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Progression in Scientific

knowledge, concepts & skills

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6











Working Scientifically




Identify and name a variety of common, wild and green plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees


Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants including trees

Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants


Find out and describe how plants need water, light and suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy

Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/ trunk, leaves and flowers


Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant


Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants


Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal