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 progressive 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. 

Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

Light

What is light and how do we see?

Rocks

How are rocks formed?

What are the different types of rocks?

Forces and Magnets

What are forces?

How do magnets work?

Animals, including humans

What do humans and animals need to survive?

Why is a skeleton important?

Plants

What do plants need to grow?

Why are plants important?

Electricity

Which components effect electrical circuits?

Sound

How are sounds produced? 

States of Matter

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

Animals, including humans

How do digestive systems work?

What are the different functions of teeth?

Living things and their habitats

Why do animals choose certian habitats?

Earth and Space

Are there any other planets like earth?

Forces

How do forces affect us in everyday life?

Properties and changes of materials

How can we investigate the properties of materials?

 What are the differences between solids, liquids and gases?

Animals, including humans

How do humans develop as they getting older?

Living things and their habitats

Are all life-cycles the same?

Electricity

How can we alter an electrical circuit by changing components?

Light

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

Living things and their habitats

How do we classify living things in our environment?

Animals, including humans

What factors impact our bodily systems?

Evolution and Inheritance

How do animals (including humans) evolve?