Science at St. Ignatius Primary School is always fun and engaging.
Science Club Book Review
- There is one new topic area introduced at Key Stage 1: seasonal changes
- Two new topic areas have been introduced at Key Stage 2: rocks and evolution and inheritance
- Some aspects of the curriculum that were previously studied at KS1 have been moved to KS2
- The working scientifically section in both key stages has a focus on practical and hands-on science, including the use of simple equipment to carry out basic experiments.
- Progression is shown year-by-year – but as a guide only. It will be for teachers to set out their year-by-year approach in their school curriculum.
- “Scientific enquiry” has been renamed as “Working scientifically”
- “Life processes and living things” has been split into three parts: “Animals including humans”, “Plants” and “Living things and their habitats”.
- “Materials and their properties” has been split into two parts: “Everyday materials” and “Uses of everyday materials”.
- Overall, there is a greater focus on animals, animal habitats, food chains and trees; several elements of the KS2 curriculum on these topics have been moved to KS1.
- Several elements of the previous curriculum have been moved to KS2 – see below for details.
- Learning about “fair and unfair tests”, previously studied at KS1, has been moved to KS2.
- KS2 students will also study heating and cooling, which has also been moved from the KS1 curriculum.
- “Physical processes”, previously studied at KS1, has been moved to KS2 and split into six parts: “Electricity”, “Forces and magnets”, “Forces”, “Light”, “Sound” and “Earth and space”.
- New learning objectives have been added on pitch and volume of sound; the movement of planets in our solar system, including the Moon; how light travels; the patterns of shadows; the human digestive system and nutrition for animals and humans.