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Chyngton Primary School

Science

Our Science Progression Map

Strand

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

Term 1

Animals including humans:

How do I sense?

Autumnwatch:

Weather focus

 

Everyday materials:

Why do we choose different materials for different uses?

Forces:

What are forces?

 

Animals including humans:

What do our bodies do with the food we eat?

 

Forces:

How can we increase the impact of a force?

 

Light:

How do we use light to see?

 

 

 

Plants:

What do plants need to begin their lives successfully?

 

 

Forces:

What can magnets do?

 

Forces:

How can we change the speed of an object?

 

Term 2

Plants:

What is a plant?

Autumnwatch:

plant/human focus

 

Living things and their habitats:

How do living organisms within an environment affect each other?

 

Living things and their habitats:

How unique are living organisms?

 

Light:

How is light important?

 

Term 3

Animals including humans:

What is an animal?

Winterwatch:

Animal/day length/weather focus

 

Animals including humans:

What is a life cycle?

 

Light:

What are shadows?

 

Electricity:

How does electricity work?

 

 

Earth and space:

What is moving in the solar system?

 

Evolution and inheritance:

How are living organisms adapted to their environments?

 

Animals including humans:

How do animals’ bodies move and protect themselves?

Term 4

Animals including humans:

What do animals eat?

Springwatch:

Plant/weather/animal focus

Animals including humans/living things and their habitats:

What do animals need to survive?

 

Changing materials:

Are all materials affected by temperature?

 

Animals including humans:

How do our choices impact our bodies?

Animals including humans:

What are the nutrients we eat used for?

Changing materials:

Which changes to materials are not reversible?

 

Term 5

Everyday materials:

What are materials?

Springwatch:

Plant/weather/animal focus

Living things and their habitats:

Is there such thing as a perfect habitat?

 

Rocks and soils:

What are rocks and soils?

 

Sound:

What is sound?

 

Electricity:

How can we manipulate the effects of electricity?

 

Term 6

Working scientifically:

How can we answer different questions?

Summerwatch:

Summarising/data

Working scientifically:

We are zoo designers

Plants:

How do the different parts of plants help them to survive and reproduce?

Living things and their habitats:

How do life cycles differ?

 

Working scientifically:

How do scientists work? Transition unit.