All the teaching staff at Meon Infant School are working with Meon Junior and Moorings Way Infant School colleagues to identify how our curriculum will meet the needs of our children across the three schools.
We believe it is important to plan the learning journey of the children from Year R to Year 6. As an Infant school our education helps teach students the skills and knowledge they will need to continue to develop at our Junior school. This is vitally important. As three schools, we have worked together to produce a joint intention of what we want the children to learn.
The national curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:
At Meon Infant School, we strive to give our children practical, investigative opportunities which encourage children to become independent learners with enquiring minds.
During Year 1 and 2, children at Meon Infants will be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through:
During Year 1, children will learn about Plants, Animals (including Humans), Uses of Everyday Materials and Seasonal Changes.
These areas of Science will be taught through our topics and will involve investigations such as choosing the best material for making a model of a castle’ Alongside our topics, we are always focusing on ‘Working Scientifically’ – whereby children are using their investigative skills to question, test, observe and explain.
During Year 2, children will revisit scientific topics involving Plants, Animals (including Humans) and Uses of Everyday Materials. They will also be investigating Living Things and their Habitats using the school’s environmental garden and visiting local parks.
These areas of Science will be revisited through our creative topics and will involve the children investigating in a variety of ways and ensuring a deeper understanding of previously learnt ideas and concepts. Alongside these revisited topics, Year 2 will continue to focus on ‘Working Scientifically’ so that the children leave us able to predict, question, investigate, observe and explain their results.