​Science

The Importance of Science in the Classroom

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics encompassed within scientific enquiry. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world's future prosperity, and all students should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, students should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes evidence, as well as challenging the misconceptions they may have.

                                                                        taken from The English National Curriculum adapted for the Cayman Islands (2019)

 



Science Topics at EEPS

Year Group1st Half of Term 1
(August - October)
2nd Half of Term 1
(October - December)
1st Half of Term 2
(January - February)
2nd Half of Term 2
(February - April)
1st Half of Term 3
(April - May)
2nd Half of Term 3
(May - June)

Year 1

Ourselves


Animals, including humans

Our Pets


Animals, including humans

Let's Build


Everyday materials

Marvelous Materials


Everyday materials

Wonderful Weather


Seasonal changes

What's Growing in Our Gardens?

Plants


Year 2

Healthy Animals


Animals, including humans

Habitats


Living things and their habitats

Materials Matter


Uses of everyday materials 

Squash, Bend, Twist and Stretch

Uses of everyday materials

Ready Steady Grow!


Plants

Gardens and Allotments

Living things and their habitats


Year 3

Keeping Healthy


Animals, including humans

Light and Shadows


Light

Rocks and Fossils


Rocks

Amazing Magnets


Forces and magnets

Roots and Shoots


Plants

Artful Flowers, Fruits and Seeds

Plants


Year 4

It's Electric


Electricity

States of Matter Scientists

States of matter

Listen Up!


Sound

Name That Living Thing!

Living things and their habitats

Are These Your Teeth?


Animals, including humans

Help Our Habitats!


Living things and their habitats


Year 5

Space Presenters


Earth and space

May the Forces Be with You

Forces

Music Festival Madness


Properties and changes of materials

Changing Materials


Properties and changes of materials

The Art of Living


Living things and their habitats

Life Explorers


Animals, including humans


Year 6

Crime Lab Investigation


Light

Electric Celebrations


Electricity

Classification Connoisseurs

Living things and their habitats

The Game of Survival


Adaptation and inheritance

The Art of Being Human

Animals, including humans

The Science of Sport


Integrated topics

 

 

Science Activities to Try at Home

Bake Biscuit Planets!

Have fun making biscuits and learning about the solar system! Research what the planet looks like and think about how you might decorate biscuits to look like the solar system. To make simple biscuits, mix 200 g of butter and 100 g caster sugar together until pale and creamy, then mix in 300 g of plain flour. Now divide the dough into nine pieces – one for the Sun and the eight planets of the solar system. Roll the balls into circles about 5 mm thick (you could try to make the biscuits different sizes to represent the size of the planets) and bake them on a lined baking tray at 160°C/320°F for 15-20 minutes. Once your biscuits have cooled, it's time to decorate them using the information you have learned. Think about the different colours of the planets and whether the planet has craters or rings. When the biscuits are ready, put them in order of distance from the Sun.

 

Useful Websites

Check out these useful websites for more information on how you can support your child's Science learning at home:

Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/school-year/subject-guides/science-at-primary-school/

Why and How? Primary Science Teaching Trust: https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-Home

 

Science Vocabulary

Improving our students' use of subject-specific vocabuarly is a goal at East End Primary School. See below for science vocabuarly words for your child's year level. Click on the link to open the PDF document. 

Year 1 Science Vocabuarly Words - Animals, including humans

Year 2 Science Vocabuarly Words - Animals, including humans

Years 1 & 2 Working Scientifically Vocabuarly Words 

Year 3 Science Vocabulary Words - Animals, including humans 

Year 4 Science Vocabulary Words - Electricity 

Years 3 & 4 Working Scientifically Vocabulary Words

Year 5 Science Vocabulary Words - Earth and Space 

Year 6 Science Vocabulary Words - Light

Years 5 & 6 Working Scientifically Vocabulary Words