Cannon Lane

Primary School

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At Cannon Lane we nurture children’s scientific curiosity and inspire them through a rich curriculum which develops their appreciation and passion for the subject. Children improve their scientific skills through challenging and creative lessons which involve working scientifically and understanding their importance in the real world.


Science themed days and educational trips and workshops such as day trips to the Greenwich Observatory and palaeontology workshops enable children to further enrich their learning and love for science.


In addition, Cannon Lane has proudly achieved the ‘Primary Science Quality Mark’ (PSQM). This is the only national award scheme which develops and celebrates the quality of science teaching and learning and enables schools to work together to share good practice supported by professional development. 

Curriculum Overview


Year Group Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 1
  • Seasonal changes and plants        
  • Animals and living things
  • Uses of everyday materials

Year 2

  • Animals including humans 
  • Living things are their habitats    
  • Plants    
  • Uses of everyday materials
Year 3
  • Forces and magnets
  • Nutrition, skeletons and muscles 
  • Light
  • Rocks    
  • Function and requirements of flowering plants
Year 4
  • Sound
  • Teeth and the digestive system    


  • Electricity     
  • Living things and their habitats
  • States of matter
Year 5
  • Properties and changes of materials
  • Earth and space    
  • Forces
  • Animals and humans – growing up and getting old
  • Life cycles and reproduction for plants, animals and humans
Year 6
  • Electricity
  • Light 


  • Evolution and inheritance  
  • All living things, including micro organisms
  • Keeping healthy including the circulatory system