Primary Science (Ages 7 to 11)
Every child is a unique individual and for that reason the tutoring that we offer is bespoke in nature. Lessons are tailored to the needs of your child and, as such, the information below is intended as a guide only.
For 7 – 11 year olds, learning in Science is organised into three broad categories:
- Life and living things
- Materials and their processes
- Physical processes
7 to 9 year olds
Your child will be encouraged to ask questions about scientific concepts. They will be able to carry out experiments (that is the fun part!) to find out the answers. This enables your child to learn what a fait test is; take measurements from a range of equipment; collect and record data and report their findings orally or in writing.
9 to 11 year olds
At this age, your child can continue to practice the science skills outlined above, but now with a little more depth of accuracy. Having the opportunity to continue to carry out experiments will give your child the opportunity to:
- Understand what variables are and how to control them
- Take measurements using a variety of equipment
- Understand the importance of repeated measures to ensure accuracy
- Gather and record data using labels, classification tables, scatter graphs, bar graphs and line graphs
- Use test results to make further predictions
- To set up further comparative and fair tests
- Make conclusions on the test carried out, orally or in writing
If your son or daughter is in Year 6 at school, our tutors can help them to prepare for their end of Key Stage 2 SAT’s tests in English.
*Covid-19 update on SATs*
The DfE’s intention is for all Primary end of key stage assessments, including KS1/KS2 SATs, to continue as normal during the 2020/2021 academic year.