KS2 Science

Curriculum Overview

Year 5

Term 1

Our World

ANIMALS INCLUDING HUMANS

  • describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans.
  • identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.
  • construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

Term 2

Magic

CHANGING STATE

  • compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
  • identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature

Term 3

Space

EARTH AND SPACE

  • use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.
  • describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
  • describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system

Term 4

Vikings
FORCES – AIR RESISTANCE

  • explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  • identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces

Term 5

Heroes
ELECTRICITY

  • identify common appliances that run on electricity
  • construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
  • identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery

Term 6

Best of British
LIFE CYCLES – HABITATS

  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

Year 6

Term 1

Our World

ANIMALS INCLUDING HUMANS

  • describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans.
  • identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.
  • construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

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Magic

CHANGING STATE

  • compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
  • identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature

Term 3

Space

EARTH AND SPACE

  • use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.
  • describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
  • describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system

Term 4

Vikings
FORCES – AIR RESISTANCE

  • explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  • identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces

Term 5

Heroes
ELECTRICITY

  • identify common appliances that run on electricity
  • construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
  • identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery

Term 6

Best of British
LIFE CYCLES – HABITATS

  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

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