Year 1 Science

These are the types of Science questions that children aged 5 to 6 in year 1, should be able to answer. Click resources to see samples.


Strand Ref Know how to e.g.
WORK
SCIENTIFICALLY
1W1

Use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills :

  • asking simple questions
  • observing closely, using simple equipment
  • performing simple tests
  • identifying and classifying
  • using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
PLANTS 1P1

Identify and name a variety of common plants, including garden plants, wild plants and trees, and those classified as deciduous and evergreen

  1P2

Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers

Plants R Us
ANIMALS
Including humans
1A1

Identify and name a variety of common animals that are birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and invertebrates

  1A2

Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

 
  1A3

Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and invertebrates, including pets)

 
  1A4

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
1M1

Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made

  1M2

Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock

 
  1M3

Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials

 
  1M4

Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties

 
  1M6

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

 
SEASONAL
CHANGES
1S1

Observe the apparent movement of the Sun during the day

  1S2

Observe changes across the four seasons

 
  1S3

Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

 


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