Science

Scientific Topic Year Group/s Cross-curricular links
Plants Year 3 Art – Recreating plants and the key features, either through sketching or modelling

 

Geography – Physical geography including biomes and vegetation belts, locating plants by their countries or regions

 

English – Writing an information text about plants and flowers

Animals, including humans Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 Music – Recall sounds with increasing aural memory

 

Maths – Percentages/ fractions for nutrition, data handling

 

PSHE – SRE – Reproduction, changes through age phases

 

History – Stone Age to Iron Age, Ancient Greece, change in medicine and medical understanding

 

P.E – Fitness tests, use of muscles, heart rate/ pulse and how this is affected by exercise

Rocks Year 3 Geography – Physical geography, location of particular rock formations
Light Year 3 and 6 Maths – Data and statistics, reflection

 

History – How our understanding has changed, how we use light has changed over the years

 

Art – Recreating images of light through sketching or modelling, spectrums of colour

 

Geography – Time zones

 

Forces and magnets Year 3 and 5 Design Technology – Pulleys and gears, weight-bearing structures, how to stiffen and strengthen complex structures

 

Maths – Data handling, Measurements, Percentages/ fractions of change

 

Geography – Poles of the earth, physical geography

Living Things and their Habitats Year 4, 5 and 6 English – Information texts, biographical writing about famous scientists, creating questions

 

Maths – Data handling including using different diagrams to sort information

 

History – How what we know has changed over history, how scientists have built up on previous work

 

Geography – Human and physical geography, Biomes, Tropics and Equator, locating living species

 

PSHE – SRE – Reproduction

States of Matter Year 4 Maths – Measuring changes in temperatures

 

Geography – The water cycle

 

Design Technology – Design project based around a particular brief, Food and change in state through temperature

Sound Year 4 Music – Recall sounds with increasing aural memory, Use the inter-related dimensions of music
Electricity Year 4 and 6 History – How what we know has changed over history, how scientists have built up on previous work

 

Design Technology – Creating an electrical circuit game such as a buzz wire game, designs using particular materials as insulators or conductors

 

English – Information texts, biographical writing about famous scientists

 

Geography – Weather patterns

 

PSHE – Keeping safe

 

 

Properties and Changes of Materials Year 5 Maths – Data handling, Measurements, Percentages/ fractions of change

 

Design Technology – Food technology, textiles and design ideas, structures and materials used

 

Earth and Space Year 5 Art – Recreating images of Earth or space and the key features, either through sketching or modelling

 

Geography – Time zones, Equator and tropics, hemispheres, seasons

 

Maths – Time including calendars

 

History – Ancient Greece, Romans, Ancient Maya

Evolution and Inheritance Year 6 Geography – Mapping Darwin’s journey

 

Computer Science – Using software to create cross-bred animals

 

English – Information text about a species of animal, newspaper report, diary entry for Darwin or Mary Anning

 

Art – Recreating images of the finches with their different beaks

 

History – How the human species has changed

Working scientifically Year 3-6 Maths – Data handling and statistics, Measurements, Percentages and fractional changes, decimals, calculating

 

English – Writing reports, creating questions

 

P.E – How the body works including changes during exercise

 

PSHE – Keeping safe

Science Week timetable 9- 13th March

Monday 9th STEM DAY- Class Workshops         Rockets                                                                                        

 

Tuesday 10th 9-11.00 Class Swap

Pushes and Pulls

  Class Swap Assembly

 

 

Wednesday 11th Scientist Study

Y4 visit to RSPB Wildlife Centre

Science Writers 1.30 pm

Parent Workshop Investigations

 

Thursday 12th  Class Visits to Thrybergh Country Park, Clifton Park or Local Area.

 

 

Friday 13th Whole School Experience                                            

           Planetarium

 

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