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SCIENCE

Year 1 

Ask simple scientific questions and answer them using their observations. 

Observe closely using magnifiers. 

Identify and group plants, animals and materials. 

Record observations in writing and pictures. 

Year 2 

Write and answer simple questions using their observations and research. 

Measurusing rulers and beakers. 

Perform simple comparative tests. 

Classify plants, animals and materials. 

Record data in tables. 

Year 3 

Write relevant questions and set up different types of scientific enquiries (including observing changes over time and fair tests) to answer them. 

Measure accurately using rulers and measuring cylinders and record data in labelled diagrams, bar charts and their own tables. 

Write conclusions in which they ussimple scientific language, identify differences and similaritiesand suggest improvements. 

Year 4 

Write several relevant questions and set up different types of scientific enquiries (including observing changes over time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out comparative and fair tests, and researching using a range of secondary sources of information) to answer them. 

Measure accurately using data loggers and record data in their own tables, bar charts and classification keys. 

Write conclusions in which they usa range of simple scientific language, use scientific evidence to support their findings, make predictions for new values and raise further questions. 

Year 5 

Plan different types of scientific enquiries (including observing changes over time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out comparative and fair tests, and researching using a range of secondary sources of informationto answer their own questions. 

Takprecise, repeated measurements using metre rulers, data loggers and measuring cylinders and record them in tables, scatter graphs, bar charts and line graphs. 

Record information in labelled scientific diagramsincluding light diagrams and circuit diagrams. 

Write conclusions in which they identify relationships and the degree of trust in results, and use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests. 

Year 6 

Independently plan different types of scientific enquiries (including observing changes over different periods of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out comparative and fair tests, and researching using a wide range of secondary sources of information) to answer their own questions. 

Take precise, repeated measurements using force meters, stopwatches and thermometersand record them in tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs with equally spaced, labelled scales that fit the page. 

Record information in classification keys and labelled scientific diagrams including force diagrams. 

Write conclusions in which they identify relationshipsthe degree of trust in results and scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideasand use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.