Lace Hill Academy

Science

At Lace Hill Academy, science is presented to the children in a practical, relevant context in order to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes about the world in which we live but also to encourage curiosity and promote a love of learning. It is taught through applied themes using Hamilton Trust Science.
 
Hamilton Trust Science
 
 
How do the themes develop my child’s skills in science?
Throughout each theme, key objectives taken from the National Curriculum are taught which enable children, each year, to gain in depth and secure knowledge within the three areas of science: biology, chemistry and physics. Within these themes, learning is underpinned by the Working Scientifically objectives which build upon the children’s investigate skills, allowing them to generate lines of enquiry and draw conclusions from these. The Working Scientifically objectives also encourage many cross-curricular links between maths and science.
 
Click here for the key objectives taken from the National Curriculum
 

Lace Hill Academy Whole School Science Overview

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn 1

Ourselves

(Biology)

Is a house a home?

(Animals including humans and habitats

Biology)

Keeping healthy

 

(Animals including humans- Biology)

 

 

It’s electric!

 

(Electricity- physics)

Changing materials (Properties: solubility/ separation/ oxidation)

Why is our heart the most important pump we own? (Animals including humans -Biology)

Autumn 2

Wonderful Weather

(Physics)

Famous scientists

Who is the most famous scientist of them all?

(Bio, Ch, Phy)

What do rocks tell us about how the earth was formed?

(Rocks and Soils

Geology/physics)

 

Name that living thing

(Living things and their habitats- Biology)

 

Space presenters

(How does the solar system work?)

Are humans still evolving? (Evolution and inheritance- Biology)

Spring 1

Marvellous Materials

(Chemistry)

What's the Universe really all about?

(Physics)

How far can you throw your shadow?

(Light and shadows-

Physics)

 

States of Matter (Scientists- Chemistry)

 

 

May the forces be with you

(Force and Gravity)

Could Spiderman really exist? (Classification- Biology)

Spring 2

Let’s Build

(Physics)

 

Does magic really cause bubble, bubble, toil and trouble?

(Biology, Chemistry)

What's the attraction?

(Forces and magnets- Physics)

 

Listen up!

(Sound- Physics)

 

 

Music festival

(Keeping it hot, keeping it cold-

Materials)

 

Brightest Spark (Electricity- Physics)

Summer 1

Our Pets

(Biology)

Materials:

Why do materials matter?

(Chemistry)

What makes plants and flowers grow?

 

Gardening project.

Roots and shoots. (Biology)

 

Excuse me, are these your teeth?

(Animals including humans- Biology)

The art of living

(Human and animal life cycles)

Can you light up the stage?

(Light -physics)

Summer 2

What’s Growing in Our Garden?

(Biology)

Is my body really a temple?

(Biology-Animals and their habitats)

 

Help our Habitats (Living things and their habitats- Biology)

Life explorers

Gestation through to growth and change.

Project work to review key skills.

(Biology, Physics, Chemistry)

 

How do we bring learning alive for your child?
We pose a strong emphasis on children leading, and actively participating in, their own practical investigations and experiments, exploring not only the school itself but the wider school environment and the local community. Visits to local places of interest, such as Salcey Forest, provide children with the opportunity to apply and revisit their learning and scientists are also invited into school to work alongside the children to not only build upon learning but to bring it alive and promote a passion for the subject.
 
How is your child's work assessed?
Within lessons, a range of assessment opportunities are planned in for the children to take part in and this enables their class teacher to continually measure and monitor progress within the Year Group Assessment statements. Please click here to see the list of the statements for each year group.
 
Finally…
It is an exciting time here at Lace Hill Academy and we look forward to observing how our science units work with our children in developing their knowledge and skills in practical science. If you would like to find out more about Hamilton Trust Science, please visit Science | KS1 & KS2 | Lesson Plans & Resources | Hamilton Trust (hamilton-trust.org.uk)