Science – Chemistry

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 – Chemistry – Primary Curriculum


Chemistry – Foundation stage:

To explore and observe.



Chemistry – Year 1:
To carry out simple tests to answer questions.



Chemistry – Year 2:
To carry out simple comparative tests to answer questions.



Chemistry – Year 3:
To carry out comparative and fair tests.



Chemistry – Year 4:
To carry out comparative and fair test using scientific language to explain results.



Chemistry – Year 5:
To set up, comparative and fair tests and explain which variables need to be controlled.



Chemistry – Year 6:
To use the results of comparative and fair tests to identify what further test may be needed.



Chemistry – Mastery:
To explain and discuss in detail using scientific language , tests, results and scientific language and implications it may have on area of study.

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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