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Bishop's Waltham Junior School

Enjoy, Learn & Achieve Together

Science

I am pleased to share with you that Bishop’s Waltham Junior School has been awarded the Silver Primary Science Quality Mark.

    
The Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) is an award scheme designed to enable primary schools across the UK to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their science teaching, learning and provision. Supported by high-quality training and mentoring led by experts across the country, schools can achieve a bronze, silver or gold Primary Science Quality Mark award through a year-long process of audit, action and reflection.

PSQM is recognised by Ofsted and is viewed as an effective mechanism to help raise the profile of science in primary schools, improve teachers’ confidence and ability to teach science and have a positive impact on pupils’ performance, their engagement and enjoyment.

  

Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school. The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure science understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”

  
I would like thank all pupils and staff for their hard work in achieving this award and a special mention for Mrs. Arnold for her hard work in putting the submission together and for leading science very enthusiastically across the school.

 

At Bishop's Waltham Junior School, our aim is to foster pupil’s enthusiasm and enjoyment in science and to help them to develop their curiosity for the world around them. Where possible, links are made to other subjects and topic areas, encouraging the children to apply their knowledge and to develop their thinking and problem solving skills in real life contexts. Through learning in a shared problem and thinking skills ways and providing opportunities for dialogue to evolve, higher order thinking skills can then develop.

Our Curriculum Overview      

Year Three

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Rocks and Soils

comparing rocks, simply describing how fossils are formed and that soils are made from rocks

 

Forces and Magnets

Compare how things move on different surfaces and forces between objects / magnets

 

Plants

Parts of the plant, requirements for life and growth and life cycle of flowering plant (studied over a period of time)

 

Skeletons and Nutrition

Animals including humans: muscles, skeleton and nutrition

Light

Need light to see things, reflection, shadows

  

Longitudinal Study: Plants

  

Year Four

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Sound

How sounds are made, how they travel, changes in sounds (pitch and volume)

 

States of Matter

Compare matter, observe changes when heated or cooled, evaporation and condensation

  

Electricity

Simple circuits, completes circuits, switches, conductors and insulators

  

Digestive System

Including the types and functions of teeth and food chains

Habitats

Grouping & classifying, naming living things in local environment, changes

  

Longitudinal Study: Minibeasts

  

Year Five

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Forces

Gravity, resistance and mechanisms

  

Changing State

Comparing, dissolving, separating, changes - reversible and irreversible

Changing state

  

Life Cycle of Plants and Animals

Differences in life cycles, reproduction in plants and animals

Earth in Space

Movement of Earth and other planets, movement of the moon, day and night

  

Longitudinal Study: Butterflies

  

Year Six

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Electricity

Changing components- compare and give reasons, diagrams

Changing circuits

  

The Circulatory System

Circulatory system, impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle

Light

How we see things and why- light travels in straight lines and how this explains why shadows are same shape as object,

Evolution & Inheritance

Lliving things change over time, variation in offspring, things adapt to suit environment.

   

   

Longitudinal Study: Trees

  

  

The National Curriculum for Science

National Curriculum - Science Year 3 & 4 Programmes of Study Year 5 & 6 Programmes of Study