KS2 Science, Maths, Technology

Each Science Scheme of Work is supported by relevant stimulus video and image input together with a corresponding IWB ready supporting Lesson Plan PPT and Student Support Sheets.

Girls in STEM

Inspiring Futures, Raising Aspirations

KS2/P4+ – Science, maths, technology

Developed with the support of the PSHE Association to encourage and nurture career ambitions. It is aimed at pupils aged 10 and builds on evidence suggesting careers expectations and aspirations are set at a very early stage.

Lessons are designed to help address the gender imbalance and the drop-off in interest in STEM subjects and career choice in primary school. Lesson content is aspirational and realistic, helping to raise pupils’ awareness of the wide range of career opportunities available to them, while drawing on real-life examples that reflect a range of skills and abilities.

 

This Scheme of Work supports:

  • PSHE Programme of Study Core Themes, Relationships, Living in the Wider World, Health and Wellbeing
  • Curriculum for Excellence Health and Wellbeing, Planning for Choices and Changes​ 
     

Supporting PPTs

Bus Activity Worksheet

Keep moving

KS2/P4+ – Science, technology

This worksheet is full of mini activities for students to complete while they learn about how hybrid technology is benefiting people and the environment. There’s even the chance to put together a hybrid bus of your own!

Introduce this activity by watching this video on how hybrid bus technology is used everyday!

MRI Experience Lesson Plan

More than skin-deep

KS2/P4+ – Science, technology. Help your pupils to develop their understanding of the purpose of medical imaging and MRI imaging in particular and help them to understand how science and technology is used every day to improve people’s lives.  

This lesson plan encourages pupils to learn more about what MRI imaging is, what it does, why it is useful and what it’s like to have a scan. It provides ideas for using the MRI Scan Experience app and supports teachers in using both the app and other Siemens Education resources to produce an engaging and effective lesson. The MRI Scan Experience (Siemens Healthineers) app is available on iTunes (iPad only) and Google Play.

Topics include:

  • Human body
  • Identify how to keep healthy and how our bodies might become damaged

The app also supports the PSHE Programme of study intended to understand, recognise, predict and assess risk by recognising risks in different situations and decide how to manage them responsibly.   

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Clean Silent Trains

Electrifying

KS2/P4+ – Science, maths, design and technology

This topic uses the context of rail travel to provide a range of learning activities, beginning with an historical setting where pupils are asked to imagine what different types of travel were like before looking at uses of electric motors.

Finally pupils are provided with the challenge of running a good rail service using mathematical understanding and logical thinking to develop and evaluate solutions.

Pupils should describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

Topics include:

  • Electricity, energy and forces
  • Identify common appliances that run on electricity  

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The Human Body

Insides out

KS2/P4+ – Science. A series of activities to enable pupils to understand parts of the body and what they do.

Part 1 explores how the skeleton and muscles do various things.
Part 2 explores digestion and how the body gets what it needs from food.
Part 3
explores circulation and how this system works.

 

Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles to support simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system

  • Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
  • Identify and name main parts of the human circulatory system; describe functions of the heart, blood vessels

Topics include:

Humans and animals  •  Digestion & circulation  •  Skeletal system  •  Health

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All sections of this lesson are supported by the interactive learning tool:

Inside the Human Body

Let there be Light

Energy works

KS2/P4+ – Science, technology and geography. Lessons explore how electricity was first generated in a way that could do useful work.

Pupils will have opportunities to apply their understanding of circuits and consider how technological changes impact on people. They will also describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use.

  • Associate the brightness of a lamp or volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells in the circuit.
  • Compare and explain variations in how components function, including brightness and on/off position of switches.
  • Use recognised symbols to represent a simple circuit in a diagram.
  • Economic activity including trade links; the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

Topics include:

Energy & electricity  •  Circuits  •  Forces  • 
Human geography & settlement and land use   

 

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Words along wires

Talk to me

KS2/P4+ – Science, design and technology

Lessons use the context of long distance communications to get pupils thinking about how scientific ideas are used to develop solutions to challenges and how technology is about comparing and evaluating different solutions.

Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including economic activity including trade links.

Compare and explain variations in how components function, including the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.

Use recognised symbols to represent a simple circuit in a diagram.

 

Topics include:

Circuits  •  Electricity and energy  

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