Welcome to Old Park’s Science Page

Question of the Month!

Why is the sky blue?

The topics children learn in Science

Year Group Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Nursery Parts of my body

Autumn

Light/Colour

Dark and simple textures

Winter

Animals – Dinosaurs

Animals – Pets and underwater creatures. Floating and sinking Spring

Growing Plants

Minibeasts

Summer

Picnics – Healthy Eating

Reception Me and my body

Autumn

Light and colour

Floating/sinking

Using Magnets

Winter

Animals – Dinosaurs

Animals – Pets and underwater creatures Spring

Growing Plants

Minibeasts

Summer

Picnics – Healthy Eating

YEAR 1 Plants Seasonal Changes Autumn/Winter Animals incl. humans Seasonal Changes Winter/Spring Materials Materials
YEAR 2 Materials Forces Minibeasts Habitats Animals incl. humans Plants
YEAR 3 Animals incl. humans Light and Dark Forces (Magnets) Famous People (James Clerk Maxwell) Plants Rocks and Soils
YEAR 4 States of Matter Animals incl. Humans Living Things and Their Habitats Sound Electricity
YEAR 5 Earth and Space Forces Animals, Including Humans Living Things and Their Habitats Materials and Their Properties Materials and Their Properties
YEAR 6 Electricity Animals incl. humans Evolution and Inheritance Light Living Things and Their Habitats

Old Park Science Principles

Video of the Month

Experiment of the Month

Make your own colourful lava lamp!

 

Apps for your tablets and phones

Racing Penguin : Slide and Fly
(Apple)
Dippy’s Naturenauts
(Website)

Play and Learn Science
(Apple)

Skyview Lite
(Apple)
Essential Skeleton
(Apple)
 DIY Sun Science
(Apple)
 
NASA
(Apple and Android)
 Britannica Kids : Volcanoes
(Apple – £1.99)
Build A Body
(Apple)

Games

These games may require the use of Flash, which will only work on laptop and desktop computers.

Spacequake (Space and Planets)

Pond Life (Food chain)

Rainbow Mechanic (Light)

Team Wild (Habitats)

 

 

 

 

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