Creative Curriculum Topics

(Compliant to National Curriculum 2014)

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Years 1 and 2: Across the year we will be working scientifically and learning to:

  • ask simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways;
  • observe closely, using simple equipment;
  • perform simple tests;
  • identify and classify;
  • use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions. gather and record data to help in answering questions.
Year 1 and 2 Cycle 1 (Sep 2016) Cycle 2 (Sep 2017)
Autumn Food and Farming Forests and Jungles
Spring All Around Northolt London – past and present
Summer Exploring Having a Bright Idea

 

Years 3 and 4: Across the year we will be working scientifically and learning to:

  • ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them;
  • set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests, make systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, take accurate measurements using standard units, use a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers;
  • gather, record, classify and present data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions;
  • record findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables;
  • report on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions;
  • use results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions;
  • identify differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes, use straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.
Year 3 and 4 Cycle 1 (Sep 2016) Cycle 2 (Sep 2017)
Autumn Invaders Tudor Times
Spring Racing through Northolt The Second World War
Summer The Countryside Animal Kingdom
     

Years 5 and 6: Across the year we will be working scientifically and learning to:

  • plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary;
  • take measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate;
  • record data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs;
  • use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests;
  • report and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations;
  • identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.
Year 5 and 6 Cycle 1 (Sep 2016) Cycle 2 (Sep 2017)
Autumn Ancient Civilisations Dinosaurs and Beyond
Spring 1960s and The Space Race Water
Summer South America The Caribbean
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