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Summer 2: In science this half term we will look at seasonal changes. This will include: 

  • Observing changes during Summer
  • Observe and describe the weather in Summer
  • Observer and describe how the day length varies in Summer 


We will also be looking at materials. This will include:

  • distinguishing between an object and the material from which it is made
  • identifying and naming a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock
  • describing the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
  • comparing and grouping together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties


In science this year we will be working scientifically. Year 1 will:

  • ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways

  • observe closely, using simple equipment

  • perform simple tests

  • identify and classify

  • use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

  • gather and record data to help in answering questions.


We would like all children to:

  • Be curious about the world around us.

  • Have the ability to think independently and raise questions through working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings. 

  • Have confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations using equipment effectively. 

  • Have excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving real and challenging problems and reporting scientific findings.

  • Have high levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills.

  • Have the ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork.

  • Have a passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies.