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Teaching Sequence

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

   

 

Scientific Enquiry

Scientific Enquiry

Scientific Enquiry

Scientific Enquiry

Scientific Enquiry

Scientific Enquiry

   

Rec

Seasons and weather

Ourselves

Materials

Plants

Animals

 

 

   

Year 1

Weather (nature journals)

Observe weather and changes across seasons

Materials

Name, describe, sort everyday materials

Animals incl. humans (other animals)

Name common animals; carnivores, herbivores, omnivores

Plants

Name basic parts – identify common plants

   

Animals incl. humans

Human senses

   

Year 2

Plants

Seed/bulbs grow into plants

What plants need

Animals incl humans (health)

Animals have offspring, food.

Living things and their habitats

Living and dead

Describing habitats,

Food chains

Plants

Seed/bulbs grow into plants

What plants need

Animals incl. humans

Animals have offspring, basic needs for survival, food / hygiene and exercise

Materials

Uses of materials

Changing shape of materials

   

Year 3

Animals incl humans:

Skeletons and movement

Animals incl. humans (Health)

Need the right amount of nutrition

Materials – Rocks

Group different rocks

Fossil formation

Forces

Comparing surfaces

Magnets

Light and Astronomy

Need light to see

How are shadows formed

Plants

Function – how water transported

Life cycle of plants

   

Year 4

Electricity

Simple circuits

Switches, conductors, insulators

Animals incl humans (Teeth)

Basic functions of digestive systems, teeth, food chains

Sound

How pitch is made / travels. Pitch and volume.

Living things and their habitats

Grouping living things, classification keys, changes in environment.

States of matter

Solids, liquids gases. Changing state. Evaporation/ condensation.

 

Year 5

Irreversible changes

Dissolving / separating. Producing new materials.

Famous Scientists

Researching secondary sources.

Light and astronomy

Movement earth, planets and moon. Day and night.

Forces

Gravity, air/water resistance, friction. Levers/ pulleys gears.

Environment (Life cycles)

Life cycles, reproduction.

Animals incl. humans (life cycles)

Human changes with age

 

Year 6

Evolution and Inheritance Fossils, offspring differs to parents, adaptations.

Classification

Classifications.

Light

Travels in straight lines, allows us to see, shadow formation.

Animals incl. humans (health)

Circulatory system, effect of drugs/ exercise/ lifestyle.

Electricity

Brightness of bulbs/volume of buzzers. Symbols of diagrams.

 
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