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Welcome to the wonderful world of science at Pirbright.  We are fortunate to have amazing grounds around the school so lots of science teaching here involves getting outside and seeing science in action.  Each year group studies different topics based on either biology, chemistry or physics and this usually makes up their work for either a term or half-term accordingly.  We all love a hands-on approach; most lessons have an investigation starting with an enquiry question which we try to answer throughout our work. 

 

As the children move into KS1 and through KS2, the requirements of the Science Curriculum are achieved through units of work and cross-curricular activities which provide a strong context for their learning. 

 

The units covered through KS1 and KS2 are outlined below:

 

Year 1

Working

scientifically

Animals,

including

humans

Plants

Seasonal

changes

Everyday

materials

 

Year 2

Working

scientifically

Animals,

including

humans

Plants

Living things

and their

habitats

Uses of

everyday

materials

 
Year 3

Working

scientifically

Animals,

including

humans

Plants Rocks Light

Forces

and

magnets

Year 4

Working

scientifically

Animals,

including

humans

Electricity

Living things

and their

habitats

States

of matter

Sound
Year 5

Working

scientifically

Animals,

including

humans

Earth

and

space

Living things

and their

habitats

Properties

and changes

of materials

Forces
Year 6

Working

scientifically

Animals,

including

humans

Electricity

Living things

and their

habitats

Light

Evolution

and

inheritance

 

We know the importance of being good scientists and encourage our children to think and work scientifically.  We work hard to develop our skills so that we can answer our own questions and carry out investigations based on things that interest us about the world around us.

 

You'll find some fun things to do at home on this page; remember science is in everything you see and do so get your thinking cap on and start investigating things around you! 

 

 Below you will find some problems for you to solve. Open the first document initially and have a go - then open the related document marked "solution" for the answer - good luck! 

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