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Science

Children love Science!

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Science teaching at Argyle is rooted in practical learning situations be they investigations in the school environment including the garden with its pond, at the Royal Institute of Science, the Chelsea Physic Garden, Natural History Museum or the Science Museum. Inquiry, formation of ideas, testing and explanation are encouraged through whole class, group or individual investigations and project work designed to arouse the children’s natural curiosity.

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In  2012 we were proud to be awarded The Primary Science Quality Mark Silver Award.

 

  Curriculum

Our Science curriculum enables pupils to look closely at the natural and man made world around them. As they progress through Key Stage 2 pupils will broaden their scientific view of the world and develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas by using different types of scientific enquiry  to answer their own questions, including observing changes over a period of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out simple comparative and fair tests, and finding out using secondary sources of information.

 This is our Science curriculum  overview for Key Stages 1 and 2 2021 - 22

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 Year  1          
  • Seasonal change - differences between the seasons including weather
  • Plants - name parts and identify common plants and trees. Understand evergreen and deciduous
  •  Grouping Materials and their Properties

  • Ongoing seasonal change - tracking weather. Changes in a micro-habitat. Changes to trees and naming and observing flowers and plants
  • Animals Including Humans - Ourselves and the Senses    
  • Ongoing- weather and seasonal change, plants and trees
  • Classification of animals
  • Animals Iincluding Humans  - naming animals and identifying and naming carnivores, herbivores and omnivores   
 Year 2
  • Seasonal Change across a habitat
  • Materials and their Properties (Changes)
  • Continue to  observe changes tacked habitat
  • Animals Including Humans - lifecycles, healthy eating and healthy lifestyles 
  • Plant and observe seeds and bulbs
  • Continue to track seasonal changes in tracked habitat
  • Living Things and Their Habitats - how animals and plants are suited to their micro-habitat
  • Animal Food Chains
  • Plant Chard and Broccoli 
  • What do plants need to grow?
 Year 3
  • Seasonal change -seeds and seed dispersal
  • Rocks and Soils
  • Soil survey
  • Worm survey
  • Ongoing Light survey to determine length of day
  •  Continue Nature trail - collect seeds
  • Animals Including Humans - skeletons of animals
  • STEAM Project - prosthetics

  • Plants - function of parts of plant
  • Light
 Year 4
  • Materials - States of Matter
  • Living Things and Their Habitats
  • Sound 
  • Electricity - make a working lamp
  • STEAM project connections tinkering projects
  • Animals including Humans - digestive  system,teeth, food chains
  • Continue with Living Things and Their Habitats
 Year 5

  • Earth and Space - links to seasonal change
  • Forces
     Properties and Changes of Materials 
  • Animals including Humans-describe changes to humans
  • Life cycles of plants and animals leading to SRE and reproduction
  • Plant potatoes and geraniums
 Year 6
  • Animals Including Humans - the human circulatory system
  • Evolution and Adaptation
  • Living Things and Their Habitats
  • Classification

  •  Physical Processes - Electricity and Light
  • Tinkering Projects with Electricity and Light

 Year 4 carried out an experiment to find the melting point of different types of chocolate.

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Dissecting a Heart in Year 6

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Finding Out About Reversible and Irreversible change in Year 5

Year 5 explored reversibkle and irreversible change by experimenting with coloured sweets and cornflour.

What happened when we added water to the sweets? What happened when water was added to the cornflour? 

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