At Glebe, the Science curriculum follows the Hamilton trust scheme of work. Hamilton's science scheme uses hands-on investigative science activities to promote a deep understanding of scientific concepts and help children develop effective methods of scientific enquiry.
EYFS – All about me, Christmas (Seasons),Eggstravaganza
Year 1 – Ourselves, Let’s build, Wonderful weather, Our pets, Marvellous materials, What’s growing in our garden?
Year 2 – Heathy animals, materials matter, Ready, steady, grow!, Habitats, Squash, bend, twist, stretch, Gardens and Allotments.
Year 3 – Keeping Healthy, Rocks and Fossils, Roots and Shoots, Light and Shadows, Amazing Magnets, Artful flowers, fruits and seeds.
Year 4 – It’s electric, Listen up!, Are these your teeth? States of matter Scientists, Name that living thing!, Help our habitats!
Year 5 – Materials, The art of living, May the forces be with you, Changing materials, Life explorers.
Year 6 – Crime lab investigation, Classification connoisseurs, The art of being human, Electric celebrations, The game of survival, The Science of sport.
Science planning is arranged to take advantage of seasonal study opportunities and to ensure progression in scientific working skills, while covering the National Curriculum for England. Each year is comprised of 6 blocks of 6 sessions dedicated to one of the science areas and culminating in a meaningful outcome. Opportunities for children to meet the full range of scientific investigative approaches entail pattern seeking, exploring, problem solving, fair testing, and analysing secondary sources.