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Science

At St Elizabeth’s, we want our children to become the scientists of the future!  We aim to achieve this by encouraging their excitement and curiosity, developing their scientific enquiry skills and increasing their scientific knowledge of the world around them.  Our Science curriculum is practical and inspiring and Science is taught both as a discrete subject and through links with other subjects with an emphasis on considering real problems. 

Children start their scientific journey when they join us in Reception class.  They explore and find out about the world around them and begin to ask questions about it.  As the curriculum progresses through KS1 and KS2, children develop their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through a variety of topics. 

Our Science curriculum is designed to enable children to develop the practical skills required to undertake simple experiments following the scientific method.  This involves using both everyday objects and scientific equipment to observe and record findings from experiments, as well as organise and analyse data.  Children develop proficiency in undertaking experiments, ultimately using their growing scientific knowledge to devise and carry out their own investigations.  

Children develop a broad knowledge of how Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future.  Children learn how scientists contribute to our cultural heritage by studying a diverse range of scientists.  Visits by local scientists and those in science-based professions are sought and welcomed, allowing us to raise aspirations and inspire children to envisage themselves as scientists.

Visits to museums, farms, zoos, gardens, rivers and parks in our locality and further afield are an important part of our Science curriculum.

Click here for more information on the Science National Curriculum

  1. Year 1 Science Knowledge Organiser: On safari - Summer Term
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  2. Year 1 Science Knowledge Organiser: On holiday - Summer Term
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  3. Year 2 Science Knowledge Organiser: Our local environment - Summer Term
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  4. Year 2 Science Knowledge Organiser: Young gardeners - Summer Term
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  5. Year 3 Science Knowledge Organiser: Forces and magnets - Summer Term
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  6. Year 3 Science Knowledge Organiser: The Nappy Challenge - Summer Term
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  7. Year 4 Science Knowledge Organiser: Power it up - Summer Term
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  8. Year 4 Science Knowledge Organiser: The big build - Summer Term
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  9. Year 5 Science Knowledge Organiser: Growing up, growing old - Summer Term
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  10. Year 5 Science Knowledge Organiser: Amazing changes - Summer Term
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  11. Year 6 Science Knowledge Organiser: Evolution and Inheritance - Summer Term
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  12. Year 6 Science Knowledge Organiser: Electricity - Summer Term
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  13. Year 1 Science Knowledge Organiser: Polar Places - Spring Term
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  14. Year 1 Science Knowledge Organiser: Plants and animals - Spring Term
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  15. Year 2 Science Knowledge Organiser: Healthy me - Spring Term
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  16. Year 2 Science Knowledge Organiser: Little Masterchefs - Spring Term
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  17. Year 3 Science Knowledge Organiser: Light and shadow - Spring Term
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  18. Year 3 Science Knowledge Organiser: Your garden - Spring Term
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  19. Year 4 Science Knowledge Organiser: States of matter - Spring Term
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  20. Year 4 Science Knowledge Organiser: Teeth and eating - Spring Term
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  21. Year 5 Science Knowledge Organiser: Let's get moving - Spring Term
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  22. Year 5 Science Knowledge Organiser: The circle of life - Spring Term
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  23. Year 6 Science Knowledge Organiser: Light - Spring Term
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  24. Year 6 Science Knowledge Organiser: Evolution and Inheritance - Spring Term
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  25. Year 1 Science Knowledge Organiser: Who am I? Autumn Term
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  26. Year 1 Science Knowledge Organiser: Celebrations - Autumn Term
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  27. Year 2 Science Knowledge Organiser: Materials monster - Autumn Term
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  28. Year 2 Science Knowledge Organiser: Squash, bend, twist and stretch - Autumn Term
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  29. Year 3 Science Knowledge Organiser: Rocks and fossils - Autumn Term
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  30. Year 3 Science Knowledge Organiser: Food and our bodies - Autumn Term
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  31. Year 4 Science Knowledge Organiser: What's that sound? Autumn Term
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  32. Year 4 Science Knowledge Organiser: Living things - Autumn Term
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  33. Year 5 Science Knowledge Organiser: Out of this world - Autumn Term
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  34. Year 5 Science Knowledge Organiser: Material world - Autumn Term
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  35. Year 6 Science Knowledge Organiser: Classifying living things - Autumn Term
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  36. Year 6 Science Knowledge Organiser: Healthy bodies - Autumn Term
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