Fighting fit!


Animals (including humans)


  • notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

Twist and bend


Uses of Everyday Materials


  • identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
  • find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Ready, steady, sow!




  • observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
  • find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.




Home sweet home


Living Things & Their Habitats


  • explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive •identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats
  • describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.

Going green!


The Environment

  • Measure the melting of ice in a comparative test.
  • Perform a test and draw a conclusion.
  • Sort items for recycling based on their materials.
  • Suggest ways we can reduce, reuse and recycle.
  • Investigate the answer to a question.
  • Take surveys and use the information to help answer a question.
  • ask and answer questions about the rainforest.
  • Identify and classify rainforest animals
  • Set up a test and record the results.
  • Accurately measure water and record my measurements.
  • Ask and answer questions about endangered animals

Show stopping scientists


Scientists and Inventors


  • Describe how greenhouses help plants grow healthily.
  • Observe whether plants grow best inside or outside of a greenhouse
  • Identify different parts of plants.
  • Use a magnifying glass to help me draw different parts of plants.
  •  Use ideas to explain how doctors use science.
  • Describe what is important in order to stay healthy.
  • Describe Louis Pasteur’s life and work.
  • Find out why we wash our hands
  •  Describe Charles Macintosh and his famous invention.
  • Investigate the most suitable fabric for a particular use.