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The National Curriculum for Key Stage One Science states that the principal focus for science is to enable pupils to experience and observe phenomena. They should be encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice and helped to develop their understanding of scientific ideas and vocabulary by developing the following skills.

 

  • Asking questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Performing simple tests.
  • Identifying and Classifying
  • Using their own observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

 

 

                         Science Curriculum Overview     Years 1 & 2

 

 

Year 1

Year 2

Autumn 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Seasonal Changes

Observe seasonal changes across the 4 seasons

Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies

Shadows

 

Working Scientifically

 

Observation over time

Observe using simple equipment

Pattern seeking

Perform simple tests

Asking simple questions

Perform simple tests

Identify and classify

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uses of everyday materials

Identify and compare uses of variety of materials Inc. wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses

Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be  changed by squashing, bending, twisting, and stretching.

Identifying materials manmade and natural materials

Inventions and manufacture of materials Inc. rubber, plastic

 

Working Scientifically

 

Identifying and classifying

Comparative testing

Research

Real Scientist: Charlies Macintosh

Observation over time

Observe using simple equipment

Pattern seeking

Perform simple tests

Asking simple questions

 

Autumn 2

 

 

Everyday Materials

Distinguish between an object and the material it is made from.

Identify and name a variety of everyday materials Inc. wood, plastic, metal, glass, water and rock

Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials

Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.

 

Living Things and their habitats

 

Explore and compare the differences between things that are living and things that are dead and things that have never been alive.

 

Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants and how they depend on one another.

Inc. micro habitats

 

Spring 1

 

 

Seasonal Change

Observe and describe changes across the seasons

Plants

Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants Inc. deciduous and evergreen trees.

Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants inc. trees.

 

Plants

Identify and name a variety of plants

Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants

Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy

 

Spring 2

 

 

Animals inc humans

Identify and name a variety of common animals, Inc. fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles and mammals

Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, omnivores and herbivores

Seasonal Change

Observe and describe changes across the seasons

 

 

 

Animals including Humans

Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain

Identify the different sources of food.

 

Animals including humans have offspring which grow into adults

 

Summer

 

 

Animal inc humans

Describe and compare the structure of a variety of animals from the 5 categories (fish amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) including pets

 

Identify, draw, name and label the basic parts of the human body and say which body part is associated with each sense.

 

Animals including humans

Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals including humans for survival (water, food, air)

Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

 

 

Tuesday 12th March 2019 was our whole school practical Science day.

 

Parents joined us in each class for the first part of the day to work with their children to make 'Rocket Mice' and investigate and explore force and air pressure.

 

'Rocket Mice'

'Rocket Mice' 1
'Rocket Mice' 2
'Rocket Mice' 3
'Rocket Mice' 4
'Rocket Mice' 5
'Rocket Mice' 6
'Rocket Mice' 7
'Rocket Mice' 8
'Rocket Mice' 9
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