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Science in Key Stage 1

In Key Stage 1 the children will:

  • Experience and observe phenomena, looking closely at the natural and human-made world around them.
  • Be encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice.
  • Develop their understanding of scientific ideas through the use of first hand experiences of different types of scientific enquiry. 
  • Use simple scientific language to talk about what they have found out and communicate this in a variety of ways.

Finding food for omnivores, herbivores and carnivores

Finding food for omnivores, herbivores and carnivores 1 We had to compare things and sort.
Finding food for omnivores, herbivores and carnivores 2 We had to use what we know to find the animals.
Finding food for omnivores, herbivores and carnivores 3 We talked about what we had found out.

Seasonal Changes

Seasonal Changes 1 We found signs of Autumn.
Seasonal Changes 2 We raised our own simple questions.
Seasonal Changes 3 We compared our findings
Seasonal Changes 4 I notice changes over time.
Seasonal Changes 5 Using their observations to suggest answers.

Chestnut Class - 

The children were encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they noticed. We asked the simple question- which animals hibernate? Where do they hibernate? 

 

We then used our research in books and the internet and what we observed while outside to answer these questions.

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Picture 2

Comparative and fair testing - 

 

The year 2 children were tasked with finding out a way to clean Kelly Kangaroos paws. 

 

They performed a simple test to find out why we use soap?

 

The children closely observed the changes and drew a diagram to show their findings.

 

Impact: experience practical activities.

Progression: perform different types of scientific enquiry.

Why use soap?

Why use soap? 1
Why use soap? 2
Why use soap? 3
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