At Quinton Primary School, we aim to stimulate a child's curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. We teach methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level. At the start of each science topic, the children are given a knowledge organiser to help guide them and deepen their understanding of the topic being covered. Each knowledge organiser is also linked to a famous scientist.
During the summer, the whole school takes part in a 'Science Week'. The children in each class undertake a variety of investigations linked to a whole school topic.
Science Long Term Plan
Below you will find a copy of our science topic long term plan for Years 1-6. The topics which are written in red, show areas which need to be covered from the previous year. This is to ensure any gaps in children's scientific knowledge are plugged as a result of the children missing their learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Science in Early Years and Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) is covered through the early learning goals for 'Knowledge and Understanding of the World'.
We are now using science knowledge organisers through from year 1-6 to support the children in their learning. Each organiser consists of key vocabulary linked to the science topic, a significant scientist, useful diagrams/models and facts.