Key stage 2 (KS2) courses

Scientific enquiry - Environmental investigation (KS2)

This course has been developed specifically with Attainment Target 1 and Qualification and Curriculum Authority (QCA) units 5/6H in mind. We take the pupils through a Scientific enquiry.

Possible lines of enquiry

  • Ponds
  • number of different animals in the pond - top, middle and bottom
  • light area compared with shaded
  • shallow area compared with deep
  • comparison of animal variety in two different ponds
  • Plants
  • does the variety of plants change in the light compared with shade 
  • does the height of the plants change in light
  • does the height of plants change in trampled and untrampled areas
  • do the length and width of leaves vary at different parts of the plant
  • Minibeasts
  • do insects prefer tops or bottoms of leaves
  • Photography without Cameras - see separate course description
  • Photography without cameras - see separate course description  
  • There are many more ideas and possibilities that could be studied so do please discuss with us first and we can design a suitable course.

    National Curriculum links

    Science: Attainment Target (AT) 1
    Discuss and plan the enquiry - physically experience and see the
    environment and encourage questioning AT 1a, b, 2a, b, c, d

    Collect evidence with appropriate data records - data logging
    equipment where relevant AT 1, 2e, f, g, h

    Analyse data using IT where appropriate
    Bar charts, line graphs AT 1, 2h

    Draw conclusions discussing limitations AT 1, 2i, j, k, l, m


    Qualification and Curriculum Authority (QCA) relevance:
    Science units: 5/6H
    IT unit 5F         


    Sorry, this is not available as a half day option.