Science

Key Stage 1

Our topic for this term is ‘Animals including humans’ and we will identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We will also consider whether the animals are carnivore, herbivore or omnivore as well as describe and compare the structure of them. Our other studies will include how to describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain and identify and name different sources of food.

Key Stage 2

Our topic is ‘Earth and Space.’

Year 3 and 4

We will create simple models of the solar system, construct shadow clocks and sun dials, describe the sun, earth and moon as approximately spherical bodies and investigate their rotation.

Year 5 and 6

We will describe the movement of the earth and other planets relative to the sun in the Solar System and the movement of the moon relative to the Earth. We will use the idea of the earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky. We will understand how the geocentric model of the Solar System gave way to the heliocentric model by considering the work of Scientists such as Ptolemy, Alhazan and Copernicus.