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An education in science provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity.

All pupils should be taught essential aspects of scientific knowledge; it’s methods, processes and uses. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Pupils should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

The national curriculum for science aims for all pupils to: –

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

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Science at Bacton

In Reception we learn about the world around us. 

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment

In Year 1 we learn about…

  • Plants
  • Animals, including humans
  • Everyday materials
  • Seasonal changes

In Year 2 we learn about…

  • Living things and their habitats
  • Plants
  • Animals, including humans
  • Uses of everyday materials

In year 3 we learn about…

  • Plants
  • Animals, including humans
  • Rocks
  • Light
  • Forces and magnets.

In year 4 we learn about…

  • Living things and their habitats
  • Animals, including humans
  • States of matter
  • Sound
  • Electricity

In Year 5 we learn about…

  • Living things and their habitats
  • Animals, including humans
  • Properties and changes of materials
  • Earth and space
  • Forces

In Year 6 we learn…

  • Living things and their habitats
  • Animals, including humans
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Light
  • Electricity