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St Mary's C of E Primary School

Credenhill, Hereford

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Autumn Term



  • associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
  • compare 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
  • use and recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

Knowledge organisers and vocabulary lists


Evolution and Inheritance

In science the children will be studying living things and their habitats; adaptation and evolution and the life of Charles Darwin. We will focus on classification and the similarities and differences between different groups of living things including microorganisms, plants and animals.

Knowledge organisers and vocabulary list

Charles Darwin

One day a letter came to Darwin who twice failed to meet his father's expectations about him. It said professor Handler recommended Darwin as naturalist to the HMS Beagle scheduled to depart for the West Indies. His father, who objected to it at first, allowed him to go there after all because of his enthusiasm.

Use these powerpoints to find out about the life of Charles Darwin

Darwin Biography facts

Horrible Histories: Charles Darwin Natural Selection (Lyrics)



Classification and Adaptation of Animals and Plants
We will learn to...

  • describe 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
  • give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics

Use this website to find out about the 5 Kingdoms

Who was Carl Linnaeus?

Knowledge organisers and vocabulary lists

The Circulatory System

In the second half of the Spring term, we will learning about the Human Circulatory System...

  • identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood
  • recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function
  • describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans






We will learn to...

  • recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines
  • use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye
  • explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes
  • use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them

The Reproductive System