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Primary Science Demonstrations: Intro - The Experiments

An introduction to a series of excellent primary science demonstrations by Sue Halliday and Lorelly Wilson. From the Catalyst Primary Science series. For mor...

Science Progression

 Science Curriculum Overview (2021-2022)


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Who am I? (SOS Unit 1)

(Animals, including humans)




Marvellous materials

(Everyday materials)


Amazing animals

(Animals, including humans)


Growing plants



Minibeasts and their habitats

(Animals, including humans)


Time given throughout the year to complete Seasonal Changes objectives.

Seasonal changes

To be taught throughout the year (See SOS for guidance)


Year 2

Healthy Me (SOS Unit 1)

(Animals, including humans)



Materials Monster

(SOS Unit 2)

(Use of everyday materials)



Our Local Environment

(SOS Unit 4)

(Living things and their habitats)


Young gardeners

(SOS Unit 5)

(Living things and their habitats, Plants)


Squash, bend, twist and stretch

 (SOS Unit 3)




Little Masterchefs

(SOS Unit 6)

(Science in Action Topic)

Year 3




Rocks, Soils and Fossils



Forces and Magnets

(Forces and magnets)


Food and our bodies

(Animals including humans)



Light and Shadows



How does your garden grow?



Investigate! The Nappy Challenge

(Science in Action Topic)

Year 4




Teeth and Eating

(Animals, including humans)



Power it up!



What’s that sound?



Looking at states

(States of matter)


Living things

(Living things and their habitats)


Investigate! The Big Build

(Science in Action Topic)

Year 5




Let’s get moving








Material world

(Properties and changing materials)





Circle of life

(Living things and their habitats)


Out of this world

(Earth and Space)


Growing up and growing old


(Animals, including humans)


Investigate! Amazing changes


(Science in Action Topic)

Year 6



Healthy Bodies

(Animals, including humans)














Evolution and inheritance

(Evolution and inheritance)


Classifying living things

(Living things and their habitats)


Investigate! The Titanic

(Science in Action Topic)


Science Overview

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