Southfield Junior School


Science in School

Key Science vocabulary.

Asking questions is an important part of science lessons. There are questions, good questions and great questions to ask in science. Which can you use?

Great Science Questions   
Great questions to use in science lessons


Each year group has key vocabulary that is needed for each unit of science. Here are some examples of how vocabulary is added to the working wall as the children are introduced to scientific words and phrases as they progress through their science lessons each term.   

Y3&4 Vocab


Y5 Materials Vocab


Y6 Classification Vocab



Year 3 & 4
Sound vocabulary
Year 5
Materials vocabulary
Year 6
Classification vocabulary

Samples of science work at Southfield

Our children are keen scientists and with our hands on curriculum they love investigating new and exciting science units.  They are also able to use scientific vocabulary to record their results and findings, to demonstrate their knowledge of scientific concepts.

Year 3 & 4

Y3&4 Sound walk


Year 3 and 4 have been learning about sound, how it is produced and how it travels.


They have been out on a 'Sound walk' at Southfield and worked as a team to record what they heard in different places around school.

Year 5

Materials data


Year 5 have been learning about different materials and their properties. 


They have designed a test to find the strongest material in a scratch test and recorded their results.


Year 6 

Y6 Classification


Year 6 are learning about classification keys, how to use them and how to design their own for big cats!


Remember the answer to a question can only be Yes or No.