Science 2013 summer curriculum


Year 1

Key Concepts

Life Processes, Humans and other Animals,

 Variation and Classification

Characteristics of living things; senses; parts of the body; healthy living

  • Know the difference between things that are living and things that have never been alive
  • Know that animals, including humans, move, feed, grow, use their senses and reproduce
  • Recognise and compare the main external parts of the bodies of humans and other animals
  • Know that humans and other animals need food, water and exercise to stay alive and healthy
  • Understand the role of drugs as medicines
  • Know how to treat animals with care and sensitivity
  • Know that humans and other animals can produce offspring and that these offspring can grow into adults
  • Know that senses enable humans and other animals to be aware of the world around them
  • Recognise similarities and differences between themselves and others, and to treat others with sensitivity
  • Group living things according to observable similarities and differences

NC Sc2 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 2g, 4a, 4b                                                                                                                                              

 Key Skills

Sc1 Suggest what might happen and test ideas

 Sc2 Make observations using appropriate senses

 Sc3Collect evidence to try to answer a question

 Sc4Explore using senses and communicate findings in simple ways

 Sc5 Make simple comparisons and groupings


Year 2

Key Concepts

Plants and Growth

Green Plants; Living Things in their Environment

  • Recognise that plants need light and water to grow
  • Recognise and name, leaf, stem, flower and root of flowering plants
  • Understand that seeds grow into flowering plants
  • Find out about different kinds of plants and animals in the environment
  • Identify similarities and differences between local environments and ways in which these affect plants and animals found there
  • Care for the environment

NC Sc2 3a,b,c 5a,b,c

Key Skills

 Sc6 With help, suggest some ideas and questions

Sc7 Think about how to collect evidence

Sc8 Suggest what might happen

Sc9 Make observations and comparisons using simple equipment, following simple instructions

Sc10Use first-hand experience and, with help, simple information sources to answer questions

Sc11 Think about and discuss whether comparisons and tests are fair or unfair

Sc12 Record findings in simple ways including tables, graphs etc.

Sc13 Say whether what happened was what was expected and draw simple conclusions

Living things

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Contact the School

Longton Primary School

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Main Contact: Linda Masterson

Tel: 01772 612 495

SEN Contact: Sue Hothersall

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