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Progression in Scientific

knowledge, concepts & skills

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4


Year 5


Year 6






Cause and effect




Working Scientifically







Identify common appliances


Construct a simple circuits naming basic parts


Identify common conductors and insulators


Recognise the function of a switch in a circuit



Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in a circuit


Compare and give reasons for how components function (brightness of bulbs, loudness of buzzers)


Know and use correct circuit symbols