At Birchwood Junior School, we believe that the understanding of science is the understanding of the world around us, and is therefore a key learning experience for all our children.
To do this, we allow our children to DREAM BIG, something that underpins our whole school curriculum. In our science provision, we do this by constantly letting children develop these curriculum powers, such as through asking questions, being resilient and discovering through their enriching science curriculum. This curriculum is delivered through the three strands of science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and we allow our children to explore a wide variety of carefully planned topics in our classrooms and in the science lab we have on site. This provision allows our children to be scientists, and work scientifically across the whole school in a wide variety of subjects.
We also allow our children to question, observe and explore across our science provision. We aim to model and teach scientific thinking processes in order that all Birchwood pupils can be successful in their own exploration of the world they live in.
Science Topics for Year 2018-19
|Year Group||Term 1||Term 2||Term 3||Term 4||Term 5||Term 6|
|Year 3||Simple forces||Science skills||Rocks - Classification||Light and shadows||Nutrition (linked to HS)||Plants|
|Year 4||Digestive system and teeth||Food chains||Electricity||Sound and vibration||Classify living things||State of matter/water cycle|
|Year 5||Circle of life||Habitats||Space - Big Bang and Forces||Space||Properties of materials||Animals including humans|
|Year 6||Our changing world||Evolution||Electricity||Electricity||Light||Light|