Year 4 Primary Science National Curriculum

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  • Year 4 Science
    • Working Scientifically
      • Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
      • Setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
      • Making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers
      • Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
      • Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions
      • Recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables
      • Using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions
      • Identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes
      • Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings
    • All Living Things
      • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
      • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
      • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
    • Animals Including Humans
      • Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
      • Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
      • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey
    • States of Matter
      • Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
      • Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius
      • Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature
    • Sound
      • Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
      • Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
      • Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
      • Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it
      • Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases
    • Electricity
      • Identify common appliances that run on electricity
      • Construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
      • Identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
      • Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
      • Recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors

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