‘The aim of Science at Bevington is to teach an understanding of natural phenomena. Science lessons stimulate children’s curiosity from an early age, encouraging pupils to question and investigate exactly why things happen the way they do. At Bevington, children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way Science will affect their future on a personal, national and global scale. We dedicate one afternoon per week to Science as well as arranging trips, visitors and workshops to enhance learning in the subject.
At Bevington, we believe that learning in Science should be a hand-on experience, and there is an expectation that every lesson has a practical element. Aspects of investigative skills are taught in each lesson, and a full investigation is carried out each term and written out in full. This is then used for assessment purposes.
Science Topics 2016/17
The curriculum is planned on the same two yearly cycle as the topic-based curriculum used for foundation subjects.
Topics covered in Science in each phase in 2016/17 are as follows:
|Y1/2||Everyday materials||Plants||Seasonal change, Weather|
|Y3/4||Forces and magnets||Plants and habitats||States of matter, Rocks|
|Y5||Earth and space, Forces||Living things and habitats||Light|
|Y6||Properties of materials||Electricity||Animals including humans,
Evolution and inheritance