Science

At St Albert’s Science is taught through the Lancs Scheme which is a cross curricular approach with Science being the main driver topic for specified themes.

  • EYFS/Rec- taught through ‘Understanding the World’ 
  • Year 1 – Penguins, Possums and Pigs (Living Things and Habitats), Robots (Humans and Senses), The Great Outdoors (Materials), Growth and Green Fingers (Plants Flowers and Trees), Seasonal Change (Weather and Seasons)
  • Year 2 – Fighting Fit (Animals inc Humans), Farm Shop  (Plants and Growth) Wind in the Willows (Living Things and Habitats),  Buckets and Spades (Materials  Change and Properties)  
  • Year 3 –Healthy Humans (Nutrition),  Rock and Roll (Rocks), How Does your Garden Grow (Seed Dispersal) , The Iron Man (Forces and Magnets), Stand Alone unit (Light and Shadow) , Stand alone unit  (Skeleton)
  • Year 4 –Sparks Might Fly ( Electricity), The Art of Food (Teeth and Digestion), Water O Water (Matters of State), Hunted (Living Things and Habitats), Stand Alone Unit (Sound)
  • Year 5 – Food Glorious Food (Materials and Change), Earthlings (Earth Moon and Space), Inventions and Inventors (Motion), Amazon Adventure (Life Cycles), Stand Alone (Materials)
  • Year 6 –Survival (Evolution and Inheritance), Stand Alone (Light and Shadow), Heroes and Villans (Health), Seaside (Electricity) Zoo (Classification),

The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

The Lancs Scheme of Work supports the teaching and learning of science. This embeds the working scientifically requirements into each topic so that in addition to the core knowledge and vocabulary, children are developing skills of observation, investigation and fair testing, classification, data handling.

St Albert’s is a Forest School and we have our own allotments which greatly support the teaching of Science.

Knowledge Organisers

Each unit is supported by a Knowledge Organiser which details the key facts, vocabulary and skills for each unit. This is sent home in advance of the unit, allowing children to make a head start on their learning.