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United Kingdom Science Standards

United Kingdom Standards Alignment

We Cover 96% of the National Curriculum in England.

Generation Genius LessonStandards DocumentKey StageStandard IDPupils should be taught to:
Animals Help Their Babies Survive;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 23.1Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.
Animals Need Food;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 21.4Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
Animals Need Food; Biodiversity of Life on Earth;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 12.2Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
Classification of Materials;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 33.1Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties.
Biodiversity of Life on Earth;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 12.1Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
External Animal Parts;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 12.3Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets).
Parts of a Plant;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 31.3Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.
Parts of a Plant;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 11.2Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.
Parts of a Plant;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 31.1Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.
Fossils & Extinction;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 33.2Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock.
Habitats;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 21.2Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.
Habitats;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 21.3Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats.
How Do We Use Food;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 23.3Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
How Do We Use Food;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 32.1Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat.
Human Body Systems;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 32.2Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
Introduction to Light;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 34.4Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object.
Introduction to Light;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 34.5Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.
Introduction to Light;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 34.3Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes.
Introduction to Light; Light Reflection & Vision;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 34.2Notice that light is reflected from surfaces.
Introduction to Light; The Five Senses;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 34.1Recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light.
Introduction to Traits;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Years 3-4WS.8Identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes.
Introduction to Weather; Four Seasons and Day Length;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 14.2Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.
Living vs. Non-Living Things;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 21.1Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive.
Living vs. Non-Living Things; Plants Need Water And Light; Animals Need Food;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 23.2Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air).
Magnets & Static Electricity;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 35.3Observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others.
Magnets & Static Electricity;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 35.4Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials.
Magnets & Static Electricity;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 35.5Describe magnets as having two poles.
Magnets & Static Electricity;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 35.6Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.
Magnets & Static Electricity; Gravity Pulls Things Down;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 35.2Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance.
Maps of Landforms;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Years 3-4WS.5Recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables.
Material Properties & Purposes;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Years 1-2WS.4Working scientifically by identifying and classifying.
Material Properties and Purposes;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 13.1Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.
Material Properties and Purposes;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 13.3Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.
Material Properties and Purposes;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 24.1Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.
Material Properties and Purposes;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 24.2Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
Material Properties and Purposes; Classification of Materials;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 13.4Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.
Material Properties and Purposes; Natural Resources;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 13.2Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock.
Patterns in the Sky;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Years 1-2WS.5Working scientifically by using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
Patterns of Motion & Friction;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 35.1Compare how things move on different surfaces.
Plant Growth Conditions;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Years 1-2WS.3Working scientifically by performing simple tests.
Plant Growth Conditions;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Years 1-2WS.6Working scientifically by gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.
Plant Growth Conditions;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 22.2Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
Plant Growth Conditions;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 31.2Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.
Plant Growth Conditions;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 33.3Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.
Pollination and Seed Dispersal;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Year 31.4Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
Pollination and Seed Dispersal; Plants Need Water And Light;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 22.1Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
Four Seasons and Day Length;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 14.1Observe changes across the four seasons.
The Five Senses;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 12.4Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.
Sunlight Warms the Earth;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Years 3-4WS.3Making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers.
What is Engineering?;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Years 3-4WS.7Using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions.
What Is Science?;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Years 1-2WS.1Working scientifically by asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.
What Is Science?;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Years 1-2WS.2Working scientifically by observing closely, using simple equipment.
What Is Science?;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Years 3-4WS.1Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.
What Is Science?;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Years 3-4WS.2Setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.
What Is Science?;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Years 3-4WS.4Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.
What Is Science?;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Years 3-4WS.6Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.
What Is Science?;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 2 - Years 3-4WS.9Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.
Plants Need Water And Light;National Curriculum in England: Science Programmes of StudyKey Stage 1 - Year 11.1Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.
Adaptations and the Environment;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Years 3 & 4WS.9Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.
Animal & Plant Life CyclesNational curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 61.2Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
Animal & Plant Life Cycles;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 51.1Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
Animal & Plant Life Cycles;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 51.2Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
Animal & Plant Life Cycles; Food Webs;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 65.3Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.
Brain Processing of Senses; Earth’s Orbit and Rotation; Animal & Plant Life Cycles; Food Webs; Conservation of Matter;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Years 5 & 6WS.3Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
Brain Processing of Senses; Ecosystems; Adaptations and the Environment;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 63.3Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
Conservation of Matter;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Years 5 & 6WS.2Taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate.
Earth’s Orbit and Rotation; Animal & Plant Life Cycles; Food Webs; Conservation of Matter;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Years 3 & 4WS.5Recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables.
Earth’s Orbit and Rotation; Sun and Other Stars;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 54.4Use the idea of the earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.
Ecosystems;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 41.1Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
Ecosystems;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 41.2Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment.
Ecosystems;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 41.3Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
Ecosystems; Balanced & Unbalanced Forces; Properties of MatterNational curriculum in England: science programmes of studyAims Key Stages 1-41Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
Energy Transfer;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 45.3Identify 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.
Food Webs;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 42.3Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
Fossils & Extinction; Earth's Landscapes;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 63.1Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the earth millions of years ago.
Human Body Systems;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 42.1Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans.
Human Body Systems;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 62.1Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.
Human Body Systems;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 62.2Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function.
Human Body Systems; Animal & Plant Life Cycles;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 52.1Describe the changes as humans develop to old age.
Human Body Systems; Fossils & Extinction;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 42.2Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.
Human Body Systems; How Do We Use Food;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 62.3Describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.
Light Reflection & Vision;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 45.4Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit.
Light Reflection & Vision; Earth's Orbit & RotationNational curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 64.4Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.
Magnets & Static Electricty; Properties of Matter;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 53.1Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets.
Particle Nature of Matter;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 43.1Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases.
Particle Nature of Matter;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 43.2Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees celsius (?c).
Particle Nature of Matter;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 53.5Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes.
Particle Nature of Matter; Water Cycle;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 43.3Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.
Particle Nature of Matter; Water Cycle; Water Quality & Distribution;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 53.3Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating.
Patterns of Motion & Friction;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 55.1Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the earth because of the force of gravity acting between the earth and the falling object.
Patterns of Motion & Friction;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 64.1Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines.
Patterns of Motion & Friction; Balanced & Unbalanced Forces;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 55.2Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces.
Patterns of Motion & Friction; Brain Processing of Senses; Weathering & Erosion; What Is Science?; Properties of Matter; Balanced & Unbalanced Forces; Chemical vs. Physical Changes;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Years 3 & 4WS.2Setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.
Patterns of Motion & Friction; Fossils & Extinction; Light Reflection & Vision;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 64.3Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes.
Patterns of Motion & Friction; Light Reflection & Vision;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 64.2Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.
Moon & Its Phases;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 54.2Describe the movement of the moon relative to the earth.
Moon & Its Phases; Sun and Other Stars;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 54.3Describe the sun, earth and moon as approximately spherical bodies.
Properties of Matter;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 53.4Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.
Properties of Matter;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 53.6Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.
Sun and Other Stars;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 54.1Describe the movement of the earth, and other planets, relative to the sun in the solar system.
Variation of Traits;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 63.2Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.
Water Quality & Distribution;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 53.2Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution.
Wave Properties;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 44.1Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating.
Wave Properties;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 44.2Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.
Wave Properties;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 44.3Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.
Wave Properties;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 44.4Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.
Wave Properties;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 44.5Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.
Wave Properties;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 65.1Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.
Wave Properties;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 65.2Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.
What Is Science?National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyAims Key Stages 1-42Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
What Is Science?National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyAims Key Stages 1-43Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
What Is Science?National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Years 5 & 6WS.6Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.
What Is Science?;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Years 3 & 4WS.6Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.
What Is Science?;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Years 3 & 4WS.8Identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes.
What Is Science?;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Years 5 & 6WS.4Using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.
What Is Science?;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Years 5 & 6WS.5Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations.
What Is Science?; Adaptations and the Environment;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Years 3 & 4WS.1Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.
What Is Science?; Adaptations and the Environment;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Years 3 & 4WS.7Using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions.
What Is Science?; Adaptations and the Environment;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Years 5 & 6WS.1Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
What Is Science?; Adaptations and the Environment; Conservation of Matter;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Years 3 & 4WS.4Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.
What Is Science?; Conservation of Matter;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Years 3 & 4WS.3Making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers.
Energy Transfer;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 45.1Identify common appliances that run on electricity.
National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 45.2Construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 45.5Recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.
Simple Machines;National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 55.3Recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
National curriculum in England: science programmes of studyKey Stage 2 - Year 61.1Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.

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