In Year 1 our children enjoy hands-on, practical Science learning and we focus on the following working scientifically skills:
In the Autumn term, we learn all about everyday materials, we name a variety of materials and describe some of their simple properties. In the Spring term, we learn about different animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals as well as naming the different body parts of humans and exploring the 5 senses. In the Summer term, we learn about plants, identifying and naming a variety of common plants as well as doing some of our planting in our very own Year 1 outdoor area. Finally, throughout the year, we observe the seasonal changes that occur across the four seasons in the year.
- 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
We made our very own bird feeders. We worked with our buddy classes to explore 'do people with longer legs jump further?'. We made our own models out of recycling. Science Week!
Animals Including Humans
The Big Garden Bird watch. Labelling the different body parts. Exploring two of the five senses; taste and smell. Animals Including Humans
Exploring different objects and the materials they're made from. Sorting objects according to the material they're made from. Testing materials to see which would make the best rocket (linking to our Space topic!)...Everyday Materials