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Science KS2

Working scientifically

Across all year groups scientific knowledge and skills should be learned by working scientifically.



  • Look at the function of parts of flowering plants, requirements of growth, water transportation in plants, life cycles and seed dispersal.

Evolution and inheritance

  • Look at resemblance in offspring.
  • Look at changes in animals over time.
  • Look at adaptation to environments.
  • Look at differences in offspring.
  • Look at adaptation and evolution.
  • Look at changes to the human skeleton over time.

Animals and humans

  • Look at nutrition, transportation of water and nutrients in the body, the muscle and skeleton system of humans and animals.
  • Look at the digestive system in humans.
  • Look at teeth.
  • Look at the human circulatory system.

All living things

  • Identify and name plants and animals
  • Look at classification keys.
  • Look at the life cycle of animals and plants.
  • Look at classification of plants, animals and micro organisms.
  • Look at reproduction in plants and animals, and human growth and changes.
  • Look at the effect of diet and exercise and drugs.


Rocks and fossils •

  • Compare and group rocks and describe the formation of fossils.

States of matter

  • Look at solids, liquids and gases, changes of state, evaporation, condensation and the water cycle. Materials
  • Examine the properties of materials using various tests.
  • Look at solubility and recovering dissolved substances.
  • Separate mixtures.
  • Examine changes to materials that create new materials that are usually not reversible.



  • Look at sources, seeing, reflections and shadows.
  • Explain how light appears to travel in straight lines and how this affects seeing and shadows.


  • Look at sources, vibration, volume and pitch. Electricity
  • Look at appliances, circuits, lamps, switches, insulators and conductors.
  • Look at circuits, the effect of the voltage in cells and the resistance and conductivity of materials.

Forces and magnets

  • Look at contact and distant forces, attraction and repulsion, comparing and grouping materials.
  • Look at poles, attraction and repulsion.
  • Look at the effect of gravity and drag forces.
  • Look at transference of forces in gears, pulleys, levers and springs.

Earth and space

  • Look at the movement of the Earth and the moon.
  • Explain day and night.

Steeton Primary School, Market Street Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6NN
Tel: 01535 653315 | Email:
Please contact our school administrator: Mrs J Simpson