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Science at Markington School

The National Currilum for science outlines the content that must be taught for children in years 1-6, (with objectives assigned to individual year groups), and the Early Years Framework outlines the curriculum content for Nursery and Reception aged children.   

We aim to teach children how science plays a vital role in our past, present and future, and encourage children to be aspirational and explore different aspects of science in the world of work. 

Light

Microbes

How far does a sneeze spread it's germs?

Microbes sneeze(1)

Plants

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This shows how seeds are dispersed on a dandilion by the wind. Y3

Circularity System

Forces

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Forces learning in Class 2- linked to our text 'Brightstorm' by Vasti Hardy

Classification

Rocks- Stump Cross Caverns

 

We are a small school with two mixed-age classes that span Nursery to Year 6, and our bespoke science curriculum is carefully designed to ensure that, whatever the age of the child, our broad and balanced cirriculum, will engage and excite them.  Children build their knowledge progressively, starting in the Early Years Foundation Stage, over each two-year period (N/Rec, Y1/2, Y3/4, Y5/6).  As children progress through school, they often meet a scientific concept again, at a higher level, and this is a valuable opportunity to revisit prior learning, in a spiralling curriculum of knowledge, which lends itself naturally to revisits. 

States of Matter

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Y5/6 investigated the variables which affect the rate at which salt dissolves.

Electricity

Class 2 making torches electricity science (8)

Lily: 'Learning about light and shadows has made me think about becoming a scientist when I'm older.'

The working scientifically aspect of the NC is built into each unit of learning, and progression is carefully mapped. Scientific enquiries are planned to develop pupils’ skills in working scientifically and the five enquiry types, whilst links between science with other curriculum areas establish deeper understanding and stronger neural pathways, to help children to remember more of what they learn. Our curriculum encourages lots of practical work with opportunities to: use measuring equipment; collect & use data through investigations; use maths skills to analyse and explain data with a range of graphs and charts, and English skills to explain and discuss.

Curriculum Documents

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