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"Opportunity, Enjoyment, Excellence"

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Kingswood Primary School

"Opportunity, Enjoyment, Excellence"

Years 1 & 2

Knowledge and skills:

During Year 1 & Year 2 the children learn about the following scientific areas:

Working scientifically:

The children learn to:

  • ask simple scientific questions;
  • use simple equipment to make observations;
  • carry out simple tests;
  • identify and classify things;
  • suggest what they have found out;
  • use simple data to answer questions.

Biology

Animals, including humans:

The children learn to:

  • name a variety of animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals;
  • classify and name animals by what they eat (carnivore, herbivore and omnivore);
  • sort animals into categories (including fish, amphibians,  reptiles birds and mammals);
  • sort living and non-living things;
  • name the parts of the human body that I can see;
  • link the correct part of the human body to each sense;
  • explain the basic stages in a life cycle for animals, including humans;
  • describe what animals and humans need to survive;
  • describe why exercise, a balanced diet and good hygiene are important for humans.

 

Living things and their habitats:

The children learn to:

  • identify things that are living, dead and never lived;
  • describe how a specific habitat provides for the basic needs of things living there (plants and animals).;
  • identify and name plants and animals in a range of habitats;
  • match living things to their habitats;
  • describe how animals find their food.;
  • name some different sources of food for animals;
  • explain a simple food chain.

 

Plants:

The children learn to:

  • name a variety of common wild and garden plants;
  • name the petals, stem, leaf and root of a plant;
  • name the roots, trunk, branches and leaves of a tree;
  • describe how seeds and bulbs grow into plants;
  • describe what plants need in order to grow and stay healthy (water, light & suitable temperature).

Chemistry

Everyday materials and their uses:

The children learn to:

  • distinguish between an object and the material it is made from;
  • explain the materials that an object is made from;
  • name wood, plastic, glass, metal, paper and rock;
  • describe the properties of everyday materials;
  • group objects based on the materials they are made from,
  • identify and name a range of materials, including wood, metal plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard;
  • suggest why a material might or might not be used for a specific job;
  • explore how shapes can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching;
  • group objects based on the materials they are made from.

Physics

Seasonal changes:

The children learn to:

  • observe and comment on changes in the seasons;
  • name the seasons and suggest the type of weather in each season.
Years 1 and 2 schemes of work:
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