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Science

 

All the teaching staff at Meon Junior School are working with Meon Infant and Moorings Way Infant School colleagues to identify how our curriculum will meet the needs of our children across the three schools.

We believe it is important to plan the learning journey of the children from Year R to Year 6. Even though we are a Junior School, this does not stop us using what the children have already learnt before they leave Infant School. This is vitally important. As three schools, we have worked together to produce a joint intention of what we want the children to learn. Our joint subject teams produced the following statements in September 2019:

By the time our children leave our school all pupils will have had the opportunities to develop their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding.  This will be taught through biology, chemistry and physics.  They will develop their understanding by using different types of science enquiries to help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.  All pupils will be equipped with the scientific knowledge which will help them in their journey to find their place in the world. 

 Key Stage 1 

  • Experience and observe phenomena 
  • Encourage curiosity and asking questions. 
  • Observing change over time. 
  • Begin to use scientific language. 
  • Learning through first hand experiences. 

 Lower Key Stage 2 

  • Broadening scientific view of world around them. 
  • Exploring, testing and developing ideas about everyday phenomena and relationships between living things and familiar environment. 
  • Ask own questions about what they observed and make decisions about enquiry choice. 
  • Draw simple conclusions and use scientific language. 

 Upper Key Stage 2 

  • Enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of a wider range of scientific ideas. 
  • Talk about ideas through exploration, ask questions about phenomena. 
  • Analyse functions, relationships and interactions systematically. 
  • Encounter abstract ideas, begin to recognise to understand and predict how the world operates. 
  • Recognise scientific change over time. 
  • Select appropriate ways to understand scientifical questions. 
  • Draw conclusions based on data evidence. 

 

Our Science Learning

Curriculum Intent

By the time our children leave our school all pupils will have had the opportunities to develop their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding.  This will be taught through biology, chemistry and physics.  They will develop their understanding by using different types of science enquiries to help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.

All pupil will be equipped with the scientific knowledge which will help them in their journey to find their place in the world.

 

Subject Rationale

Please see the link below to the Subject Rationale:

https://www.meonjuniorschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Science-Rationale.pdf

 

Curriculum Map of Science subjects across Meon Junior

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge Organisers

These show the key pieces of knowledge that the children will be learning throughout the term. We use lots of retrieval strategies throughout the lessons and at the end of the unit the children will be completing a multiple choice assessment and writing an essay to share everything they have learned over the unit.

Click the year group to see our Science Knowledge Organisers for our Spring 1 Learning…

Year 3 – Sound

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Sound topic- Instruments

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Sound topic-Reed pipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4 -Light part 1  

Year 4 -Light part 2

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Digital Camera

 

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Digital Camera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5 – Magnetism

 

 

Year 6 – Heat

 

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Heat

 

 

 

 

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