the school office which show all the objectives that children will be taught in all year groups for each subject. These booklets will be sent out at the start of each academic year.

 Additionally, you can find the National Curriculum at https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum/overview or ask for a copy from the school office.

 

Science

Children are given opportunities to investigate and discover at first hand and to ask questions about the world in which they live.  They learn to understand how and why things are as they are, why bricks wear away, why children grow, why electricity is dangerous as well as useful and many other things which we accept as part of our lives.

 

As children move through the school their scientific skills develop, to include not only experimenting but also observing, classifying, predicting, interpreting and communicating with others.   Our children really enjoy science.

 

All children will develop:

  • an enquiring mind and a scientific approach to problem solving
  • an awareness of continuing scientific advances and their impact on society
  • the ability to relate science to everyday life through the use of everyday materials and situations
  • attitudes of curiosity, tolerance and perseverance
  • good attitudes towards health and safety

 

Great Paxton Science Curriculum  Map

 As a school, we always have mixed year groups but where these are throughout the school can change often. Therefore we track the coverage of science for all pupils very carefully, making sure that by the end of the key stage, children have been taught all areas. This sometimes means that children are learning objectives from different year groups.

 

This year, the children will be learning the subjects highlighted in yellow: (eg Y1 will be following the Y2 curriculum this year)

Intake

Coverage

Y1

Y2

Y3

Y4

Y5

Y6

2017/2018

Y1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Chemistry

Biology 3

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry

Biology 3

Physics 1

Chemistry

Physics 1

Physics 1

Physics 1

Physics 1

 

 

Physics 2

Physics 2

Physics 2

Physics 2

2016/2017

Y2

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Chemistry

Biology 3

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry

Biology 3

Physics 1

Chemistry

Physics 1

Physics 1

Physics 1

Physics 1

 

 

Physics 2

Physics 2

Physics 2

Physics 2

2015/2016

Y3

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Chemistry

Biology 3

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry

Biology 3

Physics 1

Chemistry

Physics 1

Physics 1

Physics 1

Physics 1

 

 

Physics 2

Physics 2

Physics 2

Physics 2

2014/2015

Y4

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Chemistry

Biology 3

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry

Biology 3

Physics 1

Chemistry

Physics 1

Physics 1

Physics 1

Physics 1

 

 

Physics 2

Physics 2

Physics 2

Physics 2

2013/2014

Y5

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Chemistry

Biology 3

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry

Biology 3

Physics 1

Chemistry

Physics 1

Physics 1

Physics 1

Physics 1

 

 

Physics 2

Physics 2

Physics 2

Physics 2

2012/2013

Y6

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 1

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Biology 2

Chemistry

Biology 3

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry

Biology 3

Physics 1

Chemistry

Physics 1

Physics 1

Physics 1

Physics 1

 

 

Physics 2

Physics 2

Physics 2

Physics 2

 

 Overviews of the National Curriculum coverage for each year can be found below:

Year 1 National Curriculum Science Coverage

Year 2 National Curriculum Science Coverage

Year 3 National Curriculum Science Coverage

Year 4 National Curriculum Science Coverage

Year 5 National Curriculum Science Coverage

Year 6 National Curriculum Science Coverage

 

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