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The world of Science is a magical one for children.

In following the National Curriculum, we provide a broad based experience of Science and, in particular, encouraging enquiring minds. Emphasis is placed on scientific investigation with hands on activities to consolidate knowledge and develop understanding of the world around them, to enable every child to experience success in this area of the curriculum.



Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 1

Everyday Materials
Identify different materials and naming them
Finding them in our environment and labelling

Seasonal changes
Recording daily weather patterns and discuss monthly changes
Compare our weather to weather in other parts of the UK

Animals including Humans
Labelling body parts of humans
Describing the similarities of humans
Knowing they have 5 senses
Knowing the human lifecycle and changes
Knowing that animals grow bigger as they mature

Seasonal Changes
Record the weather in our school surroundings
Know the seasons and patterns
Discuss the difference between the seasons so far

Identifying features of a plant/not a plant
Investigating how seeds germinate
Investigate what plants need to grow
How plants change over time

Seasonal Changes
Look at weather on the BBC website
Bring in weather reports from home
Make predictions about the weather
Discuss seasonal differences

Year 2

Describing physical properties
Sorting, grouping according to properties
Knowing how to change and use materials in different situations
Scientific vocabulary

Animals including humans - lifecycles

Describe basic needs of plants and animals and their lifecycles
Sorting according to features
Knowing how they are alive

Health – how we grow and be healthy humans have offspring that grow into adults basic needs of humans importance of exercise, types of food and hygiene medicines

Prevent- responsibility for keeping self healthy

Living things in their habitats
Identifying different habitats in the local area
Identifying common plants and animals
Knowing different plants and animals live in different places
Recording the relationship between humans, plants and animals in a simple food chain
Changing the environment can affect the plants and animals living there

Prevent- Respect for living things and their environment

Year 3

Material Properties
Rocks and properties

Forces & Magnets

Light & Astronomy
Shadows & Sun movement


Animals (including humans)

Year 4

States of Matter
Changes of state & water cycle

All Living Things

Skeletal/Muscular System & Digestive System

Electricity & Sound

Year 5

Earth & Space
Recognise that the Earth, Sun and Moon are spherical and describe how shadows change as the sun appears to move across the sky.

Explain that unsupported objects fall towards Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth & the falling object.

Properties of Everyday Materials & Reversible Change
Compare & group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties (hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity & response to magnets). Know that some materials dissolve in liquid to form a solution.

All Living Things - Plants
Name the parts of a flower & explain how pollen and seeds are dispersed.

Life Cycles
Differences between mammals, insects, amphibians and birds Life cycle of an animal and humans – process of reproduction.

Year 6

All Living Things
How living things are classified (micro-organisms, plants and animals)
Give reasons for classification

It appears to travel in straight lines. We see things as light from them reflects into our eyes.
Why do shadows cast the same shape as the object?

The brightness of a bulb is effected by voltage or number of cells
Compare and give reasons for components function in a circuit
Use electrical symbols

Evolution And Inheritance
Recognise things have changed over time
Living things produce offspring similar but not identical to their parents
How are things adapted to their environments

Prevent- Justice (Everyone has the right)

Animals including Humans
Identify and name main parts of circulatory system
Recognise impact of diet, drugs, exercise and life on the body
Describe how food and nutrients are transported through the body