GLF Schools

Science

Our aim for Science at Springfield is to encourage curiosity in children, inspiring them to be inquisitive about the world around them and enabling them to develop a range of scientific skills that are useful across their learning.

By the end of their primary education, our pupils should be equipped to make informed decisions about the scientific opportunities around them. Our science curriculum within Cornerstones offers a broad range of experiences designed to provide pupils with a progression of scientific understanding, skills and knowledge. We believe that Science should help to develop the way children understand the world through interesting, exciting and motivating experiences. Hands-on practical science is an important part to play when encouraging their natural curiosity and helping to build their confidence. Science is a powerful tool as it also improves both their English and Maths skills as well as helping them develop in many other areas too.

The following investigate skills form an integral part of every child’s education:

  • Questioning
  • Research and Planning
  • Predicting
  • Observing and Measuring
  • Experimenting
  • Analysing
  • Explaining and Evaluating

At Springfield, our intention for the Science curriculum is that children are equipped to make informed decisions about the scientific opportunities around them. Through a wide range of scientific topics, children’s curiosity is encouraged, inspiring them to be inquisitive about the world around them and enabling them to develop a range of scientific skills that are useful across all aspects of their learning. This means that Science at Springfield will help to develop the way children understand the world through interesting, exciting and motivating hands on experiences.

 

 

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Summer 1

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Science

Love to Investigate

Science

Love to Investigate

Science

Love to Investigate

Science

Love to Investigate

Science

Love to Investigate

Science

Love to Investigate

Year 1

Properties of everyday materials

How does it feel?

Seasonal changes

What keeps us dry?

Plants and animals

How does it move?

Animals including humans

Can you leap like a frog?

Everyday materials

Why do boats float?

Humans – parts and senses

What can you remember?

Year 2

Everyday materials

Which stuff is stickier?

Living things and their habitats

Can you make a paper bridge?

Identifying plants in the local area.

How do plants grow in winter?

Everyday materials

How do you make bread?

Living things and their habitats

Do insects have a favourite colour?

Human body and eating healthily

Why should I exercise?

Year 3

Forces and magnets

Why do magnets attract and repel?

Materials

Did the Romans use toilet roll?

Light and dark

Why do shadows change?

Food chains

Skeletal system

Are mushrooms deadly?

Plants

Do plants have legs?

Rocks

How fast does water flow?

Year 4

Electricity

Can you make a circuit from playdough?

States of matter

How did Vikings dye their clothes?

States of matter

Where does water go?

Teeth hygiene

What is spit for?

Sound

Why did Icarus fall from the sky?

Living things and their habitats

Are all sea creatures the same?

Year 5

Electricity

Can fruit light a bulb?

Earth and Space

How does the moon move?

Humans and living things

Do we slow down as we get older?

Plant reproduction and lifecycles of animals

How many potatoes can you grow?

Properties of everyday materials

Which materials conduct heat?

Forces and mechanisms

Why are zip wires so fast?

Year 6

Discrete

Can you send a coded message?

Human circulatory system

What’s in blood?

Living things and their habitats

How do animals stay warm?

Light

Is green really green?

Evolution and inheritance

How does inheritance work?

Living things

How can clean are your hands?

 

Impact:

 

 

The impact of the science curriculum is monitored and reviewed through reviewing lesson plans, pupil feedback, learning walks and curriculum review.