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Herbert Strutt Primary School

We Care, Challenge, Achieve and Open Minds


INTENT: It is our intent that all children will learn to think as a scientist

Science will be taught in separate year groups, so that specific knowledge, vocabulary and skills can be acquired by the children.

How we will teach children to be scientists

Science topics:  science curriculum map for each year group

Science skills progression: how science skills are developed and threaded across school

Each link below, when active, will list: the 'sticky facts' we want the children to remember; the key concepts that will be covered; and the outcome at the end of the topic.

Year 1: Every day materials; animals including humans; seasonal changes; plants

Year 2: Uses of everyday materials; living things and their habitats; animals including humans; plants

Year 3: Rocks; light; plants; animals including humans; forces and magnets

Year 4: States of matter; electricity; living things and habitats; animals and including humans; sound

Year 5: Forces; properties and changes to materials; living things and habitats; animals including humans; Earth and space

Year 6: Light; electricity; living things and habitat; animals including humans; evolution and inheritance