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Vision The vision within Science and Technology is to create scientists who have a wide and deep knowledge of the subject. We want to ensure students are well prepared for the secondary curriculum and this begins as soon as they join the school. Whilst Science is taught in a more lectured style we want to also ensure that there is the working scientiďŹ cally elements embedded and pupils are able to use these skills appropriately.


Intent

Assessment Criteria for each Year group


Progression ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖

Reception and Year 1 follow Series 1 Each year group then began their series. E.g Year 4 started Series 4 in September 2018 Each year the children work through the series and then will end up completing it before the end of the academic year. Therefore they progress onto the next series straight away. As a result they may be working on a series ahead of their year group. The long term aim being that Year 6 children will not end up having a series to follow and will be filling in any gaps in their Science Knowledge and addressing misconceptions.


The Series

Series 1

Series 4

Series 2

Series 5

Series 3

Series 6


Series 1


Reception Knowledge (Series 1) Chemistry

Biology

Physics

Squashing - Squashing an object makes it atter. Bending - Bending is taking a straight object and curving it. Stretching - Stretching a material makes it longer or wider without it breaking.

Deciduous - Deciduous plants lose their leaves once a year. Evergreen - Evergreen is a plant always has green leaves.

Light source - A light source is something that produces light. Shadow - A shadow is a dark shape formed by an opaque object.

Material - A material is something that an object is made out of.

Seed - A seed germinates to form a new plant. Bulb - A bulb is a short stem surrounded by leaves which stores food for a plant. Stem - A stem is the main body of a plant. Roots - Roots takes in water for the plant. Leaf - A leaf is where plants make their food. Flower - A ower is produces fruits and seeds.

Force - A force is a push or pull on an object. Season - Seasons are periods of similar weather. There are 4 seasons each year. Material - A material is something that an object is made out of.


Reception Statements (Series 1) Chemistry -List some materials including solids and liquids. -Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock. -Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties. -Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. -Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials., including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock.


Reception Statements (Series 1) Biology -Can identify stems, leaves, roots, ower. -Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common owering plants, including trees. -Recognise that plants are living things -Recognise that plants are living things and be able to distinguish plants from other living things -Observe what happens to a plant as it grows -Identify and name a variety of common plants including deciduous and evergreen trees. -Identify and name common animals e.g. pets, farm and zoo animals -Be able to name key features of common animals. -Identify and name a variety of common animals. -Recognise external features of animals e.g. furs, feathers, wings, ďŹ ns -Name the 5 senses -Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. -Know the main parts of the body -Identify different habitats


Reception Statements (Series 1) Physics -Identify what a light source is. -Identify what a shadow is. -What is a push? What is a pull? -Magnets -Identify what a sound source is -Observe changes across the four seasons. -Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.


Series 1 Knowledge Chemistry

Biology

Physics

Squashing - Squashing an object makes it atter. Bending - Bending is taking a straight object and curving it. Stretching - Stretching a material makes it longer or wider without it breaking.

Deciduous - Deciduous plants lose their leaves once a year. Evergreen - Evergreen is a plant always has green leaves.

Light source - A light source is something that produces light. Shadow - A shadow is a dark shape formed by an opaque object.

Material - A material is something that an object is made out of.

Seed - A seed germinates to form a new plant. Bulb - A bulb is a short stem surrounded by leaves which stores food for a plant. Stem - A stem is the main body of a plant. Roots - Roots takes in water for the plant. Leaf - A leaf is where plants make their food. Flower - A ower is produces fruits and seeds.

Force - A force is a push or pull on an object. Season - Seasons are periods of similar weather. There are 4 seasons each year. Material - A material is something that an object is made out of.


Series 1 Statements Chemistry -List some materials including solids and liquids. -Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock. -Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties. -Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. -Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials., including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock.


Series 1 Statements Biology -Can identify stems, leaves, roots, ower. -Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common owering plants, including trees. -Recognise that plants are living things -Recognise that plants are living things and be able to distinguish plants from other living things -Observe what happens to a plant as it grows -Identify and name a variety of common plants including deciduous and evergreen trees. -Identify and name common animals e.g. pets, farm and zoo animals -Be able to name key features of common animals. -Identify and name a variety of common animals. -Recognise external features of animals e.g. furs, feathers, wings, ďŹ ns -Name the 5 senses -Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. -Know the main parts of the body -Identify different habitats


Series 1 Statements Physics -Identify what a light source is. -Identify what a shadow is. -What is a push? What is a pull? -Magnets -Identify what a sound source is -Observe changes across the four seasons. -Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.


Series 2


Series 2 Knowledge Chemistry Material - A material is something that an object is made out of. Squashing - Squashing an object makes it atter. Bending - Bending is taking a straight object and curving it. Stretching - Stretching a material makes it longer or wider without it breaking.


Series 2 Knowledge Biology Deciduous - Deciduous plants lose their leaves once a year. Evergreen - Evergreen is a plant always has green leaves. Fish - Fish live in water and have gills. Amphibian - Amphibians are born in water, but then move to land. Reptile - Reptiles are cold-blooded animals with dry, scaly skin. Bird - Birds are two-legged animals covered in feathers. Mammal - Mammals give birth to live young and feed them on milk. Exercise - Exercise is moving to stay healthy. Hygiene - Hygiene is keeping clean. Offspring - An offspring is an animal’s young. Survival - Survival is continuing to live. Seed - A seed germinates to form a new plant. Bulb - A bulb is a short stem surrounded by leaves which stores food for a plant. Stem - A stem is the main body of a plant. Roots - Roots takes in water for the plant. Leaf - A leaf is where plants make their food. Flower - A ower is produces fruits and seeds.


Series 2 Knowledge Physics Conductors - A conductor is a material that allows electricity or heat to pass through it. Insulators - An insulator is a material that does not allow electricity or heat to pass through it. Circuit - A circuit is a complete path that an electrical current can pass through. Cell - A cell is a battery. Component - A component is an element in a circuit


Series 2 Statements Chemistry -Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. -Explain why a certain material is suitable/unsuitable for an object. -Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.


Series 2 Statements Biology -Identify and name a variety of common animals. -Recognise that animals change appearance as they grow. -Name the 5 senses -Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. -Notice that animals have offspring which grow into adults. -Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating a balanced diet and hygiene. -Know that most living things live within particular environments that provide for their basic needs. -Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common owering plants, including trees. -Identify that plants need light, water and a suitable temperature to grow -Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants -Identify and name a variety of common plants including deciduous and evergreen trees.


Series 2 Statements Physics -Recognise that electricity ows in a circuit and that if the circuit is broken the electricity ow stops.


Series 3


Series 3 Knowledge Chemistry Rock - Rocks are mixtures of minerals. Igneous rocks - Igneous rocks form when hot, liquid rock cools. Sedimentary rocks - Sedimentary rocks form when sediment collects at the bottom of a sea or lake. Metamorphic rocks - metamorphic rocks are rocks which have been changed by heat or compression. Organic matter - All organic matter is alive, or was once alive. Soil - Soil is the upper layer of earth in which plants grow. Fossils - Fossils are the remains of living things preserved in rocks.


Series 3 Knowledge Biology Nutrients - Nutrients provide nourishment essential for growth. Seed - A seed germinates to form a new plant. Bulb - A bulb is a short stem surrounded by leaves which stores food for a plant. Stem - A stem is the main body of a plant. Roots - Roots takes in water for the plant. Leaf - A leaf is where plants make their food. Flower - A flower is produces fruits and seeds. Classify - How living things are sorted into groups by characteristics. Pollination - Pollination happens when pollen comes into contact with a female part of a flower. Flowering plants - Flowering plants produce a flower. Germination - Germination is when a seed sprouts. Seed dispersal - Seed dispersal is how a seed travels to a new location.


Series 3 Knowledge Physics Light source - A light source is something that produces light. Shadow - A shadow is a dark shape formed by an opaque object. Transparent - A transparent object allows ALL light through. Translucent - A translucent object allows SOME light through. Opaque - An opaque object does not allow light through.

Magnet - A magnet is a piece of iron or steel that exerts a magnetic force. Magnetic pole - Every magnet has 2 magnetic poles - a north pole and south pole. Attract - Attract is when opposite poles are pulled together. Repel - Repel is when the same poles are forced apart. Sun - The Sun is a star at the centre of our Solar System. Earth - Earth is the planet on which we live. Moon - A moon is a natural satellite of any planet. Rotation - Rotation is when an object spins on it’s axis. Solar System - The Solar System is the Sun and its orbiting planets. Orbit - Orbit is when one object circles another. Gravity - Gravity is the force that attracts objects to the Earth.


Series 3 Statements Chemistry -Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties. -Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter. -Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock.


Series 3 Statements Biology -Identify the functions of different parts of owering plants: roots, stem, owers -Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth and how they vary from plant to plant. -Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. -Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement -Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food -Understand that some foodstuffs can be harmful to some animals


Series 3 Statements Physics -Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object. -Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials. -Describe magnets as having two poles. -Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing. -Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies. -Know what the sun, earth and moon are. -Know what planets are


Series 4


Year 4 Knowledge Chemistry State - Matter can exist in 3 states: solid, liquid, or gas. Solids - Solids are materials that hold their own shape and can be cut. Liquids - Liquids ow and take the shape of their container. Gases - Gases have no ďŹ xed shape or volume. Evaporation - Evaporation is when water changes from a liquid to vapour. Condensation - Condensation is when water vapour changes from a gas to a liquid. Water cycle - The water cycle is the process of water moving from oceans into the atmosphere and back to the Earth.


Year 4 Knowledge Biology Seed - A seed germinates to form a new plant. Bulb - A bulb is a short stem surrounded by leaves which stores food for a plant. Stem - A stem is the main body of a plant. Roots - Roots takes in water for the plant. Leaf - A leaf is where plants make their food. Flower - A ower is produces fruits and seeds. Environment - An environment are the conditions in which a living thing exists. Digestion - Digestion is how the body softens food so it can be absorbed. Teeth - Teeth come in 3 main kinds: molars, canines and incisors. Molars - Molars are found at the back of the mouth and grind food. Canines - Canines are found at the front of the mouth and rip food. Incisors - Incisors are found at the front of the mouth and cut food. Food Chain - A food chain shows the transfer of energy from organism to organism. Producer - A producer is a food source for other animals. Consumer - A consumer is an animal that feeds on plants or animals for energy. Predator - A predator is an animal that eats other animals. Organism - An organism is a plant, animal or single celled life form. Prey - A prey is an animal that gets eaten by a predator.


Year 4 Knowledge Physics Conductors - A conductor is a material that allows electricity or heat to pass through it. Insulators - An insulator is a material that does not allow electricity or heat to pass through it. Pitch - Pitch is a measure of how high or low a sound is. Volume - Volume is a measure of how loud a sound is. Sun - The Sun is a star at the centre of our Solar System. Earth - Earth is the planet on which we live. Moon - A moon is a natural satellite of any planet. Rotation - Rotation is when an object spins on it’s axis. Solar System - The Solar System is the Sun and its orbiting planets. Orbit - Orbit is when one object circles another. Gravity - Gravity is the force that attracts objects to the Earth.


Year 4 Statements Chemistry -Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. -Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled. -Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.


Year 4 Statements Biology -Identify the functions of different parts of owering plants: roots, stem, owers -Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways -Know that the human body has organs and be able to name them. -Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system -Describe the changes as humans develop to old age -Construct and interpret a variety of food chains -Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose danger to living things


Year 4 Statements Physics -Recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors. -Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it. -Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it. -Recognise that sounds gets fainter as the distance from the sound source increases. -Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies. Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth. -Describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system. -Use the idea of the Earth's rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky.


Series 5


Year 5 Knowledge Chemistry Dissolving - Dissolving is when a solid mixes completely with a liquid. Reversible Change - A reversible is a change that can be switched back. Irreversible Change - An irreversible is a change that cannot be switched back. Soluble - Solids and gases that dissolve in a liquid are soluble. Substance - A substance is a material with uniform properties.


Year 5 Knowledge Biology Life Cycle - A life cycle shows how a living thing changes as it grows. Insect - An insect has 3 body parts and 6 legs. Reproduction - When an animal produces offspring. Habitat - A habitat is a place where an animal or plant lives. Microhabitat - A microhabitat is a small habitat which is different from its surroundings. Pollination - Pollination happens when pollen comes into contact with a female part of a ower. Circulatory system - The circulatory system is how the blood travels around the body. Heart - The heart is an organ that pumps blood around the body. Arteries - Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart, Veins - Veins are blood vessels that carry blood to the heart. Capillaries - Capillaries are thin blood vessels. Blood - Blood is a red liquid pumped around our body. Diet - A diet is the sort of food animals or people regularly eat. Drug - A drug is a substance that has an effect in a person’s body.


Year 5 Knowledge Physics Air resistance - Air resistance is the force that slows down objects in the air. Water resistance - Water resistance is the force that slows down objects in water. Friction - Friction is the force stopping two surfaces move against each other. Lever - A lever is a long rod that pivots. Pulley - A pulley is a wheel that helps to hoist a weight. Gear - A gear is a toothed wheel. Earth - Earth is the planet on which we live. Moon - A moon is a natural satellite of any planet. Gravity - Gravity is the force that attracts objects to the Earth.


Year 5 Statements Chemistry -Know that some materials will dissolve in a liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution. -Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes. -Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through ďŹ ltering, sieving and evaporating, -Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets.


Year 5 Statements Biology -Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants -Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. -Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system and describe their functions -Identify that some animal’s habitats affect how it grows


Year 5 Statements Physics -Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces. -Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object. -Recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.


Series 6


Year 6 Knowledge Chemistry State - Matter can exist in 3 states: solid, liquid, or gas. Solids - Solids are materials that hold their own shape and can be cut. Liquids - Liquids ow and take the shape of their container. Gases - Gases have no ďŹ xed shape or volume. Substance - A substance is a material with uniform properties.


Year 6 Knowledge Biology Life Cycle - A life cycle shows how a living thing changes as it grows. Evolution - Evolution is how animals and plants have changed over time. Fossils - Fossils are the remains of living things preserved in rocks. Adaptation - Adaptation is how animals and plants change to suit their environment. Inheritance - Inheritance means to pass on something to your offspring. Classify - How living things are sorted into groups by characteristics. Pollination - Pollination happens when pollen comes into contact with a female part of a flower. Flowering plants - Flowering plants produce a flower. Germination - Germination is when a seed sprouts. Seed dispersal - Seed dispersal is how a seed travels to a new location. Circulatory system - The circulatory system is how the blood travels around the body. Heart - The heart is an organ that pumps blood around the body. Arteries - Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart, Veins - Veins are blood vessels that carry blood to the heart. Capillaries - Capillaries are thin blood vessels. Blood - Blood is a red liquid pumped around our body. Diet - A diet is the sort of food animals or people regularly eat. Drug - A drug is a substance that has an effect in a person’s body. Lifestyle - A lifestyle is the way a person chooses to live.


Year 6 Knowledge Physics Reflection - Reflection is how we see objects as they reflect light. Refraction - Refraction is how light bends as it passes through an object. Light source - A light source is something that produces light. Current - A current is a flow of electricity. Circuit - A circuit is a complete path that an electrical current can pass through. Voltage - The voltage is a measurement of the energy in an electrical flow. Cells - A cell is a battery. Component - A component is an element in a circuit Switches - A switch can stop or allow electricity to flow.


Year 6 Statements Chemistry -Know the properties of the different states of matter (solid, liquid and gas) in terms of the particle model, including gas pressure. -Know the difference between atoms, elements and compounds. -Know what a pure substance is.


Year 6 Statements Biology -Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants. -Identify how animals are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution -Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on speciďŹ c characteristics. -Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. -Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. -Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system and describe their functions


Year 6 Statements Physics -Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines. -Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reect light into the eye. -Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. -Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit. -Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.


Implement Pedagogical approach to the domain


Structure


Pedagogy Within every lesson children will begin by retrieving information that has been previously taught. This will allow the children to better retain the information and ensure the information is in the long term memory. They will then move on to the uency part of the lesson where they will rehearse different scientiďŹ c equipment, progression given for this. Following this students will be taught in a lectured style the information needed within the lesson and then given an activity to help embed the knowledge.


Links Subject Knowledge Useful website for improving Science Knowledge https://www.dkďŹ ndout.com/uk/science/


Impact Formative and Summative assessment strategies


Assessment Strategies Variability

Instant feedback

Retrieval

Feedback Booklets

PITA

Moderation & pupil work review

Rising Stars

SATS Short Term Cycle

Medium Term cycle

Long Term Cycle

Frequency

*Short Term Cycle - during and after daily lessons *Medium Term Cycle - teacher assessment every 2 to 4 weeks *Long Term Cycle - summative assessment every term or at the end of Key Stage


Formative Strategies Instant feedback for the teacher is received through a range of questioning and assessment for learning strategies, to check pupil Instant feedback

understanding. In addition, children receive instant feedback of their own learning through marking their own work. The instant feedback is used to inform teachers of the pace of the lesson, the scaffolding required and future learning.

At the start of each lesson children are asked questions around four areas of maths that have been previously learnt. This informs teaching staff of the knowledge and skills that have been retained and provides opportunities for further guidance or scaffolding.

Retrieval

Retrieval of previous learning is also encouraged throughout lessons. Retrieval practice informs upcoming teaching and learning. At several points within the year, a maths lesson will be dedicated to retrieving information that has been learnt in the previous weeks. The answers recorded from this then inform a gap ďŹ ll session to reteach areas that were less secure within the class.

In every lesson, teachers and staff will record speciďŹ c notes about positive learning and misconception in the classroom. This will then Feedback Booklets

be used to inform future summative assessment strategies including moderation and teacher assessments. As well as this, the content from feedback booklets is used to plan effective gap ďŹ ll lessons and inform which children require pre teach before future learning.


Summative Strategies

Teacher Assessment

Teacher Assessments are recorded each term based on a collation of formative and summative assessments. These assessments are a quick and easy check to whether the children is still on track to meet the end of year expectations, if they are below this or above this, Final teacher assessment data is reported to parents at the end of the academic year.

Our curriculum is standardised against national performance at three points in the year. The assessment is delivered in the form of a

Standardised Test

standardised test similar to support the teacher assessments and predictions for the end of Key Stage assessments. This data is reported to parents at parents evenings.

Standard Attainment Tests are sat at the end of Key Stage 1 and 2 to compare school performance across the country. Children will be SATS

judged as working below the expected standard, at the expected standard or working at greater depth and results will be reported to parents and on the government website.

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