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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 how sounds are made (Vibrations)


Find patterns between volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it


Know how vibrations travel to the ear


Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and the object that produced it


Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance increases