Years 3&4

Year
Big Understanding
AC references
Concepts and questions
Resources
Even Years - Focus Earth and space sciences
Earth is a home for life because of its place and behaviour in the solar system.
Year 3 Earth and space sciences
Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day (ACSSU048)
Year 4 Earth and space sciences
Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075)


Odd years - Focus Biological Sciences
Life relies on interconnections between living and non-living things.
Year 3 Biological Sciences
Living things can be grouped on the basis ofobservable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)
Year 4 Biological Sciences
Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive(ACSSU073)


Odd year report outcomes
Year 3:
They describe features common to living things.
Year 4:
They discuss how natural and human processes cause changes to the Earth’s surface.
They describe relationships that assist the survival of living things and sequence key stages in the life cycle of a plant or animal.