St Osmund's Catholic Primary School

St Osmund's Catholic Primary School

Love for God - Love for each other - Love for learning

Science

Our aim in Science is to foster a curiosity about the world we live in and to nurture an enthusiasm and love of the subject. Science provides the foundation for understanding and thinking critically about our world through biology, chemistry and physics. All pupils will be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, which will be supported through knowledge organisers and quizzing, methods, processes and uses of Science in everyday life. Our Science lessons are based around investigative work in order to engage the children and stimulate their learning. They are encouraged to understand how Science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things behave and  analyse causes. 

During their time at St. Osmund's, pupils will develop a body of foundational knowledge and conceptual understanding,  which will be regularly reviewed through our spaced out learning approach, so that it enables them to think logically about a problem whilst also understanding the uses and implication of science, today and for the future. This approach will encourage a smooth transition to Key Stage three. 

We teach Science through our blocked Foundation Subject (4 Blocks a year) approach which allows for more in-depth learning and more spaced out learning opportunities so that children remember more. The working scientifically skills are woven throughout the for blocks. 

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 YEAR 6
SCIENTIFIC WORKING YEAR 1 SCIENTIFIC WORKING YEAR 2 SCIENTIFIC WORKING YEAR 3 SCIENTIFIC WORKING YEAR 4 SCIENTIFIC WORKING YEAR 5 SCIENTIFIC WORKING YEAR 6

BLOCK:

Seasonal changes

BLOCK:

living things and their habitats

BLOCK:

Forces and Magnets

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Electricity

and Sound

BLOCK:

Forces

BLOCK: Light 

and Electricity

BLOCK:

Plants

BLOCK:

Plants

BLOCK:

Lights

and plants

BLOCK:

Living things

BLOCK:

animals including humans   

and habitats

BLOCK: Evolution

BLOCK:

Animals including humans

BLOCK:

Animals including humans

BLOCK:

Animals including humans

BLOCK:

Humans

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Materials

BLOCK: Animals including humans

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Everyday Materials

BLOCK:

Materials

BLOCK:

Rocks

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State of Matter

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Earth and Space

BLOCK: Living habitats and micro-organisms