Throughout Key Stage 1 Science lessons your child will be learning about the importance of asking questions, gathering evidence, carrying out experiments and looking at different ways of presenting their results. Lessons are practical and focus on the world around them. Speaking and listening is highly valued throughout science lessons, as this not only encourages children to explore scientific vocabulary but also share and develop their ideas with others.
In the National Curriculum (2014) children in Year 1 will learn about:
· Plants, identifying and naming plants and looking at their basic structure
· Animals including humans, identifying and naming a range of animals and understanding how and why they are grouped (e.g. mammals, birds, amphibians etc)
· Everyday materials, looking at their properties
· Seasonal changes, observing changes across the four seasons and looking at different types of weather