Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Through Science, we aim to give all our children some understanding of the world around them and teach them essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
At Banks Road, an emphasis is placed on working scientifically and we therefore adopt a very practical approach to teaching an learning in this subject. All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including planning investigations, predicting how things will behave, observing, analysing results and rationally explaining the results. Please click on our Science at Banks Road page to see some of our amazing scientific learning experiences.
Children apply their mathematical knowledge to their understanding of science by collecting, presenting and analysing data across each year group.
Speaking and listening is highly valued throughout science lessons, as this not only encourages children to explore scientific vocabulary but also share and develop ideas with others. Children are explicitly taught scientific vocabulary and given regular opportunities to practise using this clearly and precisely while making links.
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Scientific Knowledge and Conceptual Understanding
Our Science curriculum follows a sequence of knowledge and concepts linked to the National Curriculum for Science. It is progressive, with each child having access to age appropriate concepts.
Spring Term Topics
Y1 Animals Including Humans
Y2 Animals Including Humans
Y4 States of Matter
Animals Including Humans