KS2 Science Planning Overviews

A planning overview resource to support the teaching of Science across KS2. Every KS2 topic is included with each planning overview following the same structure:
Knowledge children must know - This provides a minimum level of what is expected for children to know by the end of the unit and provides consistency across classes. This also helps ensure progression and cohesion between topics.
Ways of knowing they know - Ideas for checking understanding and knowing that children have learnt the minimum level of knowledge.
Vocabulary - Key vocabulary across the unit that children will need to understand
Other links - Links to other subjects and ideas for investigations for each topic

These sheets help start the planning process by making it clear what children should know by the end for staff to then use and link together in a sequence of learning. This then feeds through KS2 as it ensures a minimum level of knowledge that supports progression and cohesion across the science curriculum.


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  • Science-Investigation-Overview.pdf
  • Animals-including-Humans---Year-3.pdf
  • Forces-and-Magnets---Year-3.pdf
  • Light---Year-3.pdf
  • Plants---Year-3.pdf
  • Rocks---Year-3.pdf
  • Animals-including-Humans---Year-4.pdf
  • Electricity---Year-4.pdf
  • Living-Things-and-their-Habitats---Year-4.pdf
  • Sound---Year-4.pdf
  • States-of-Matter---Year-4.pdf
  • Animals-including-Humans---Year-5.pdf
  • Earth-and-Space---Year-5.pdf
  • Forces---Year-5.pdf
  • Living-Things-and-their-Habitats---Year-5.pdf
  • Properties-and-Changes-of-Materials---Year-5.pdf
  • Animals-including-Humans---Year-6.pdf
  • Electricity---Year-6.pdf
  • Evolution---Year-6.pdf
  • Light---Year-6.pdf
  • Living-Things-and-their-Habitats---Year-6.pdf

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