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Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

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Science Subject Leader; Miss J. Dawson

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Spring 1 2023

 

Early Years are studying Frozen Worlds and Animals

They will answer the question 'What happens to ice when it melts'? Within this topic, they will also learn about the different animals that live in cold environments and how they are suited to live there.

They will also continue to look at the seasons - this is a topic that will continue throughout the year.

 

Year 1/2 are studying Animals, including humans

Key Question: How do we look after ourselves and animals?

Children will learn that animals have offspring that grow into adults. They will also find out about the basic needs of animals to survive, including food and water. Within this topic, childrne will also learn about how to look after themselves by eating healthily, exercising and keeping clean.

 

Year 3/4 are studying Forces and Magents

Key Question: Why do magnets attract?

They will compare how objects move on different surfaces. Children will notice that some forces need contact bewteen objects and observe how magnets attract or repel each other and some materials. They will group materials based on whether they are magnetic or not.

 

Year 5/6 are studying Forces

Key Question: How and why do objects move?

They will learn about gravity and how this was discovered by Isaac Newton. Children will also explore the forces of air resistance, water reistance, buoyancy and friction. They will then learn that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater affect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science Photos

Science Trips/Events

YEAR 5 STEM WEEK

Year 5 had a STEM week focussed on farming. The aim of the week was to design a farm shop, producing healthy local food for schools. They learnt all about plant life cycles, asexual and sexual plant reproduction and when seeds should be planted and harvested. They watched cress seeds grow, planted onion seeds and grew spring onions from cuttings. They recorded this in tables and line graphs. Children then used fresh vegetables to cook frittatas and learnt safe hygiene and cooking skills as part of the process. Each group created their own packaging, adverts and website.

 

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