St Andrews Primary School
Term
Science programme coverage
P1
P2
P3
P4
Forces, electricity &
waves
- push/pull in context of
Science week
Forces – buoyancy, force
and density
Properties and uses of
substances
Vibration & Waves
Pitch, sound production
Topical Science
Bio-diversity &
interdependence
Bees & Bears
In context of ‘Katie
Morag’
Topical Science
as opportunities arise
In context of Waste
Not, Want Not
Processes of the Planet
Forces, electricity &
waves
Properties & uses of
substances
In context of Animal
Habitats
Inheritance
In context of ‘Water’
In context of Orcadian
& Scottish History
Energy Sources &
Sustainability
Forces, Electricity and
Waves
1
2
Forces, electricity &
waves
- stay safe with
electricity
- making instruments
Biological systems
- senses
Myself
3
4
Materials
- rain hat for teddy
- floating & sinking
- science stories
Planet Earth
- water cycle/ puddles
- ice melting
- day and night
- shadows
Weather
Planet Earth
- food chains
- babies
- bag the bruck
- Life cycles
- planting, growing
- name flower parts
- conditions for growth
New Life
May use context of Past
Times
Energy sources and
sustainability
Linked to context of
Flight
Biodiversity and
Interdependence
Vibrations and waves
Body systems & cells,
senses, germs
Linked to context of
‘Human Body’
Biological systems
- Inheritance
-Topical Science
In context of Vikings
Biodiversity and
Interdependence
- classifying; food
chains; characteristics
In context of minibeasts
Topical Science
In context of Energy &
Forces
Space
Properties and
Uses of substances
P5
Houses & Homes
- Materials
- Sorting materials
- Characteristics of
Earth’s substances
Greek Mythology
- Archimedes
(scientists)
P6
Scientists + Topical
science (Inventors)
Victorians
Ancient Greece
Forces / Electricity /
Waves
Planet Earth
- Space / Solar system
World Conflict
Sound Waves
Vibration
Communication
Forces/Electricity/
Waves
- Air resistance
- Friction
- Movement
- Gravity
Float/Sink/Fair test
Light sources
/Reflection/
Refraction
P7
World Conflict
Planet Earth
- Non-renewable &
Renewable energy
- Water cycle
Global Warming
Europe
Characteristics of living
things
Planet earth
- living / Non living
- Plants / Animals
Forces/Electricity/
Waves
- Main organs of the
Human body
Global Climate &
Weather
Materials Experiments
- filtration
- separation
- dissolving
- solutions
- evaporation
- chromatography
Materials of the Earth
In context of space &
Materials
Changing Materials
The nursery curriculum is planned in response to the interests of the children and will incorporate elements of the Science outcomes in each annual programme. The nursery makes very good
use of the outdoor classroom and encourages an investigative approach to all learning.
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