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Curriculum Intent - Science

 Characteristics of a John Bamford Scientist




Cycle 1

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Years 1 and 2

Fire, fire!


Materials (Year 2 KPIs)

Our Town (Local adventure)


Into the Woods!


Plants (Year 2 KPIs)

Study of National Fairy Tales (National adventure)


Animals and humans (Year 2 KPIs)

All about Orang-utan’s/Rainforests


Living things (Year 2 KPIs)

Here we are (Global adventure)

Years 3 and 4

The Terrible Tudors


Sound (Year 4 KPIs)


Our local library (Local adventure)


Electricity  (Year 4 KPIs)

The Stone Age


Materials  (Year 4 KPIs)

Town is by the sea (National adventure)


Blue Abyss


Living things  (Year 4 KPIs)

Clean Water and Sanitation (Global adventure)

Animals and humans  (Year 4 KPIs)

Years 5 and 6



Living things (Year 6 KPIs)


Rugeley Miners (Local adventure)




Animals and humans - evolution and inheritance (Year 6 KPIs)

Sports Relief (National adventure)


Animals and humans -  circulatory system, heart, exercise etc. (Year 6 KPIs)



Light (Year 6 KPIs)

Deforestation (Global adventure)


Electricity (Year 6 KPIs)


Cycle 2

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Years 1 and 2

The Victorians


Materials (Year 1 KPIs)


Our School (Local adventure)


All About Chocolate!


Plants (Year 1 KPIs)

Bright Lights, Big Cities (National adventure)


Animals and humans (Year 1 KPIs)

Growing Up


Earth and space (seasonal) (Year 1 KPIs)

At the seaside, beach pollution (Global adventure)


Years 3 and 4



Forces  (Year 3 KPIs)


Etching hill Rock (Local adventure)


Light (Year 3 KPIs)

Oh, the Places You’ll Go (Places in Europe)


Plants (Year 3 KPIs)

St. George and the Dragon (National adventure)


Animals and humans (Year 3 KPIs)

Misty Mountains


Materials (under rocks on Year 3 tracker)

Climate Action (Global adventure)

Years 5 and 6

Battles of Britain


Forces (Year 5 KPIs)


The use of Cannock Chase during WW1(Local adventure)


Materials (Year 5 KPIs)

The Ancient Greeks


Earth and space (Year 5 KPIs)

Shakespeare Week

(National adventure)


Plants - reproduction (Year 5 KPIs – under living things on tracker)

Forces of Nature


Living things - life cycles (Year 5 KPIs)


Sustainability and Recycling (Global adventure

Animals and humans (Year 5 KPIs)


Aspire to be a Scientist  

Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs. 

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Scientist:

  • Working with animals – a vet, marine biologist, zoologist or conservationist
  • Working with humans – a doctor, chemist, nurse, dentist, optician or sports therapist
  • Engineering – mechanical, chemical, aeronautical or robotics
  • Media – film, computing or photography
  • Different fields of science – astronomy, forensics, natural history, genetics or meteorology a science teacher


For more careers, please visit First Careers, Gov.uk careers in science and BBC Bitesize Careers.


Science Portfolio - PSQM Award June 2018