Science Year 1

Year 1 Expectations:

Working Scientifically

  • Talk about what they <see, touch, smell, hear or taste>
  • Use simple equipment to help make observations
  • Perform a simple test
  • Tell other people about what they have done
  • Identify and classify things they observe
  • Think of some questions to ask
  • Explain what has been found out
  • Show their work using pictures, labels and captions
  • Record findings using standard units
  • Put some information in a chart or table

Life and Living Processes - Biology

  • Point out some of the differences between different animals
  • Classify common animals (birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals)
  • Describe how an animal is suited to its environment
  • Name the parts of the human body that they can see
  • Classify animals by what they eat (carnivore, herbivore, omnivore)
  • Name the petals, stem, leaf and root of a plant
  • Identify and name a range of common  wild and garden plants and trees
  • Sort some animals by body covering, for example, scales, fur and skin

Materials - Chemistry

  • Describe materials using senses, using specific scientific words
  • Explain what material objects are made from
  • Explain why a material might be useful for a specific job
  • Name some different materials
  • Sort materials into groups by a given criteria

Seasonal Changes - Physics

  • Observe changes across the four seasons
  • Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies

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