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Teachers use the Focus Science guide to support them in breaking down the science curriculum so that they can plan for units of work in a manageable way. There are three units of work for each year group (see Curriculum Overviews). The units ensure that there is a huge focus on working scientifically (with a clear progression of skills) as well as dealing with the specific science knowledge for a particular age group. Natural links have been identified with English and high quality texts are used to introduce topics. For example, in Year 4 ‘The Incredible Book-Eating Boy’ is central to the science unit dealing with the digestive system. Similarly, pupils are given opportunities to improve their writing (including a use of vocabulary) in science whilst holding onto the statutory requirements for science teaching. We have carefully mapped National Curriculum coverage and gaps are covered using