Maggie Mackie

Dorking Road, Chilworth. Surrey, GU4 8NP

01483 562 476

info@chilworth.surrey.sch.uk

Chilworth Church of England

Infant School & Nursery

Curriculum in focus- Science

 

“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, they’re the one who asks the right questions.”

Chilworth Infant School – progression in Science

Year 1 Year 2

Planning

  • With support, ask simple questions about the world around them
  • With support use text to find information

 

 

  • Ask simple questions about the world around them.
  • Suggest how to find things out 
  • With support make suggestions about how to collect data to answer questions 
  • With support use a range of texts to find information

Carrying Out

  • Make observations using their senses 
  • With support use simple equipment provided to make observations 

 

  • Use simple equipment provided to make observations
  • Begin to recognise when a test or comparison is unfair

 

 

Interpreting and Evaluation

  • Talk about what they found out
  • With support, compare objects living things and events. 
  • With support decide how to sort and group objects, living things and materials

 

  • Say what their observations show and whether it was what they expected. 
  • With guidance begin to notice patterns and relationships
  • Compare objects living things and materials 
  • Decide how to sort and group objects, living things and material

Recording and presenting data

 

 

  • With support in groups record observations, photos, drawings and simple charts.
  • Communicate observations orally , in drawing , labelling, simple writing and using ICT
  • Record observations in different ways (simple tables)
  • Describe their observations using scientific vocabulary

 

 

Scientific Knowledge

Year 1 Year 2

Plants

  • Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and every green trees. 
  • Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
  • Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
  • Find out and describe how plants need water, light and suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.

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
  • 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  

 

 

 

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 physical properties
  • 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

 

Seasonal changes 

  • Observe changes across the 4 seasons
  • Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living things and 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 microhabitats
  • 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