Science

Monmouth School Boys' Prep scienceAt Monmouth School Boys’ Prep we firmly believe that KS2 is where the crucial foundations to a lifetime’s understanding of science are laid and where the underpinnings of a lifetime of science education really begin. Therefore, Science is taught through enquiry, experiment and attempting to be as ‘hands on’ as possible in order to try to facilitate a deeper understanding of the topic in hand.

This Year will see the launch of the first Monmouth School Boys’ Prep Science Fair where Prep IV boys will be developing their own science project and presenting their results in a competition at the Blake Theatre in April.

Science Curriculum Overview

  Prep I Prep II Prep III Prep IV
Michaelmas

(Biology)

Plants

Animals

 

Habitats

Digestion

 

 

Life Cycles

Human Growth

 

Classification

Heart, Lungs & Circulation

Lent

(Physics)

Forces & Magnets

Light

Sound

Electricity

 

Earth & space

Forces

 

Light

Evolution & Inheritance

 

Summer

(Chemistry)

Rocks  

States of matter

 

 

Properties & Changes of materials

 

Electrical Circuits
Technology

In technology the boys learn how science may be applied in the machines and devices which surround us in our everyday lives. To this end they carry out projects where they go through the whole design process.

Technology Curriculum Overview

Michaelmas  

The Design Process

 

Gears

Clock Project – Design Phase

Airboat Project – Design Phase

 

Lent  

Bridge Project

 

 

Clock Project – Building Phase

 

Airboat Project – Building Phase

 

Summer  

Wheels & Rollers Project

 

 

Buggy Project

Rocket Challenge

 

 

Airboat Project – Testing & Evaluation Phase

Electronics Project