Science Topic Overview - Whole School

Reception

Autumn Term

  • Exploring visual similarities and differences, e.g. hand size. hair colour.

Spring Term

  • Exploring light and dark and understanding darkness is the absence of light.

Summer Term

  • Exploring changes of substance-making ice-cream, smoothies, lollies (freezing & melting).

Year 1

Science Topics Include:

  • Everyday Materials

  • Humans

  • Seasonal Change

  • Plants

  • Animals

Year 2

Science Topics Include:

  • Humans

  • Living Things and Their Habitats

  • Uses of Everyday Materials

  • Plants

  • Animals

Year 3

Science Topics Include:

  • Animals, including Humans

  • Forces and Magnets

  • Rocks and Soils (See Geography unit Rocks, Relics and Rumbles)

  • Plants

  • Light

Year 4

Science Topics Include:

  • Animals, including Humans

  • Sound

  • States of Matter

  • Living Things and Their Habitats

  • Electricity

Year 5

Science Topics Include:

  • Forces

  • Earth and Space

  • Animals, Including Humans

  • Living Things and their Habitats (Linked to Geography Unit: Sow, Grow and Farm)

  • Properties and Changes of Materials

Year 6

Science Topics Include:

  • Animals, including Humans

  • Electricity

  • Living Things and their Habitats (Linked to Geography Unit: Frozen Kingdoms)

  • Light

  • Evolution and Inheritance