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Throughout upper key stage 2 your child will develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. They should do this through exploring and talking about their ideas; asking their own questions about scientific phenomena; and analysing functions, relationships and interactions more systematically. At upper key stage 2, they should encounter more abstract ideas and begin to recognise how these ideas help them to understand and predict how the world operates. They should also begin to recognise that scientific ideas change and develop over time. They should select the most appropriate ways to answer science questions using different types of scientific enquiry, including observing changes over different periods of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out comparative and fair tests and finding things out using a wide range of secondary sources of information. Pupils should draw conclusions based on their data and observations, use evidence to justify their ideas, and use their scientific knowledge and understanding to explain their findings.


Year 5 Science 

In the National Curriculum (2014) children in Year 5 will learn about:

  • Living things 
  • Evolution & Inheritance
  • Light
  • Electricity
  • Animals including humans
  • Working Scientifically


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