Science Lower KS2

Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4)

Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum 2014. The objectives for Science as set out in the National Curriculum for year 3-6 for each year group the objectives are set out under the each of the areas of scientific study underpinned by working scientifically using practical scientific methods, processes and skills.

Topics / themes covered in Year 3

 

Topics/ themes covered in Year 4

Key skills / knowledge covered

 During lower key stage 2 the children will learn to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content; asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.

Working Scientifically in Year 3

The children will learn to:

  • setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
  • making systematic and careful observations and where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers
  • gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
  • recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables
  • reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions
  • using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions
  • identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes
  • using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.

Working Scientifically in Year 4

During Year 4 the children will learn to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:

  • asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
  • making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers
  • gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
  • recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables
  • reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions
  • using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions
  • identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes
  • using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.