Science – Physics

Subject Key Objective Progression & Development by Year Groups

The following is a guide to help you understand your child’s progression through school.

All lessons are differentiated. This means teachers plan activities that enable the objective to be learned by all children including those who will find the objective challenging, those children who with hard work will secure good progress and those children who can tackle extra stretch and challenge in this subject.

Science – Physics – Primary Curriculum



Physics – Foundation stage:

Explore and investigate some objects and know what materials they are made form.

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Materials

  • Rigid

  • Rough

  • Waterproof



Physics – Year 1:

Explore and investigate some objects and know what materials are made from and describe their properties.

Materials

Rough

Rigid

Waterproof



Physics – Year 2:

Name an increasing number of materials and their properties and to discuss their uses.

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Magnets

  • Opaque

  • Translucent

  • Transparent



Physics – Year 3:

Know uses of materials and begin to compare them.

Magnets

Translucent

Opaque

Transparent



Physics – Year 4:

Know uses and properties of materials, to compare them and know whether they are solid, liquid or gas.

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Solid

  • Condense

  • Liquid

  • Evaporate



Physics – Year 5:

Recognise solid, liquids and gases and begin to investigate some how some solids will dissolve in liquid.

Solid

Liquid

Gas

Evaporate



Physics – Year 6:

Recognise solids, liquids and gases and begin to investigate that some solids will dissolve into a liquid and that some mixtures can be reversed.

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Soluble

  • Dissolve

  • Filter

  • Insulate



Physics – Mastery:

Recognise some solids will dissolve in a liquid, that some mixtures can be reversed and separated and know how to reverse the process by a range of methods.

Soluble

Filter

Dissolve

Solution

This collection of short films and resources will help you understand your child’s progression through school.

The curriculum film resource has been broken down by subject area initially and then by topic area.

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