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Westleigh Methodist Primary School

Westleigh Methodist Primary School


Statutory Guidance KS1 and KS2 Science Curriculum


Year 1

  • Plants (naming plants and trees, name basic parts of a plant)
  • Animals, including humans (identify and name common animals including fish, comparing animals, naming parts of the human body)
  • Everyday materials
  • Seasonal changes

Year 2

  • Living things and their habitats (comparing animate and inanimate objects, basic needs of animals and their habitats)
  • Plants (seeds and bulbs, requirements for plant growth)
  • Animals, including humans (human life cycle, basic needs of humans, exercise and health)
  • Use of everyday materials


Year 3

  • Plants (functions of a flowering plant, requirements for plant life and growth, plant life cycle)
  • Animals, including humans (nutrition, skeleton and muscles)
  • Rocks
  • Light
  • Forces and magnets

Year 4

  • Living things and their habitats (grouping and classifying, environment)
  • Animals, including humans (digestive system, teeth, food chains)
  • States of matter
  • Sound
  • Electricity

Year 5

  • Living things and their habitats (life cycles and life processes)
  • Animals, including humans (human changes)
  • Properties and changes of materials
  • Earth and space
  • Forces

Year 6

  • Animals, including humans (circulatory system, exercise and lifestyle)
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Light
  • Electricity