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CURRICULUM STATEMENT (INTENT)

The intent of our curriculum and vision for science at Freezywater St. George’s is to provide our children with opportunities which enable them to explore, discover and understand the world they live in - encouraging them to be curious, life-long science learners. We are passionate in the belief that all children have the absolute right to high quality teaching and learning with opportunities to ask questions, use and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary. We will enable them to seek the answers through practical experiences, exploration and investigation.  

THE TEACHING OF SCIENCE (IMPLEMENTATION)

Year 1:

Seasonal Changes

  • Animals including Humans (Identify, name, describe and compare common animals and basic parts of the human body).
  • Everyday Materials
  • Plants (Common plants and basic structure).

Year 2:

  • Living things and their habitats
  • Animals including humans (Offspring, needs for survival, exercise, food and hygiene)
  • Use of everyday materials
  • Plants (Seeds and bulbs, how plants need water and light to grow).

Year 3:

  • Animals including humans (Nutrition, skeletons and muscles)
  • Light (Reflection and shadows)
  • Forces and Magnets
  • Rocks (Fossils and soil)
  • Plants (life cycle of a flower, how water is transported in plants)

Year 4:

  • Animals including humans (Digestive system, teeth, food chains)
  • States of matter (solid, liquids, gases, evaporation and condensation)
  • Sound (Vibration, pitch and volume)
  • Electricity (Common appliances, simple circuits, series, switches, conductors and insulators)
  • Living things and their habitats (classification keys, human impact on environments)

Year 5:

  • Forces (gravity, air resistance, water resistance and  friction, force and motion)
  • Living things and their habitats (life cycles and reproduction)
  • Earth and space
  • Animals including humans (human development from birth to old age)
  • Properties and changes of materials (hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, response to magnets)

Year 6:

  • Living things and their habitats (classification, characteristics and why we classify plants and animals)
  • Animals including humans (circulatory system, diet, exercise,  lifestyle)
  • Light (how light behaves)
  • Electricity (voltage, simple circuit diagrams)
  • Evolution and inheritance

SCIENCE QUALITY MARK (PSQM)

In 2019 we submitted our documentation to receive an accreditation in the form of the Science Quality Mark and were very proud to be awarded it. Below is some of the evidence we compiled and submitted which shows how the Science curriculum is implemented in our school and its impact (The PDF shows the document in full with sample pages below).

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