Science Curriculum


  • Year 1 – Biology: Animals, including humans - What is special about me?
  • Year 2 – Biology: Animals including Human - How can I keep myself healthy?
  • Year 3 – Biology: Animals, including humans - Are bones important?
  • Year 4 – Living things and their habitats - How can we use groupings to categorise animals?
  • Year 5&6 – Earth and space - How have our ideas about space changed over time?


The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future


At Cutnall Green C of E Primary School, we use the Rising Stars Switched On Science scheme to support the teaching and learning of science. This embeds the working scientifically requirements into each topic so that in addition to the core knowledge and vocabulary, children are developing skills of observation, investigation and fair testing, classification, data handling.


Each unit is supported by a Knowledge Organiser which details the key facts, vocabulary and skills for each unit. 


Knowledge Organisers:

Science Progression Framework

Science Yearly Overview