Science

Scientific Topic Year Group/s Cross-curricular links
Plants Year 3 Art – Recreating plants and the key features, either through sketching or modelling

 

Geography – Physical geography including biomes and vegetation belts, locating plants by their countries or regions

 

English – Writing an information text about plants and flowers

Animals, including humans Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 Music – Recall sounds with increasing aural memory

 

Maths – Percentages/ fractions for nutrition, data handling

 

PSHE – SRE – Reproduction, changes through age phases

 

History – Stone Age to Iron Age, Ancient Greece, change in medicine and medical understanding

 

P.E – Fitness tests, use of muscles, heart rate/ pulse and how this is affected by exercise

Rocks Year 3 Geography – Physical geography, location of particular rock formations
Light Year 3 and 6 Maths – Data and statistics, reflection

 

History – How our understanding has changed, how we use light has changed over the years

 

Art – Recreating images of light through sketching or modelling, spectrums of colour

 

Geography – Time zones

 

Forces and magnets Year 3 and 5 Design Technology – Pulleys and gears, weight-bearing structures, how to stiffen and strengthen complex structures

 

Maths – Data handling, Measurements, Percentages/ fractions of change

 

Geography – Poles of the earth, physical geography

Living Things and their Habitats Year 4, 5 and 6 English – Information texts, biographical writing about famous scientists, creating questions

 

Maths – Data handling including using different diagrams to sort information

 

History – How what we know has changed over history, how scientists have built up on previous work

 

Geography – Human and physical geography, Biomes, Tropics and Equator, locating living species

 

PSHE – SRE – Reproduction

States of Matter Year 4 Maths – Measuring changes in temperatures

 

Geography – The water cycle

 

Design Technology – Design project based around a particular brief, Food and change in state through temperature

Sound Year 4 Music – Recall sounds with increasing aural memory, Use the inter-related dimensions of music
Electricity Year 4 and 6 History – How what we know has changed over history, how scientists have built up on previous work

 

Design Technology – Creating an electrical circuit game such as a buzz wire game, designs using particular materials as insulators or conductors

 

English – Information texts, biographical writing about famous scientists

 

Geography – Weather patterns

 

PSHE – Keeping safe

 

 

Properties and Changes of Materials Year 5 Maths – Data handling, Measurements, Percentages/ fractions of change

 

Design Technology – Food technology, textiles and design ideas, structures and materials used

 

Earth and Space Year 5 Art – Recreating images of Earth or space and the key features, either through sketching or modelling

 

Geography – Time zones, Equator and tropics, hemispheres, seasons

 

Maths – Time including calendars

 

History – Ancient Greece, Romans, Ancient Maya

Evolution and Inheritance Year 6 Geography – Mapping Darwin’s journey

 

Computer Science – Using software to create cross-bred animals

 

English – Information text about a species of animal, newspaper report, diary entry for Darwin or Mary Anning

 

Art – Recreating images of the finches with their different beaks

 

History – How the human species has changed

Working scientifically Year 3-6 Maths – Data handling and statistics, Measurements, Percentages and fractional changes, decimals, calculating

 

English – Writing reports, creating questions

 

P.E – How the body works including changes during exercise

 

PSHE – Keeping safe