At Brookfield, we want every child to be engaged in science. We plan and teach weekly science lessons that are linked to our learning themes and children’s prior knowledge and interests. Throughout their time at Brookfield, children will learn about a range of scientific topics and revisit many of these multiple times, developing a deep understanding of the world around them. Children are taught how to plan and carry out five types of scientific enquiry: identify and classifying, researching, observing over time, fair/comparative testing, and pattern seeking. They are encouraged to work scientifically, developing transferrable skills alongside their scientific knowledge. Every year, Brookfield celebrates Science Week with a range of whole school activities. Children also have plenty of fantastic scientific opportunities beyond the classroom, including a trip to the Crick Institute in Year 5 and outdoor learning in our local parks.
|Year 1||Seasonal change Plants||Animals including humans||Everyday materials|
|Year 2||Use of everyday materials||Seasonal change Living things and their habitats Plants||Plants Animals including humans|
|Year 3||Light||Animals including humans Rocks||Plants Forces and magnets|
|Year 4||States of matter The water cycle||Sound Animals including humans||Living things and their habitats|
|Year 5||Properties and changes of materials||Earth and space Living things and their habitats||Forces Animals including humans|
|Year 6||Electricity Light||Evolution and inheritance Living things and their habitats||Light Animals including humans|