Curriculum – 2 year cycle INTENT
Science content NC
Science content NC
1. Animals inc humans
(the body, senses)
2. Everyday Materials
1.Seasonal Changes (Weather)
2. Investigation focus (forces)
3. Living things/habitats inc plants
1.Light & Sound
2. Rocks/soils; States of matter
3. Animals inc humans
Teeth, digestive systems, food chains; plants
1.Animals inc. humans: Skeletons; forces inc magnetism
3. Living things: habitats
1.Living things; classification/microorganisms; Evolution & inheritance
2.Earth & Space; Properties & changes of materials
3. Electricity & Light
1. Forces inc. levers & pulleys; light
2.Animals inc humans: circulatory system; drugs, diet/exercise
3.Animals inc. humans: Lifecycles of animals
reproduction/cycle of life; sex education
EYFS – Development Matters
Show interest in different occupations
Explore how things work
Plant seeds and care for growing plants.
Understand the key features of the life cycle of a plant and an animal.
Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things.
Explore and feel different forces they can feel
Talk about differences in materials and the changes they notice
Explore the natural world around them.
Describe what they see, hear and feel whilst outside
Recognise some environments that are different from the one in which they live
Understand the effect of changing seasons on the natural world around them
Science Cultural capital
Science is an exciting and dynamic subject that engages the children’s curiosity about the world around them. We aim to reflect this through a practical and investigative approach to teaching and learning.
The science curriculum at Lowther Endowed School is designed to provide children with a coherent framework for learning that will build their understanding of ten fundamental concepts in Science.
We aim for the children to develop:
The Science curriculum is planned through Knowledge Organisers which provide a sequence of activities that will develop their skills to work scientifically. This includes:
Through discussion, observation and practical activities, we seek to build on children’s existing scientific ideas and thinking, giving them a clear and growing understanding of basic scientific concepts.
Children extend their knowledge and understanding of concepts associated with plants and animals, materials and physical processes, such as light and sound. They use skills developed in English and Maths to present, communicate and explain their ideas and opinions.
As well as developing the children’s knowledge of scientific facts and concepts, our curriculum plans are designed to build their key scientific skills:
Throughout our Science teaching in the school, we expect the children to enjoy themselves, show curiosity, perseverance, self-discipline and ingenuity.
During the initial stages of an investigation, they use their planning skills and noticing skills to build on previous knowledge. They use their collaboration skills during investigations, ensuring they work together and take advantage of each individual’s strengths. Other skills put into practise and strengthened during Science are reasoning, questioning and making links.
The children are taught to develop respect for the environment and to be aware of their own health and safety.