Croftlands Junior School Ulverston
image The school has developed its own programmes of lessons which refer closely to the National Curriculum for Science and was awarded a Primary Science Quality Mark in 2016.

Throughout Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to think creatively about science and enjoy trying to make sense of phenomena. Children are supported to work together, to share ideas and develop their own ideas about how to tackle their work collaboratively. They are encouraged to ask questions and develop their own lines of enquiry.

The school is building links with local employers, including Siemens, Oxleys and GlaxoSmithKline. Members of staff from these businesses have run workshops both in and out of school. There are also growing links with the Science department at UVHS who, since 2015, have organised a Science Club after school.

Croftlands School

YEAR A - Science Curriculum Topics
AUTUMNLower School Animals, including humans (moving & Growing; Electricity
Upper SchoolForces (levers, pulleys & gears; examine scientists e.g. Galileo & Newton
SPRINGLower School States of Matter (Solids, Liquids & Gases)
Upper SchoolAnimals inlcuding humans, Health & wellbeing (including circulatory system, examin how water and nutrients are transported through the body
SUMMERLower School Sound; Living things and their habitats
Upper SchoolElectricity & series circuits; Evolution & Inheritance (interdependence & adaptation including genetice characteristics and the theories of Charles Darwin; Light - How we see things

YEAR B - Science Curriculum Topics
AUTUMNLower SchoolTeeth and Healthy Eating including animals and our digestive system; Rocks and Soils including fossils
Upper SchoolEarth and Space including Scientists e.g. Galileo, Copernicus
SPRINGLower School States of Matter – properties of materials; Forces and magnets
Upper SchoolProperties and Change of Materials – reversible, irreversible changes; Properties and change of materials; Dissolving & other changes; Murder investigation
SUMMERLower School Helping plants grow well; Light and shadows
Upper SchoolLiving things and their habitats – life cycles & reproduction