2017-18

Select the appropriate year below

Year 1

Autumn Term

Houses and homes – Materials

Identify properties of materials

Focus on building materials

Test for water proof properties

Test surfaces: scratch test on wood, tile, lino

Three little pigs’ house investigation

Making materials stronger

Joining materials

The seasons:

Summer to Autumn

Spring Term

The Rainforest

Animal identification and plants

Trip to Living Rainforest

Habitat and micro habitats (orchids) related to rainforest.

Animal adaptations.

Lifecycles – frog (tree frog)

Simple food chains related to rain forest.

 

Plants

Structure of, growth of seeds and bulbs

Water, light and suitable temperature investigations.

 

The seasons

Winter and Spring observations – nature table

Summer Term

Water, water everywhere!

Water investigations

Collect rainfall

Canals and locks

Pushing up force of water

Water and balloon investigation

Moving through water – boats

Salty water

Living things and their habitats

Living, dead and never lived

simple food chains (link to seaside/ponds- Ufton)

walking on water – water boatman.

The seasons

Spring into Summer observations – change of day length

Year 2

Autumn Term

Houses and homes – Materials

Identify properties of materials

Focus on building materials

Test for water proof properties

Test surfaces: scratch test on wood, tile, lino

Three little pigs’ house investigation

Making materials stronger

Joining materials

The seasons:

Summer to Autumn

Spring Term

The Rainforest

Animal identification and plants

Trip to Living Rainforest

Habitat and micro habitats (orchids) related to rainforest.

Animal adaptations.

Lifecycles – frog (tree frog)

Simple food chains related to rain forest.

Plants

Structure of, growth of seeds and bulbs

Water, light and suitable temperature investigations.

The seasons

Winter and Spring observations – nature table

Summer Term

Water, water everywhere!

Water investigations

Collect rainfall

Canals and locks

Pushing up force of water

Water and balloon investigation

Moving through water – boats

Salty water

 

Living things and their habitats

Living, dead and never lived

simple food chains (link to seaside/ponds- Ufton)

walking on water – water boatman.

The seasons

Spring into Summer observations – change of day length

Year 3

Autumn Term

Muscles, The Skeleton

  • Looking at different skeletons
  • Labeling a human skeleton
  • Muscles and movement

Electricity

  • Making Circuits that work
  • Conducting electricity
  • Conductors & insulators
  • Switches
  • Exploring Circuits

Spring Term

Sound

  • How sounds are made
  • The ear
  • Pitch
  • Volume & vibrations
  • Sound & distance

Rocks, Fossils and Soil

Summer Term

States of matter

  • Solids, liquids & gases
  • Heating & cooling
  • Evaporation & condensation
  • The Water Cycle

Classification and Food Chains

  • Using keys
  • Grouping living things
  • Producers, predators & prey

Year 4

Autumn Term

Muscles, The Skeleton

  • Looking at different skeletons
  • Labeling a human skeleton
  • Muscles and movement

Electricity

  • Making Circuits that work
  • Conducting electricity
  • Conductors & insulators
  • Switches
  • Exploring Circuits

Spring Term

Sound

  • How sounds are made
  • The ear
  • Pitch
  • Volume & vibrations
  • Sound & distance

Rocks, Fossils and Soil

Summer Term

States of matter

  • Solids, liquids & gases
  • Heating & cooling
  • Evaporation & condensation
  • The Water Cycle

Classification and Food Chains

  • Using keys
  • Grouping living things
  • Producers, predators & prey

Year 5

Autumn Term

Earth, Sun & Moon

  • Flat or spherical?
  • Size & distance
  • The changing position of the Sun
  • The movement of the Earth
  • The Sun at different times of the year
  • The Earth’s orbit
  • The Moon’s orbit

Spring Term

Changing States

  • Water & other liquid evaporation
  • Planning an investigation on evaporation
  • Drying & evaporation
  • Condensation
  • Boiling & melting
  • Reversible changes of state
  • The water cycle

 

More about dissolving

  • Making water clear / pure
  • Testing dissolving solids
  • Using graphs
  • Investigating sweeteners

Summer Term

Evolution and Inheritance

  • Fossils as evidence
  • Variation
  • Adaptation
  • Adaptation leading to Evolution

Year 6

Autumn Term

Earth, Sun & Moon

  • Flat or spherical?
  • Size & distance
  • The changing position of the Sun
  • The movement of the Earth
  • The Sun at different times of the year
  • The Earth’s orbit
  • The Moon’s orbit

Spring Term

Changing States

  • Water & other liquid evaporation
  • Planning an investigation on evaporation
  • Drying & evaporation
  • Condensation
  • Boiling & melting
  • Reversible changes of state
  • The water cycle

 

More about dissolving

  • Making water clear / pure
  • Testing dissolving solids
  • Using graphs
  • Investigating sweeteners

Summer Term

Evolution and Inheritance

  • Fossils as evidence
  • Variation
  • Adaptation
  • Adaptation leading to Evolution