Science at St. Mary’s starts from the premise of practical exploration and the understanding that Science is an everyday presence in everyone’s world. Both key stages experience practical and theoretical lessons where questioning is encouraged. This enables children to develop an age appropriate understanding of the world around them and the part they play in it.
The curriculum is sourced from Snap Science, a scheme of work produced by Collins. The units are planned in such a way that enable children to build on prior knowledge as they move through the school and give an opportunity for enrichment activities which enable children to extend their knowledge in real life situations.
Children in KS1 will develop their knowledge and scientific skills over units which cover Materials, The Seasons, Animals and the Human Body and Plants & Habitats. Many of these units are taught in a cross-curricular way linked to English and Mathematics.
Building on KS1 units studied, children in KS2 develop their knowledge and skills with units on Plants & Habitats, Animals including Humans and Properties of Materials. New units are introduced including Light, Sound, Electricity, Forces, Rocks, States of Matter and Evolution & Inheritance.