At Henley Green, we offer every child a broad and balanced Science curriculum which enables them to confidently explore and discover their environment, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. Science lessons are planned to promote practical, hands-on experiences that encourage curiosity and allow children to generate their own questions and lines of enquiry. Our aim is to help every child to extend their scientific knowledge and to use scientific vocabulary with accuracy.
Our science curriculum is developed from the National Curriculum and in each term the children will focus on one the following topics:
Year 1: Plants, Animals including Humans, Everyday Materials, Seasonal Change
Year 2: Living things and their habitats, Plants, Animals including humans, Uses of everyday
Year 3: Plants, Animals including humans, Rocks, Light, Forces and magnets
Year 4: Living things and their habitats, Animals including humans, States of Matter, Sound,
Year 5: Living things and their habitats, Animals including humans, Properties and changes of
materials, Earth and Space, Forces
Year 6: Living things and their habitats, Animals including humans, Evolution and inheritance,
Science Week 2022
The theme for Science week this year is... Growth
Nursery have been exploring magnets and looking at which materials are magnetic.
Year 1 had a go at growing cress from seeds. They also wrote instructions for how to grow cress.
As part of science day, year 2 were looking at how to measure temperature. Before exploring different types of scientists, the children were tasked with drawing what they thought a scientist looked like. You can see some of their images above.
Year 3 had a lovely day completing lots of science activities linked to the theme of 'Growth.' They had a go at growing rainbows using kitchen paper, felt tips and water, and also used skittles to explore what happens to the coloured coating when you add hot water. They also learnt about Gentoo penguins and had a go at trying to build a nest using only a beak (clothes peg). During the afternoon, they got to explore with bubbles and had a go at trying to make super sized bubbles using home made wands of lollipop sticks and string.
Year 4 were conducting an investigation to determine the quickest way to melt an ice cube. They placed several ice cubes in different locations around the classroom and tracked how much they had melted at set intervals. They recorded their results in a table.
Year 6 were exploring the growth of bones and bodies. They even managed to get one of our school Governors, Miriam, to join in with their measuring activity.