Science - Year 2

Y2 Topics - Click on quick links below.

All of our year groups cover the complete curriculum with the exception of Maths, English, Computing and Language. Currently, Maths and English are being developed through new activities as well as integrated into existing ones.

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National Curriculum Standard Hands-On Education Activity
Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
Sc2/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
Sc2/1.4 identifying and classifying
Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.
Sc2/2.1a explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive
Sc2/2.1b 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
Sc2/2.1c identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
Sc2/2.1d 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.
Sc2/2.2a observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
Sc2/2.2b find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy
Sc2/2.3a notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
Sc2/2.3b find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
Sc2/2.3c describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene
Sc2/3.1a identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for different uses
Sc2/3.1b compare how things move on different surfaces
Sc2/3.1c find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching

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