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At Binley Woods Primary School, we have planned a well sequence Science curriculum that enables children to make links to prior learning.


Children learn factual knowledge as well as gaining an understanding of the scientific processes that enable us to make discoveries. Working scientifically is an integral part of our children becoming scientists ensuring they are learning in meaningful ways.


At Binley Woods:


  • We use ‘Snap Science’ to guide our planning alongside teacher’s working knowledge of the children’s abilities. This is a clear, comprehensive planning tool which covers the statutory elements of the National Curriculum.
  • Children’s learning is clearly mapped out through the year groups with each unit of learning building upon previous science learning and links with other subject areas are planned into the curriculum.
  • We explicitly teach scientific vocabulary and give children opportunities to ‘talk like experts’
  • Practical investigations are clearly planned for within each unit of learning to ensure that children are continually practising the skills that is required to be a scientist and also to ensure that children have an in depth understanding of what it means to work scientifically.  
  • Teachers use a combination of quizzing and assessment for learning to track children’s progress and identify any gaps in knowledge.
  • Where applicable links to Science will be made to develop the children’s thematic learning in order to immerse and engage children.


Please see our science curriculum outlined below:


Year Group 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term


  • I Wonder... What is Special?
  • I Wonder... What's in the Sky?
  • I Wonder... What's Outside the Window?

Year 1

  • Everyday Materials
  • Our Changing World: Plants
  • Looking At Animals
  • Using our Senses  
  • Our Changing World: Seasons
  • Plant Detectives 

Year 2

  • Taking Care
  • Materials: Shaping Up
  • Our Changing world: Habitats and Food Chains
  • Materials: Good Choices  
  • Apprentice Gardener
  • Growing up: Are all offspring the same as their parents? 

Year 3

  • Can you see me?
  • The power of forces 
  • Rock detectives
  • How does our garden grow? (Part 1) 
  • Amazing Bodies
  • How does our garden grow? (Part 2) 

Year 4

  • Our Changing World
  • Who Am I?
  • Human Impact
  • In a state
  • Where does all the food go? 
  • Good Vibrations: Sound
  • Switched on: Electricity

Year 5

  • Marvellous Mixtures
  • All change 
  • Feel the Force
  • Circle of Life
  • Reproduction in plants and animals
  • Get sorted
  • Everyday Materials
  • The Earth and Beyond  

Year 6

  • Light up your World
  • Animals including Humans
  • Body Health  
  • Everything Changes
  • The Nature Library  
  • Danger Low Voltage
  • Sexual Health Education  
Growing Every Child
  • Binley Woods Primary School,
  • Coombe Drive, Binley Woods, Coventry,
  • Warwickshire, CV3 2QU
  • | Tel: 0247 6543 754
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