Science Curriculum


Here are the links to the Science Curriculum that are taking place outside


Plants

  • 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

Sound

  • identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
  • recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
  • find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
  • find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it
  • recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.

All Living Things - Bulb Planting


  • describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals
  • recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents


All Living Things - Seed Dispersal ID

  • identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants
  • explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
  • Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals


Forces

  • Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of gravity.
  • The force acting between Earth and the falling object is air resistance.
  • Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces.

Sports Science

  • http://www.getinthezone.org.uk/schools/ages-4-11/ages-10-11/
  • How does exercise effect your heart rate?
  • Children learn to take their pulse and plot on line graphs their pulse after different exercises.

The Solar System

  • Learn about our place in the solar system orbiting the sun
  • Learn about the day and night
  • Create a model of the solar system outside using gym balls and the planets using their correct distance from the sun.

Force

  • explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  • identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  • recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

Working scientifically

  • making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements ....
  • gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.

All Living Things and Habitats

- Tree Identification

  • identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
  • describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals
  • give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics

Working scientifically

  • making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements ....
  • gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.
  • identify differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes.

Sports Science

  • http://www.getinthezone.org.uk/schools/ages-4-11/ages-7-9/
  • How does the length of our legs effect the distance that we can jump?
  • Create a fair test to check who can jump the furthest.  

Rocks and Soils - Cob Building

·      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.

Classification of animals

  • Identify the similarities and differences between farm animals
  • Classify the animals as birds or mammals and learn about Carl Linneaus's work
  • Create branching diagrams to sort 6 for the farm animals