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Science Curriculum Map

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

1

Who Do We Think We Are?

Take One Year

Let’s Go On An Adventure

Mother Nature

Lets Go To The Zoo

Everybody's Building

Animals

Basic parts of the human body

Senses

Louis Braille

Seasons

Changes across four seasons, weather, day length

 

Plants

Names of plants / trees, structure of flowering plants

Animals

Names, herbivore / carnivore / omnivore Endagered animals

Everyday materials

Objects and materials they are made from. Wood, plastic, glass, metal, rock, water

2

Huff and Puff

Dolphins, Dinosaurs, and Dragons

Heating Up and Cooling Down!

Elegant Elizabethans

Into the Forest

Move It

Everyday materials

Uses of materials. Wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper, cardboard

Living things and habitats

Living / dead / never alive.Plants / animals in different habitats.Food chains.Dinosaurs and dragons.

Animals

Vertebrates and invertebratesOffspring, basic needs of animals, exercise, diet, hygiene 

 

Plants

Seed / bulb growth, water, light, warmth for growth

Everyday materials

Changing shapes - bend / squash / twist / stretchPaper plane investigation

3

Going Underground

Opposites Attract

Indus Investigators

South of the Border

Rocks

Types of rocks, fossil formation, soilsMary Anning

 

Forces and magnets

Moving on different surfaces - frictionMagnets attract / repel, polesGroup materials

Light

ReflectionsShadowsProtecting eyes

Plants

Parts of flowering plantsPlant growth requirements - water, transport, flowering plants life cycle

Animals

NutritionSkeletons and muscles

4

It’s All Greek To Me

Light it Up!

Habitats

Water All Around Us

What Did The Romans Do?

Speak Up!

Greek philosophers

Socrates and Plato - Philosophy4Children

Electricity

Common appliances, circuit - bulb / buzzer / switchConductors / isolators

Living things and habitats

Grouping living things, keys, environmental changes, food chains

States of Matter

Solids / liquids / gasesHeat / coolWater cycle

 

 

5

Kings and Kells

Changes

Out of this World

Keep Calm and Carry On

Crash, Bang, Wallop!

The Beautiful East

Living things and habitats

Mammal, amphibian, insect, bird life cycles, reproduction (Plant / Animal - excl. human)

Properties and changes of materials

Grouping, dissolving, separation, reversible / irreversible changesUses of everyday materials

Earth and space

Movement of earth, moon and planets. Night and day.

 

Forces

Gravity, air resistance, water resistance, friction, levers, pulleys, gears

Animals

Changes as humans develop

6

Viking Invasion

And There Was Light!

Let's Go Round Again

Bright Sparks

Let Me Entertain You

Fur, Feathers, and Fins

Living things and habitats

Classification including microorganisms

Light

Travels in lines, link to eye, shadows

Animals

Circulatory system, diet, exercise, drugs, lifestyle, nutrients + water transport in plants and animals

Electricity

Brightness of lamp / loudness of buzzer link to voltage, symbols in circuit diagrams

 

Evolution and inheritance

Changes over time, offspring differences to parents, adaptation