Science (Primary)

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Science (Primary)

At Starbank, we believe that an outstanding Science education is at the heart of a well-rounded and holistic curriculum, centred around the child. We aim to develop scientific knowledge, and develop understanding of the natural world first-hand, through investigation, discussion and enquiry.

We recognise that in an increasingly scientific and technological age, children need to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes to better prepare them for modern life, which we endeavour to provide through a well-planned, well-resourced and progressive science curriculum. We believe in encouraging a child’s natural curiosity, facilitating a love of Science, and fostering a mind-set of ‘awe and wonder’.

Our aim is to empower all of our children to recognise themselves as scientists and see their place in the scientific community. We aim to instil a whole school ethos, in which every child will value the world around us and understand our responsibility towards the wider environment and community.

Science Curriculum Map

Year 1

Autumn 1
Recovery Curriculum
Autumn 2
Use of Everyday Materials
John Dunlop, Charles Macintosh or John McAdam
Spring 1
Introduction to Magnetism
Albert Einstein (physicist)
Spring 2
Plants
Joseph Banks (Botanist)

Science Day 12/03/21

Summer 1
Animals, Including Humans
Jane Goodall (studied chimps)

Farm trip to support learning.

Year 2

Autumn 1
Recovery
Autumn 2
Living Things and their Habitats
Birmingham ThinkTank Trip
Spring 1
Matter
John Dunlop or C. Macintosh (creating new materials)
Spring 2
Science Day 12/03/21
Plants
Summer 1
Electricity
Thomas Edison (light bulb)

Birmingham ThinkTank Trip

Year 3

Autumn 2
Forces and Magnets

Albert Einstein (physicist)

Spring 2
Science Day 12/03/21
Plants
Summer 1
Rocks
Mary Anning (fossil hunter)
Summer 2
Animals Including Humans
Louis Pasteur (vaccinations)

Fleming (penicillin)

Possible trip to Birmingham ThinkTank

Year 4

Spring 2
Science Day 12/03/21
Living Things and Their Habitats

Rachel Carson (pollution)

Summer 1
Electricity
Michael Faraday (invented electric motor)
Summer 2
Sound
Alexander Bell (inventor of telephone)

Year 5

Autumn 1
Earth & Space
Galileo Galilei (astronomer)

Copernicus (solar system)

Stephen Hawking (physicist)

Possible trip to the planetarium at Think Tank/planetarium in school.

Spring 1
Forces
Isaac Newton (gravity)

Albert Einstein (physicist)

Spring 2
Science Day 12/03/21
Living things and their Habitats

David Attenborough (naturist)

Summer 1
Properties and changes of materials
Spencer Silver (invented glue)

Benerito (wrinkle free cotton)

Year 6

Autumn 1
Light
Ibn Al-Haytham (studied optics)
Spring 1
Electricity
Michael Faraday (invented electric motor)
Spring 2
Science Day 12/03/21
Evolution & Inheritance (NC)

Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace (theory of evolution)

Possible trip to Lapworth museum of geology,

Summer 2
Living Things and Their Habitats (NC)
Carl Linnaeus (classification)

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