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Holmer C of E Academy

Holmer C of E Academy

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Intent: Science – Physics  


The curriculum is designed with our pupils and the Holmer community in mind. It enables children to access and enhance their understanding of their home, their city and the wider community, developing their cultural capital and giving them opportunities and choices about their future and their impact as they progress through their school career and beyond. This will help them become successful members of modern British society, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities.

Curriculum statements 
EYFS: “They make observations of animals and explain why some things occur.”
KS1: “To identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited.”
KS2: “To identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution. ”


What will be made, produced, performed, or published?
Children will produce a piece of work, demonstrating their knowledge and understanding. They will participate in a sequence of lessons with a scientific focus, producing a range of evidence including written work.

What knowledge will the children have embedded?
Children will be able to recall specific scientific facts about materials and their properties, at a level appropriate to age.
They will demonstrate an understanding of objects and materials they are made from, including the uses and properties.


What retention may be demonstrated?
Here are some example questions that may be used to assess children’s understanding.

⇒ EYFS: Can you find me something which is made of plastic? Can you sort these objects in different ways?
⇒ KS1: Can you think of a waterproof object? What material is it made from, and why do you think that is?
⇒ KS2: Can you explain the three main states of matter? How do you know what [item]’s matter is?


Cultural Capital 

  • Children will gain an understanding of materials, objects and their properties.    
  • Pupils may demonstrate knowledge of a variety of environments and the physical features surrounding it
  • They will have a knowledge of diverse environments around the world and how materials, matter and objects differ in different environment.


British Values: 

​​​​​​​⇒Rule of law

⇒Individual liberty
⇒Mutual respect
⇒Tolerance of different faiths & beliefs