Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents



A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupil should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.  Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.  They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring predict how things will behave and analyse causes.

Class Coverage

Class One ·         Animals, including humans

·         Everyday materials

·         Seasonal changes

·         Plants

Class Two ·         Living things and their habitats

·         Plants

·         Animals, including humans

·         Uses of everyday materials

Class Three ·         Plants

·         Flowers – seed dispersal

·         Light

·         Forces and magnets

·         Rocks

·         Animals, including humans – nutrition, skeleton and muscles

Class Four ·         Living things and habitats

·         Animals including Humans – Digestion, Teeth, Foodchains

·         States of matter – solids, liquids, gases

·         Water cycle

·         Sound

·         Electricity

Class Five ·         Properties and changes of materials

·         All Living things and their habitats

·         Animals, including humans

·         Earth and space

·         Forces

Class Six ·         Living things and their habitats– classification

·         Evolution and inheritance

·         Animals including humans – circulation, diet and exercise

·         Electricity

·         Light

All the above topics are underpinned by Working Scientifically