Aims of the new curriculum for Science

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

How can you support your child?

The best way to to explore scientific concepts is through completing everyday tasks, such as cooking, gardening and using electrical appliances. Ask your child to explain their understanding of what might be happening and explore together.

There are several websites that can support your child’s scientific learning, here are some suggestions.

BBC Bite Size         Weebly         Science for Kids

 Science Programme of Study: Key Stages 1 and 2

Autumn Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6
1st half Animals, including humans
Seasonal changes
Uses of everyday materials Forces and Magnets State of matter Forces Animals, including humans
2nd half Seasonal changes Uses of everyday materials Rocks Electricity Properties and changes of materials Living things and their habitats
Spring
1st half Everyday Materials
Seasonal changes
Plants Animals, including humans Living things and their habitats Living things and their habitats Evolution and inheritance
2nd half Animals, including humans
Seasonal changes
Living things and their habitats Animals, including humans Sound Animals, including humans Evolution and inheritance
Summer
1st half Plants
Seasonal changes
Animals, including humans Plants Living things and their habitats Earth and Space Electricity
2nd half Plants
Seasonal changes
Animals, including humans Light Animals, including humans Earth and Space Light

Click here for Science Progression across Key Stage 1 and 2