Science at SMAAA

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At St Michael and All Angels we feel it is important to become the scientists of the future! Science teaches us about the world we live, how it works and how we can protect it.

We love investigation and experimentation to help us learn and discover for ourselves. Science is a subject of prediction, observation, unexpected findings and unusual results and all of these things create an exciting and vibrant way to learn new things.

Science Curriculum Overview:

Year 1:

Biology:

  • Identify basic plant parts (roots, leaves, flowers, etc.)
  • Identify basic plants
  • Identify & compare common animals
  • Identify & name basic body parts

Chemistry

  • Identify & name common materials
  • Distinguish between objects and materials
  • Describe simple properties of some materials
  • Compare & classify materials

Physics

  • Observe weather associated with changes of season

Year 2:

Biology:

  • Differentiate living, non-living and dead
  • Growing plants (water, light, warmth)
  • Basic needs of animals and offspring
  • Simple food chains and habitats

Chemistry:

  • Identify and compare uses of different materials
  • Compare how things move on different surfaces

Year 3:

Biology:

  • Plants, incl. Parts, lifecycle and requirements for life
  • Animals – skeletons and nutrition

Chemistry:

  • Classification of rock types
  • Simple understanding of fossilisation

Physics

  • Sources of light; shadows and reflections
  • Simple forces, including magnetism

Year 4:

Biology:

  • Classify living things
  • Digestive system and teeth
  • Food chains

Chemistry:

  • Changes of state
  • The water cycle

Physics

  • Sound as vibrations
  • Electricity: simple circuits and conductors

Year 5:

Biology:

  • Life cycles of plants and animals (inc. Mammals, insects, birds amphibians)
  • Describe changes as humans develop and mature

Chemistry:

  • Classify materials according to a variety of properties
  • Understand mixtures and solutions
  • Know about reversible and irreversible changes

Physics

  • Understand location and interaction of Sun, earth and Moon
  • Introduce gravity, resistance and mechanical forces

Year 6

Biology:

  • Classification, including micro-organisms
  • Health and lifestyles, inc circulatory system
  • Evolution and adaptation

Chemistry:

  • Identify and compare uses of different materials
  • Compare how things move on different surfaces

Physics

  • Light and shadows – the eye
  • Forces, including gravity
  • Electricity and investigating circuits