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Progression in Scientific

knowledge, concepts & skills

Year 1

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Year 3

Year 4

(States of Matter)

Year 5

Year 6

 

Materials

(Chemistry)

 

Concepts

Structure

Function

Cause and effect

Similarity and Difference

 

Working Scientifically

 

 

 

Identify and name a range of materials (wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock)

 

Describe physical properties of everyday materials

 

Classify and group according to a range of physical properties

 

 

Know the uses of different everyday materials (wood, metal, plastic, glass, rock, brick, paper, cardboard)

 

Classify and group materials based on their uses

 

Know that solid objects can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching

 

 

Compare and group solids, liquids and gases

 

Know that some materials change state (heating and cooling; no baking)

 

Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle

Compare and group everyday materials based on their properties including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal) and response to magnets

 

Know and investigate through dissolving and mixing

reversible and irreversible changes

 

Know that some changes result in the formation of new materials

 

Use prior knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to know how mixtures might be separated (filtering, sieving and evaporating)

 

Use comparative and fair tests to give reasons for uses of everyday materials

 

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