At Cannon Lane we nurture children’s scientific curiosity and inspire them through a rich curriculum which develops their appreciation and passion for the subject. Children improve their scientific skills through challenging and creative lessons which involve working scientifically and understanding their importance in the real world.
Science themed days and educational trips and workshops such as day trips to the Greenwich Observatory and palaeontology workshops at the Natural History Museum to enable children to further enrich their learning and love for science.
In addition, Cannon Lane has proudly achieved the ‘Primary Science Quality Mark’ (PSQM). This is the only national award scheme which develops and celebrates the quality of science teaching and learning and enables schools to work together to share good practice supported by professional development.
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
At Cannon Lane, we aim to ensure that:
Science Curriculum Overview
Does our environment keep changing?
Topic: Changes in our environment
Model making – are all materials the same?
Topic: materials around us
How am I different from when I was born?
Growth (plants and animals)
Let’s talk – are my experiences the same as others?
Topic: Ourselves and Others
How are animals different from plants?
Are houses made of bricks the stronger than house made of wood?
Topic: uses of everyday materials
How does the weather affect us?
Topic: seasonal changes and plants
Do all living things breathe?
Topic: different types of animals and living things
Do all living things have offspring?
Topic: exploring plants and animals
Which is the best place to live on this planet?
Topic: animals: habitats and food chains
Do all plants have flowers?
Topic: plants (seeds, bulbs and mature plants)
What materials do I need to build a ship and why?
Topic: comparing everyday materials and how they may change
Are all metals magnetic?
Topic: properties of magnets
How living things move…
Topic: nutrition, skeletons and muscles
Why does my shadow get bigger and smaller during the day?
Topic: light and how shadows are made
What is the difference between metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks?
Topic: investigating rocks
How do plants make their own food?
Topic: function and requirements of flowering plants
Why are animals carnivorous, herbivorous or omnivorous?
Topic: teeth and the digestive system
Can a Polar Bear survive in the Sahara Desert?
Topic: how our environment affects living things and their habitats
How does the water cycle support our eco-system?
Topic: states of matter and the water cycle
How are sounds created?
How can I make a light bulb glow?
Topic: electricity (understanding how simple circuits work)
How are architectural buildings made for difference purposes?
Topic: properties and changes of materials
Does the Solar System keep changing?
Topic: Earth and space
What is the difference between gravity, friction, air and water resistance?
How and why do we change as we become older?
Topic: animals and humans (growing up and getting old)
Topic: life cycles and reproduction for plants, animals and humans
How does a security alarm system work?
Topic: electricity (understanding how complex circuits work)
Can we manipulate the size of shadows for purpose?
Topic: how we see things and how light travels
What is palaeontology?
Topic: evolution and inheritance
Can I understand how a classification key works?
Topic: all living things, including micro organisms
How does oxygen play an essential part towards keeping healthy?
keeping healthy: the human heart and the circulatory system