Science Key Stage 1

Curriculum Co-ordinator: Lucy Roberts

Science begins in the Early Years Foundation Stage, within the learning area of ‘Understanding the World’. As the children progress to Key Stage One, they study science through a mixture of practical investigation, research and written work. They investigate biological topics such as habitats and they learn to care for creatures and their environment. The grounds at Saint Ronan’s are ideal for scientific exploration and they can find mini-beasts, birds and all manner of plants. The children also have the opportunity to find out about physical processes such as electricity, forces and light. Linking in to termly topics and art lessons, they look in detail at materials and their properties and investigate how materials change, testing their theories.

Each year we have a ‘Science Day’ where some of the Prep School children and Science staff spend time helping us investigate and learn. We also have a visiting scientist and often link our day with Cross-Curricular Week. This is a key event in the year, providing lots of fun and exploration.

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Squirrels & Owls

Ourselves
Light and dark
Materials & their properties
Pushes and Pulls
Mini-beasts
Pond Life
 Space

Otters & Badgers

Electricity
Forces and Movement
Healthy Eating
Changing Materials
Plant Growth
Habitats