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Science throughout Years 3 and 4 – Key Stage 2


Throughout lower key stage 2 your child will be broadening their scientific view of the world around them. They will do this through exploring, talking about, testing and developing ideas about everyday phenomena and the relationships between living things and familiar environments, and by beginning to develop their ideas about functions, relationships and interactions. They should ask their own questions about what they observe and make some decisions about which types of scientific enquiry are likely to be the best ways of answering them, including observing changes over time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out simple comparative and fair tests and finding things out using secondary sources of information. They should draw simple conclusions and use some scientific language, first, to talk about and, later, to write about what they have found out.


Year 3/4 Science 2021/22

In the National Curriculum (2014) children in Year 3/4 will learn about:

  • Plants
  • Animals, including humans
  • Rocks
  • Light
  • Forces and magnets


Year 3/4 Science 2022/23

In the National Curriculum (2014) children in Year 3/4 will learn about:

  • Living things and their habitats
  • Animals, including humans
  • States of matter
  • Sound
  • Electricity


Click below on the topics to find out more and have a go at some activities related to the topics.