Why do we study Science?
Scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding: A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. All of our children are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Pupils are also encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse the causes.
What are our aims?
At Whitchurch Combined School, we aim to develop our children’s ability to:
Long Term plan
Plants – life cycle of flowers, how water is transported in plants
Animals, including humans – digestive system, teeth, food chains
Rocks – fossils and soil
Light – reflection and shadows
Forces and magnets
All living things – classification keys, human impact on environments
Animals, including humans – nutrition, skeletons and muscles
States of matter – solid, liquids, gases, evaporation and condensation
Sound – vibration, pitch and volume
Electricity – common appliances, simple circuits, series, switches, conductors and insulators.
All living things – life cycles and reproduction
Animals, including humans – human development from birth to old age
Properties and changes of materials – hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, response to magnets Earth and Space – the solar system
Forces – gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction, force and motion
All living things – classification, characteristics and why we classify plants and animals
Animals, including humans – circulatory system, diet, exercise and lifestyle
Evolution and inheritance
Light – how light behaves
Electricity – voltage, simple circuits diagrams