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Rocks and soils Year 3 – Medium term planning for LKS2 Science

Key Stage



Year 3


In this six-week series of science lessons from Primary Science Teaching Trust experts, pupils will compare and group together different kinds of rocks, developing their ‘working scientifically’ skills at the same time.

From becoming the owner of a pet rock, to going on a rock hunt, drawing a comic strip and making their own sedimentary rock, there are a variety of cross-curricular ideas here that will engage and excite the children in your class while learning about the physical properties of rock.

This download contains

  • Full PDF medium term plan
  • Worksheet
  • PowerPoint

Kulvinder Johal is a Primary Science Teaching Trust regional mentor for London and the south east of England. Carol Sampey is an area mentor for Wessex and South Wales. Follow Primary Science Teaching Trust on Twitter at @pstt_whyhow. Follow Kulvinder at @kulvinderj and Carol at @carolsampey.

Rocks and soils Year 3 – Medium term planning for LKS2 Science

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