Year 2 Expectations:
- Use some science words to describe what they have seen and measured
- Ask people questions and use secondary sources to find answers
- Observe closely, using simple equipment
- Say whether things happened as they expected
- Organise things into groups
- Find simple patterns (or associations)
- Identify animals and plants by a specific criteria, for example, lay eggs or not; have feathers or not
- Use (text, diagrams, pictures, charts, tables) to record their observations
- Perform simple tests
- Suggest how, and use prompts, to find things out
Life and Living Processes - Biology
- Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited
- Explain the differences between living and non-living things and things that have never been alive
- Describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
- Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats
- Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain
- Identify and name different sources of food.
- 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.
- Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
- Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
- Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
Materials - Chemistry
- Identify and compare the suitability 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.