Through our teaching of science at Somerset Bridge, we aim to inspire and build on children's natural curiosity about the world around them through practical and contextualised learning. Using the aims of the National Curriculum, we aim to provide children with the skills and knowledge they will need in the future, as well as building on their own ideas and understanding of how the world works.
These are the science topics being taught across the school this year:
In the Autumn Term, Year 1 and Year 2 developed their knowledge and understanding of Materials, by exploring the materials they could find around the school, and finding out about their properties.
In Year 3, children have learned about the human skeleton and muscles, and how these help us to move. They also found out how the food we eat affects our health. Later in the term, the children found out about the appearance and properties of different kinds of rocks, and explored how fossils are formed.
The children in Year 4 have been investigating solids, liquids and gases, and have found out how materials can change their appearance and properties when they are heated or cooled. As well as this, they have explored the science behind sound, and how we hear.
Year 5 have been carrying out experiments to find out more about forces which affect our lives. We measured gravity, explored the friction of our shoes on different surfaces in school, designed streamlined shapes to reduce water resistance and tested the impact of air resistance using paper aeroplanes.
Children in Year 6 have looked at the function of the heart, identified and named the main parts of the heart and circulatory system as well as looking at the function of the different blood vessels. They have also explored the effect of exercise on the heart.