Science

  • What’s in your habitat? — Children look at and identify some of the animals and plants that live in a habitat.
  • Apprentice Gardener — Children use their observations to describe and identify seeds. They start to plant a series of seeds that they will observe over the next few weeks, plant some bulbs to observe as a class and begin a class book to record their investigations
  • Growing up – Children identify the needs of a human baby and identify the changes that have occurred as they have grown from a baby into a child. The unit progresses to looking ath the stages of human life. Children find out more about babies by questioning an expert (a parent or health professional). They may also meet a baby.
  • Take care — Children first think about what they need to do to stay safe and healthy. They then sort food, group into categories and plan a healthy meal. The unit also focuses on physical health and the importance of cleanliness
  • Materials — Children identify which materials are appropriate for certain objects and which are not based upon their properties. Children carry out a comparative test to find out which types of materials are appropriate or not appropriate to make a teabag.
  • Shaping up – a unit investigating how we can change the shape of objects. They decide on suitable uses for a range of materials and test different types of elastics to see how well they stretch.