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Working Scientifically


'Working Scientifically' skills underpin all areas of the Science curriculum. These are skills that are transferrable between different topics and are built on every year to help us to become accomplished scientists.


In Year 5, the 'Working Scientifically' objectives are:


  • I can plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
  • I can take measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate.
  • I can record data and results of increasing complexity, using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
  • I can use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.
  • I can talk about and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of how reliable the information is.
  • I can identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.