Science is led by Muslimah and Meredith

Science is taught across the school by our class teachers. In KS1 and KS2, we sequence the science learning in different ways so that it fits into the overall learning. For example, sometimes, it may be appropriate to break some National Curriculum topics into smaller sub-topics taught at different times in the year, whilst at other times it may make sense to sequence and block topics within a term around other learning. Our sequencing provides opportunities for pupils to access prior learned knowledge.

We aim to ensure our curriculum develops both the knowledge of science as well as the practices so our children learn how to work like scientists.  As we have developed our curriculum, we have worked hard to ensure that our children learn about scientific facts as well the skills. Our lessons are as practical as can be and children have many opportunities to work scientifically and revise these practices.  

We also feel that it is important that children are given opportunities to make links and immerse into topics fully. Where there are connections between topics or subjects, these are further opportunities for children to access their previously learned knowledge and deepen their understanding. We encourage our children to learn science in the different ways that real scientists engage in their work; through reading, writing, talking and investigating science.

What will our scientists to be able to do when they leave us?
By the end of their time Ben Jonson Primary School our Year 6 scientists will have built up both the knowledge and skills to enable them to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring around them, predict how things will behave and analyse causes. They will be able to articulate scientific concepts clearly using scientific language. Our scientists will have banked a range of learning experiences that will have developed their excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena and the world around them. Their curiosity will ensure they continue to ask their own questions and they will have the relevant skills needed to investigate further. Our scientists will understand that scientific understanding changes and develops over time and will always continue to do so. This full and rounded understanding of the world will impact their lives, influencing the choices that they make so that through their actions they are able to make the world a better place.

Science - Termly Overviews

Autumn Term   Spring Term  Summer Term
Y1 Animals Unit Y1 Materials Unit Y1 Plants Unit
Y2 Materials Unit Y2 Living Things Unit

Y2 Animals Including Humans Unit

Y2 Plants Unit

Y3 Forces & Magnets Unit

Y3 Rocks Unit

Y3 Animals Including Humans Unit

Y3 Light Unit

Y3 Plants

Y4 Electricity

Y4 Sound Unit

Y4 Animals Including Humans

Y4 Living things and their habitats

Y4 States of Matter

Y5 Living things & their habitats

Y5 Space

Y5 Properties & Changes of Materials


Y5 Animals Including Humans

Y5 Forces

Y6 Animals Including Humans

Y6 Electricity

Y6 Evolution and Inheritance

Y6 Light

Y6 Living things & their habitats


Science Progression Map