DOBCROFT INFANT SCHOOL

Science

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KS 1  Coverage

Expected Y1

Expected Y2

Work

Scientifically

Plan

Do

Record

Review

  • identify and classify
  • asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • explain why some things occur, and talk about changes

 

  • observe closely, using simple equipment
  • perform simple tests
  • gather and recording data to help in answering questions
  • use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Humans and other animals

 

(Biology)

  • identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
  • identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.
  • describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals  fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals  including pets)
  • notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene

 

 

Plants

(Biology)

  • identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
  • identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
  • observe changes across the four seasons (from the “seasonal changes” part of the curriculum)
  • find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
  • observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants

 

Living Things and their Habitats

 

(Biology)

  • not covered in Y1 curriculum however seasonal changes could be brought into forest school under the umbrella of “habitats”.
  • explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive
  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats
  • 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 each other
  • describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food

Seasonal Changes

  • observe changes across the four seasons
  • observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies
  • not covered in Y2 curriculum

 

Everyday materials/Use of everyday materials

 

(chemistry)

  • distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
  • identify and name a variety of everyday materials including wood, metal, plastic, 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
  • identify and compare the uses of a variety of everyday materials, including 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

 

 

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