Haslam Park Primary School

Subject Leader: Miss Parton Year 1/2

Please see the document below for a copy of the National Curriculum programme of study.

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific
    disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through
    different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about
    the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and
    implications of science, today and for the future. 


At Haslam Park Science is taught in every year group for an afternoon a week throughout the school year.

Below you can see the different units we will be covering this year in Science across school.

Knowledge Organisers

We are continuing using knowledge organisers to help support the children in their learning.

A knowledge organiser is a document,  that contains key facts and information that children need to have a basic knowledge and understanding of a topic.

Most knowledge organisers will include:

  • the essential facts about the topic
  • key vocabulary or technical terms and their meanings
  • images such as  diagrams
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Working Scientifically

At Haslam Park we value the importance of children applying their scientific knowledge through investigations. We explore the 5 different types of enquiry with the children through completing experiments and investigations.


Comparative and Fair Testing

Which materials are the most absorbent?

Which parachute will slow a person down the most?

Identifying and Classifying

Which offspring belongs to which animal?

 Which materials are magnetic?

Observations Over Time

How does a tadpole change over time?

How does a bean change as it germinates?

Pattern Seeking

Do bigger seeds grow into bigger plants?

Is there a relationship between a mammal’s size and gestation period?


What are the different ways that seeds disperse?

What happened when Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos islands?

Here we introduce seven science skills which children develop 

  • asking questions
  • making predictions
  • setting up tests
  • observing and measuring
  • recording data
  • interpreting and communicating results
  • evaluating


Our Science week this year we focused on forces! Each class in school carried out a different investigation. 


Year 1/2- Classified and identified magnetic materials. They then used this knowledge to make their own magnetic fishing game.

Year 3- Classified and identified the different forces that were used in different scenarios.

Year 4- Explored how magnets attract and repel and their magnetic fields through a pattern seeking investigation.

Year 5- Looked for patterns in swinging times when exploring pendulums and surface area.

Year 6- Investigation simple machines and completed comparative investigations to see how they impact the forces needed.

Have a look at some of the fantastic science learning the children have done through working scientifically!

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