Science at Milford Junior School

"Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated."
Rosalind Franklin

At Milford Junior School our vision is to actively engage our children’s passion and curiosity towards Science.  To develop a desire and the motivation to explore Science through practical application and theoretical conversation, in order to promote a deeper understanding and respect for the world around them.

Milford’s aim, through our spiral curriculum, is to ensure children are equipped with the confidence to work scientifically to cement core skills such as observing, classifying, analysing, predicting, fair testing and using secondary resources.  This will develop children’s knowledge and awareness of scientific processes.

By the end of year 6, children should have the confidence to ask and answer questions for themselves using a variety of enquiry techniques.  In addition, Milford Junior School continues to promote links with STEM ambassadors from the engineering world, currently Leonardo in Yeovil, as well as taking part in “Gifted & Talented” events at RNAS Yeovilton. 

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Energy: Light & Shadows

What is light and how do we see?

Forces & Space: Forces & Magnets

What are forces?

How do magnets work?

Materials: Rocks & soil

How are rocks formed?

What are the different types of rocks?

Animals: Movement & Nutrition

What do humans and animals need to survive?

Why is a skeleton important?

Plants: Plant Reproduction

What do plants need to grow?

Why are plants important?

Making Connections

Animals: Digestion & Food

How do digestive systems work?

What are the different functions of teeth?

Energy: Electricity & Circuits

Which components effect electrical circuits?

Living things: Classification & Changing Habitats

Why do animals choose certain habitats?

Materials: States of Matter

What are the different types of particles and how do they change?

Energy: Sound & Vibrations

How are sounds produced? 

Making Connections

Materials: Mixtures & Separation

 How can we separate different mixtures?

Materials: Properties & Changes

 What are the differences between solids, liquids and gases?

Forces & Space: Earth and Space

Are there any other planets like earth?

Living things: Life Cycles & Reproduction

Are all life-cycles the same?

Forces and Space: Imbalanced Forces

Animals: Human Timeline

How do humans develop as they getting older?

Energy: Circuits, Batteries and Switches

How can we alter an electrical circuit by changing components?

Living things: Classifying big and small

How do we classify living things in our environment?

Energy: Light & Reflection

How do we see things and how does the eye work?

Living things: Evolution & Inheritance

How do animals (including humans) evolve?

Animals: Circulation & Exercise

What factors impact our bodily systems?

Making Connections

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