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St. Faith’s is a small primary school which is situated on the edge of Winchester in the beautiful historic setting of St. Cross. We are strongly committed to excellence in teaching and learning by providing diverse opportunities and a balanced curriculum within a Christian environment. Please see the Headteacher's Welcome in 'About Us' for more. Please contact the school for a guided tour.

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St Faith's

Church of England Primary School

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Science

Intent

Children are encouraged to develop a deeper awareness and natural curiosity of their ever-changing world and human impact upon it to encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment.  Children’s scientific learning is concerned with acquiring knowledge, undertaking practical scientific activities, longitudinal studies, and awareness of current scientific news. We aim to develop scientific knowledge, skills and processes of enquiry through the Primary HIAS Key Ideas* and Programmes of Study.

 

*plants, animals, variation and evolution, materials, forces, electricity, light, sound, earth and space.

 

Implementation

Science is given high prominence as a core-subject, with dedicated teaching time every Monday afternoon. In the infants, as well as the main topic, each half-term the children focus on the seasonal changes using the full extent of the school grounds and our wildlife area Lockburn. In the Juniors, the children are taught in their year groups in small classes of about twenty.

 

Years R/1/2 Science Topics, 3-Year Cycle Overview

Cycle

Autumn

Spring

Summer

B  2021-2022

Food and FarmingHealth and hygiene 

Caring for pets and the life-cycle

C 2022 – 2023

Senses and body partsMaterialsSeaside animals and plants

A 2023 - 2024

Materials – types, properties and uses

Humans -Keeping healthy

Explorers and mini-beasts

 

 

Year 3 Science Topics

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Plants

Light;

Rocks

Amazing bodies;

Forces and magnets

 

Year 4 Science Topics

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Classification and habitats;

States of matter    

Digestion and teeth;

Electricity

Sound;

Food chains

 

Year 5 Science Topics

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Life cycles and conservation;

Properties of materials   

Changing materials;

Earth and Space

Reproduction;

Forces

 

Year 6 Science Topics

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Living things and their habitats;

Animals including humans    

Evolution and inheritance;

Light

Electricity;

Sound

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