Staff Area

Staff Area

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Science

 At Linton Mead we provide a stimulating science curriculum that nurtures children’s natural curiosity and their on-going intellectual development. Our vision is to give children a Science curriculum which enables them to explore and discover the world around them, confidently, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. We will inspire our children by giving them the opportunities to pursue their natural curiosity; promoting the experience of exploring and investigating scientific phenomena, in a range of contexts, to ensure a continually evolving knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Our children will be encouraged to ask questions, take risks, experiment, reflect, make and learn from mistakes, in a safe environment. Science is taught with a cross curricular and creative approach. Science is interlinked with aspects of Maths, English and other foundation subjects. Children are encouraged to use the skills they have learned to lead on, plan and carry out experiments independently. They can relate to science in their everyday lives and are proficient in the 3 scientific principles: empiricism (collecting and using empirical evidence), rationalism (thinking logically), scepticism (self-questioning and critical thinking). We adopt the mindset that it’s alright to get it wrong and we learn from every investigation whether it goes to plan or not. We believe that these opportunities will ensure that our children are confident, life-long learners and equipped for the core skills they will need in an ever-changing world.

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

 

 

Seasonal changes

 

Human Body 

Seasonal changes

 

Materials 1

Seasonal changes

 

Animals

Seasonal changes

 

Plants 1

Seasonal changes

 

Materials 2

Seasonal changes

 

Plants  2

Year 2

 

 

Forces

All living things

Plants

Animals including humans

Use of everyday materials

Plants

Year 3

 

 

light

Forces and magnets

rocks

plants

Animals including humans

 

Year 4

 

 

Electricity

sound

Living things and their habitats

Living things and their habitats

States of matter

Animals including humans

Year 5

 

 

Animals including Humans

Living things and their habitats

Properties and changes of materials

Forces

Earth and Space

Earth and Space

Year 6

 

 

Animals including humans

Living things and their habitats

Light

Electricity

 

Evolution and inheritance