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Science Progression Map




For Science, our aims at Riverview are that all children should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the program of study content:


  • Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.

  • Setting up practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.

  • Making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers.

  • Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in the answering of questions.

  • Recording findings using scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts and tables.

  • Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.

  • Using results to draw conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions.

  • Identify differences, similarities or changes related to scientific ideas and process.

  • Using scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.


Lower Key Stage 2

Upper Key Stage 2



Animals including humans


Living things and their habitats

States of matter




Living things and their habitats

Animals including humans

Earth and Space


Evolution and inheritance