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Year 2

Science Planning Knowledge Content, and Working Scientifically Skills

In Year 2 pupils should be taught

 

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Living Things and their Habitats

LTH1

explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive

LTH2

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

LTH3

identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats

LTH4

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.

 

Plants

P1

observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants

P2

find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.

 

Animals including Humans

AH1

notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults

AH2

find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)

AH3

describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

 

Uses of Everyday Materials

UEM1

identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses

UEM2

find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

 

Working Scientifically

WS1

asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways

WS2

observing closely, using simple equipment

WS3

performing simple tests

WS4

identifying and classifying

WS5

using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

WS6

gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

 

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