Science

Science

Science

Please click below for the Science Long Term Plan for the academic year 2019/20:

Long Term Plans – Science 2019 – 20

Classrooms have interactive Science displays

Key Stage 1 & 2

Science teaching in Key Stages 1 and 2 is based upon the National Curriculum Skills Programme. Where ever possible science objectives are included in our creative curriculum planning. In this way children develop scientific skills, understand the role of science in society, and broaden their communication skills. Apart from scientific apparatus and resources, the children of Horbury Primary benefit from their own Wildlife Area.

Below is the outline of the Science Curriculum throughout each year group and examples of investigations conducted.

 

Year 1

  • Working scientifically
  • Plants
  • Animals, including humans
  • Everyday materials
  • Light
  • Seasonal changes

As part of their ‘Polar Adventures’ topic, Year 1 had a very exciting visit to Leeds City Museum to gain first-hand experience of different animals in the ‘Life on Earth’ exhibition. The children participated in the ‘Snow Animals’ workshop where they went on a fact-finding trail and made polar bear masks.

 

Year 2

  • Working scientifically
  • All living things and their habitats
  • Plants
  • Animals, including humans
  • Uses of everyday materials
  • Sound

In Year 2, the children have been testing the properties of different materials. They predicted which material would be best to make a paper plane from tissue, card and paper. It was a very exciting afternoon!

 

Year 3

  • Working scientifically
  • Plants
  • Animals, including humans
  • Rocks
  • Light
  • Forces and magnets

 

In Year 3, the children have been exploring the human body. They looked at different types of food packaging to investigate nutrient amounts. Mrs S.Keleton helped to understand more about the bones in their bodies. They investigated why they need muscles and which muscles are used for different activities.

 

Year 4

  • Working scientifically
  • All living things and their habitats
  • Animals, including humans
  • States of matter
  • Sound
  • Electricity

 

The children have been exploring the journey of sound in Year 4. They were provided with the word, ‘Shh!’ and asked to record their thoughts. Many children made the link with sound. Children learnt about air vibrations that cause sound through the use of drum and rice. They learnt about the parts of the ear and the journey of sound into the outer ear, down the ear canal to the ear drum and onto the cochlea and auditory nerve.

 

Year 5

  • Working scientifically
  • All living things
  • Animals, including humans
  • Properties and changes of materials
  • Earth and space
  • Forces

 

The children went on a journey around school and visited the allotment and wildlife areas. They collected natural materials such as twigs, leaves and stones. They then created mini versions of the habitat that they explored on their journey.

 

Year 6

  • Working scientifically
  • All living things
  • Animals, including humans
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Light
  • Electricity

 

The children carried out an investigation looking at how exercise affects the heart rate. Each group designed their own exercise regimes which children in their group carried out while others recorded the results. The children factored in resting heart rates as part of the test and also made predictions before hand. In addition, each group were strict on making their investigation a fair test and clearly stated what they would keep the same and what they would change. Once all results were recorded, the children, graphed their results on the computer and wrote a conclusion based on their findings.

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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