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Science

Welcome to Churchfields Infants' School Science page

 

My name is Mrs Percy and I am the Science Champion at Churchfields Infants' School.

We are passionate about Science at Churchfields Infants School. We recognise and aim to develop the natural sense of excitement and curiosity that our children have about our world.

Our children are encouraged to explore and to ask questions and the lessons are as hands-on and experiential as possible so that all children including SEND, have the same opportunities to experience, achieve and excel.  We strongly believe that as the learning is based on practical experiences the children will learn and remember their learning more through the application of their knowledge and skills and their use of scientific vocabulary. The children are encouraged to think of themselves as scientists as they carry out practical investigations and become scientific thinkers.  Where possible, we make our Science lessons practical and use the outdoors where appropriate.

We provide meaningful contexts for scientific investigations and opportunities for cross-curricular links where possible, whilst ensuring clear progression across the year groups, including time to revisit prior learning in order to embed scientific skills and knowledge.

The vision of our Science curriculum is that we are developing passionate and skilled scientists of the future, who have the confidence and desire to continue their journey of scientific discovery. Our vision statement for Science is displayed around the school and the children’s questions, observations and photographs are proudly shared. 

We enhance our Science teaching by including trips, visitors and additional Science days, which further excite and motivate the children to make their own scientific discoveries and create an increased passion for Science. By the end of Key Stage One, we aim to have created young scientists who have not only received a high-quality Science education, but who are also eager to continue on their scientific journey.

 


                                                                                                                                                                    

  Churchfields Infants’ School

Whole School Curriculum Plan: Science

                                                                        

EYFS

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

  • Observing and manipulating objects and materials to identify differences and similarities.  (KUW)
  • Exploring and responding to a variety of sensory experiences through music and art. (CD)
  • Using senses, e.g. feeling dough or listening to sounds in the environment.  (KUW)
  • Recognising changes that happen to the body when active.
  • Learning about the importance of keeping healthy. (PD)
  • Exploring creatures, people, plants and objects in their natural environments. (KUW)
  • Showing care and concern for living things and the environment. (KUW)

 


 

YEAR ONE

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

  • Everyday Materials

 

  • Everyday  Materials

 

  • Seasonal Change
  • Everyday  Materials
  • Plants

 

  • Animals including humans

Seasonal Change

  • Working scientifically
  • Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Performing simple tests
  • Identifying and classifying
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions

 


 

YEAR TWO

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

  • Everyday uses of Materials

 

  • Everyday uses of Materials

 

  • Animals including humans

 

  • Animals including humans
  • Plants
  • Living things and their Habitats
  • Plants
  • Living things and their Habitats
  • Plants

Working scientifically

  • Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Performing simple tests
  • Identifying and classifying
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions

 

Churchfields, South Woodford, London, E18 2RB

0208 505 0386