Science – Biology

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 – Biology – Primary Curriculum

Biology – Foundation stage:

To observe and investigate some flowering plants and trees.

Biology – Year 1:

To observe an investigate some flowering plants, trees and name them.

Flower

Stem

Leaf

Biology – Year 2:

To name an increasing number of flowering plants and trees and understand what they need to grow healthily.

Biology – Year 3:

To understand what a range of flowering plants need to grow healthily and describe the functions of different parts:- roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.

Deciduous

Germination

Evergreen

Seedling

Biology – Year 4:

To understand what a range of flowering plants need to grow healthily and understand that different environments can pose dangers or opportunities to living things.

Biology – Year 5:

To know the scientific names of the parts of a plant, their function, how different environments can impact upon them and how plants can adapt.

Conservation

Habitat

Environment

Photosynthesis

Biology – Year 6:

To know the scientific names of the parts of a plant, their function and describe the life cycle of a plant, using scientific language.

Biology – Mastery:

To describe the life cycle of a plant, using scientific language and classify plants based on specific characteristics.

Anther

Pistil

Sepal

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.