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Kirkbymoorside Community Primary School

School Curriculum - Science



At Kirkbymoorside Community Primary, we hope our children will develop their scientific knowledge through carefully planned exciting Science opportunities. Most Science sessions are cross-curricular, although some areas of Science are taught discretely. We aim to support children to develop an understanding of the process and methods of Science by providing a range of Scientific enquiries, investigations and questions to help them explore the world around them. We hope to develop and nurture our children’s curiosity by not only following the National Curriculum, but following also following their questions and interests to hopefully develop a love, passion and appreciation for Science.


For Key Stage One, the focus is to enable pupils to experience and observe the world around them. Following on from their time in Early Years Foundation Stage, children need time to deepen prior learning and engage in first hand experiences and begin to use simple scientific language. During their time in Lower Key Stage Two, the emphasis is all around children having opportunities to broaden their Scientific view of the world around them. Children are still encouraged to talk, test and make links. During their time in Lower Key Stage Two children are encouraged to speak about their findings and later write about what they have found. Finally, in Upper Key Stage Two, childrens’ principal focus is to allow children time to deepen and develop their understanding of a range of Scientific ideas. Here we encourage our children to select the most appropriate way to answer and record their Scientific findings.


Our intention throughout school is to develop their understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of scientific enquiry to answer their own questions, including observing changes over a period of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out simple comparative tests, and finding things out using secondary sources of information. During their time at Kirkbymoorside, we aim to equip children with the knowledge required to use and implement Science today, tomorrow and for their futures.



> Curriculum Overview


Document Name Date
Science (KS1) - Outcome.pdfOctober 20 2021, 15:52:02
Science (LKS2) - Outcome.pdfOctober 20 2021, 15:52:06
Science (UKS2) - Outcome.pdfOctober 20 2021, 15:52:08
Science - Skills and Progression.pdfOctober 20 2021, 15:52:14

> Curriculum by Year groups


Document Name Date
KS1A - Plants.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:33:21
KS1A - Seasonal Changes.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:33:15
KS1A - Uses of Everyday Materials.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:33:28
KS1A- Animals including Humans.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:33:06


Document Name Date
Year 3 - Animals Including Humans.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:36:48
Year 3 - Forces and Magnets.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:37:02
Year 3 - Light.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:36:39
Year 3 - Plants.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:37:08
Year 3 - Rocks.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:36:56


Document Name Date
Y45A - Animals Including Humans.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:42:37
Y45A - Earth and Space.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:42:41
Y45A - Forces.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:42:46
Y45A - Living Things and Their Habitats.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:42:50
Y45A - Properties and Changes of Materials.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:42:55


Document Name Date
Year 6 - Animals Including Humans.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:46:16
Year 6 - Electricity.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:46:21
Year 6 - Evolution and Inheritance.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:46:29
Year 6 - Light.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:46:35
Year 6 - Living Things and their Habitats.pdfNovember 05 2021, 14:46:41

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