Year 1 Content

Science: By the end of the Year 1 most children

Working scientifically

  • ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways
  • observe closely using simple equipment
  • perform simple tests
  • identify and classify objects
  • use their observations to suggest answers to questions
  • gather and record data to help in answering questions

Seasonal Changes

  • observe changes across the four seasons
  • observe and describe weather associated with the season and how day length varies

Plants

  • identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
  • identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees

Animals, including humans

  • identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
  • identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)
  • identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense

Everyday Materials

  • distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
  • Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock
  • describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
  • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple properties