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Science at Cononley Primary School

To read the Curriculum Statement for Science, please click here.

To see how we develop British Values through Science, please click here. 

 

What our pupils will learn

At Cononley Primary School, we use the North Yorkshire Scheme of Work for Science to deliver the National Curriculum for Science throughout Key Stage 1 and 2. The scheme of work is well-sequenced, practical, creative and engaging. The Scheme of Work incorporates planned opportunities to carry out the different types of scientific investigation required by the National Curriculum programmes of study. In EYFS, pupils are taught the knowledge and skills for ‘The World’ using a thematic approach outlined in our EYFS Curriculum for Understanding the World (see EYFS Curriculum). 

 

What our pupils will learn in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS):

The EYFS Curriculum for Understanding the World is taught in variety of ways through adult-led and adult-supported tasks and child-initiated learning in well-resourced provision areas, both indoors and outdoors. The themes are linked to the Scheme of Work for Key Stage 1 to ensure progression as pupils move from EYFS to Key Stage 1.                                                                          To see the EYFS Curriculum, please click below:

Understanding the World

 

What our pupils will learn in Key Stage 1:

In Key Stage 1, the Scheme of Work provides planning for additional Science topics beyond the requirement of the National Curriculum for Science at Key Stage 1. At Cononley Primary School, we have chosen to teach the additional topics. The KS1 topics are linked to EYFS themes to ensure progression from EYFS to KS1. 

 

Key Stage 1

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

Year A

2019-2020

Earth and Space 

 

Materials 

Animals including humans 

Light 

(Additional for KS1)

Plants 

 

Living things and their habitats 

Understanding the World:

EYFS Themes

Weather and Seasons

What is it made from?

All About Me

Light and Dark

In the Garden

Mini-beasts

All Creatures Great and Small

Year B

2020-2021

Seasons 

Sound

(Additional for KS1)

Animals including humans 

Materials 

 

Electricity 

(Additional for KS1)

Forces 

(Additional for KS1)

Plants 

Understanding the World:

EYFS Themes

Weather and Seasons

Sounds All Around

All Creatures Great and Small

All About Me

What is it made from?

Light and Dark

Moving Around

In the Garden

What our pupils will learn in Key Stage 2:

In Key Stage 2, a rolling programme ensures that the Science topics are taught to all pupils during the Key Stage, taking into account the mixed-age structure of our classes. The curriculum has also suggestions for famous scientists who can be studied in conjunction with each topic.

Key Stage 2

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

Year A

2019-2020

Earth and Space 

 

Neil Armstrong

Tim Peake

Galileo

Stephen Hawkings

Katherine Johnson

Materials 

  

Charles Mackintosh

Marie Curie

Animals including humans 

 

 

 

Light 

 

Plants 

 

Living things and their habitats 

 

Carl Linnaeus

 

Year B

2020-2021

Sound 

 

Alexander Graham Bell

 

Animals including humans 

Rocks LKS2 

 

Mary Anning

Evolution and inheritance UKS2 

 

Charles Darwin

 

Electricity 

 

Forces 

 

Sir Isaac Newton

Living things and their habitats 

 

David Attenborough

Jane Goodall

 

How the Science Curriculum will be taught to our pupils:

In Key Stage 1, Science topics are taught in a block of lessons during a period of approximately two or three weeks each half term. In Key Stage 2, Science lessons take place weekly. 

Progress and Assessment in Science

EYFS

Regular observations and assessments of learning are recorded using an on-line journal (Tapestry) and contribute to a summative assessment at the end of EYFS using the Early Years Outcomes for Understanding the World

Key Stage 1 and 2

Pupils' learning is assessed during and at the end of a topic and recorded on an individual science assessment sheet which allows their knowledge and skills to be tracked and any gaps to be addressed (see links below). The assessments contribute to a summative assessment judgement at the end of the year. 

Progression in Knowledge and Skills KS1 

Progression in Knowledge and Skills Lower KS2 

Progression in Knowledge and Skills Upper KS2 

Working Scientifically: Progression in Knowledge and Skills 

 

Impact:

The impact of the curriculum will be reported at the end of the year. Evidence which will contribute to impact of Science includes internal and end of key stage assessments, pupil voice, lesson observations and and work scrutiny.

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