St Margaret'sC of E Primary School

Curriculum  »  Science  »  Year 1

In Year 1 our children enjoy hands-on, practical Science learning and we focus on the following working scientifically skills:
  • asking simple questions 
  • observing closely, using simple equipment
  • identifying and classifying
  • using observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • gathering and recording data to help in answering questions

Everday Materials

Intended outcomes for this unit:

  • Children will be able to distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made from
  • They will be able to identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock
  • Children will be able to describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
  • They will learn to compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.


Animals Including Humans

Intended outcomes for this unit:

  • Children will be able to identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
  • They will be able to identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
  • Children will be able to describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets).
  • They will be able to identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.


Plants

Intended outcomes for this unit:

  • Children will be able to identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.
  • They will be able to identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.


Seasonal Change

Intended outcomes for this unit:
(This unit will be taught throughout the year to make use and be able to observe the changing seasons)

  • Over the year, children will observe changes across the four seasons.
  • They will be able to observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how the day length varies.