Welcome to Costessey Primary School! Our vision is 'Ambition for All'. We strive to be a school where every individual achieves their personal best, academically and socially in a supportive but challenging environment.

Science

 

 

 

 

 

All years from Y1 – Y6 teach one session of science per week and children have a dedicated science book. Our science curriculum follows the National Curriculum and is not linked to our Create-Explore-Discover work.

 

Year groups will study the following units:

 

 

Y1

Y2

Y3

Y4

Y5

Y6

Autumn

Everyday Materials

Seasonal Changes

Animals

Plants

Rocks

Sound

Electricity

Earth and Space

Forces and magnets

 

Evolution and Inheritance

Spring

Seasonal Changes

Plants

Living things & their habitats

Animals including humans

Plants

 

Animals including humans

Living things & their habitats

Animals including Living things

 

Living Things and their habitats Animals, including humans

 

Summer

Animals, including humans

Seasonal Changes

Uses of everyday materials

Forces and magnets

Light

States of matter

Properties and changes of materials

Light

Electricity

 

Throughout the school year our children are encouraged to work scientifically. This strand encompasses the need for observations over time; comparative and fair testing; identifying, classifying and grouping and research using secondary sources and recording findings. Our children love devising and carrying out scientific investigations and we know that it all makes more sense to them when they are practically involved!

 

Where you see the same science unit names appearing in more than one year group, we ensure progression through our Knowledge, Skills and Understanding framework which outlines the skills and knowledge expected in each year. Our Science Subject Lead also identifies the core content and supports year groups with the delivery of ‘Sticky Knowledge’ quizzes to monitor progress.

 

We are always keen for our pupils to see where study could take them. If you have studied and work in the sciences – and would be willing to come into school to talk to classes or small groups about your work – please do contact the school office via email on office@costesseyprimary.co.uk We would love to hear from you!