Coppice Primary

Planting the seeds of
Knowledge,
growth and
success

Science Curriculum at Coppice

                 

Intent

Science is a spark of wonder that ignites curiosity that takes us on a journey of discovery.

At Coppice we believe in child centred learning and seek to teach Science in a fun and stimulating way. We promote and nurture curiosity and wonder. Children are encouraged to generate their own questions and to make mistakes on the path to discovery. 

Implementation

Teachers plan lessons using the objectives from the Early Learning Goals and Curriculum 2014 Science Curriculum. Wherever possible teachers will plan science lessons and activities that link to the topics the children study.   Teachers will also make links to other subjects such as maths, literacy and PE to help the children make greater progress.  Opportunities for science teaching and learning occur every day, and at Coppice we encourage and embrace scientific thinking and questioning throughout the curriculum. 

Throughout our science lessons the scheme Hamilton Trust, key vocabulary word mats and Bloom's Taxonomy.

    

  

Please click here for the vocabulary mats Year 1 to Year 6

Please click here to view the Science Policy

Impact

Monitoring of science teaching is carried out through a program of lesson planning, book scrutinises and regular assessment. This is to ensure science is taught well across the school Assessment is completed every half term through assessment booklets from Year 1 to Year 6.  This helps us to monitor the children who are exceeding, expected and working towards the science objectives and helps us identify who may need more support in science lessons. Pictures are taken during our science lessons of the children completing investigations and exploring the wider World. These photos are then stuck into our science floor books that show progression throughout the year.  A selection of children are chosen for pupil voice, where they discuss what they like about science and how science across school can be improved. 

EYFS

In Early Years, science in slightly different, the children access the specific area of the EYFS framework Understanding the World - The Natural World. The children explore natural materials and notice similarities and differences between them, explore the growth of plants and animals and learn what lives underwater!

Science is implemented by:
Books and stories
Hands on real experiences
Continuous provision (mud kitchen, water, sand area)
Observations
Photographs

       

Year 1

The children will learn all about:

Animals including Humans
Animals including Humans - Ourselves
Everyday materials
Plants
Seasonal changes

Please click here to view the science objectives for Year 1

Year 2

In Year 2, the children will learn all about:

Habitats
Animals including Humans - healthy animals
Everyday materials
Plants

Please click here to view the science objectives for Year 2

Year 3

The children will learn all about:

Animals including humans - keeping healthy
Forces and Magnets
Rocks and Fossils
Light
Plants, including pollination and seed dispersal

Please click here to view the Year 3 science objectives

Year 4

The children will learn all about:

Electricity
Sound
Name the living thing through classification
Teeth
Helping our habitat
States of matter

Please click here to view the Year 4 science objectives

     

Year 5

The children will learn all about:

Life cycles
Space
Changing materials
Forces and gravity
Animals including Humans and the changes we go through until old age

Please click here to view the Year 5 science objectives

Year 6

The children will be learning all about:

Electricity
Evolution and Inheritance
Light
Living things and there habitats - classification and connoisseurs
Animals and Humans - circulatory system

Please click here to view the Year 6 science objectives

 

Science Week!

Science week 2023 is 10th - 19th March. Over the course of this week we aim to have a range of different exciting activities for the children to complete each day that will inspire love of science!