Science

Science takes place on a Friday afternoon with Mrs Probert.

 

Autumn Term 2021

 

During this term, we study 'Rocks, Fossils and Soils'.

 

 

We learn to:

  • compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter

 

Click here for some fun activities which are linked to this topic:

How are fossils made?

What can we learn from fossils?

What is soil made from?

What is a rock?

 

 

During this term, we also study 'Forces and Magnets'.

 

 

We learn to:

  • compare how things move on different surfaces
  • notice that some forces need contact between 2 objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
  • observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
  • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
  • describe magnets as having 2 poles
  • predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing

 

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What are forces?

Friction

Magnetism

 

 

Spring Term 2022

 

During this term, we study 'Light and Shadows'.

 

 

We learn to:

  •  recognise that we need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  •  notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  •  recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect our eyes
  •  recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object
  •  find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change

 

 

Click here for some fun activities which are linked to this topic:

What is light?

What is reflection?

How does the eye detect light?

 

 

During this term, we also study ‘Plant Life’.

 

 

We learn to:

  • identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
  • explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
  • explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal

 

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What is a plant?

What does a plant need to live?

Why are bees attracted to flowers?

What are the requirements for plant growth?

Why are plants important?

 

 

 

Summer Term 2022

 

During this term, we study ‘The Body and Nutrition’.

 

 

We learn to:

  • identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
  • identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

 

Click here for some fun activities which are related to this topic:

What does your skeleton do?

How do your muscles work?

What is a balanced diet?

 

 

Here are some examples of our work this year.