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

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


This links to our diversity and spirituality driver.


In science this half term 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.