Irlam Endowed Primary School

At Irlam Endowed Primary School, we encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at the school and beyond.

Please find our school science policy below. This will show you how our science curriculum fosters a healthy curiosity in children about our universe and promotes respect for the living and non-living. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes.

Science Policy

  

We understand that it is important for lessons to have a knowledge based focus, and that the scientific skills can be taught through this. We use the DFES Science scheme of work and the Focus Science scheme of work inform teacher’s planning to create Science Knowledge Mats. The key knowledge and skills of each science topic is also informed by the Association of Science Education’s ‘Planning Matrices’. Teachers also have access to the Lancashire Inspiring Science resources.  

Over a year, six science topic units are taught in Years 1-6 with a knowledge based approach. Working Scientifically skills are embedded into lessons to ensure these skills are being developed throughout the children’s school career.

Please find below the six Science Knowledge mats for Years 1-6. 

Year 1

Name
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 1 Animals.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 1 HumanBody.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 1 Living things Animals.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 1 Materials.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 1 Plants.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 1 Seasons.docxDownload
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Year 2

Name
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 2 Exercise.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 2 Food and chain.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 2 habitats.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 2 living things.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 2 materials.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 2 Plants.docxDownload
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Year 3

Name
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 3 FORCES AND MAGNETS.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 3 LIGHT.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 3 NUTRITION.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 3 ROCKS.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 3 SKELETON.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner ScienceYr 3 PLANTS.docxDownload
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Year 4

Name
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 4 Animals including humans.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 4 Electricity.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 4 Living things and their habitats.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 4 Sound.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 4 States of matter.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 4 Water cycle.docxDownload
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Year 5

Name
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 5 Changes in Materials - Reversible and Irreversible.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 5 Earth and Space.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 5 Forces.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 5 Life Cycles of Humans.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 5 Life Cycles Plants and Animals.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 5 Properties of Materials.docxDownload
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Year 6

Name
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 6 Animals Including Humans.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 6 Electricity.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 6 Evolution and Inheritance.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 6 Light.docxDownload
 IEPS Knowledge Planner Science Yr 6 Living things and Classifying.docxDownload
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At Irlam Endowed Primary School, we promote that science has a WOW FACTOR. The following websites offer a range of resources to promote a sense of awe and wonder and support the teaching and learning of science at school and at home.

USEFUL WEBSITES INCLUDE:

Blog for How to STEM and Emily Hunt`s 15-Minute STEM

Kitchen Science - Guest Post by Dr Jo Science Solutions (theworldistheirclassroom.blogspot.com)

Science Experiments for Kids - Science Sparks (science-sparks.com)

Lockdown science (whizzpopbang.com)