Last half term children continued to be excited by their science topics and are already being engaged by their new science topics this half term.
Year 1 will be looking forward to learning about seasonal changes, observing changes in weather and day length across the four seasons. They will start the topic by exploring the transition from winter to spring, recording what the trees look like and the clothes people wear.
This half term Year 2 are continuing to learn about the use of everyday materials. They will be investigating the suitability of different materials for different requirements, such as observing which materials are most waterproof.
Year 3 will begin to explore the topic of animals including humans, with a focus on the skeleton and nutrition of human beings. Throughout the half term the children will be learning to identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat. They will also identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
In Year 4 the children will be continuing to learn about states of matter. They will continue to experiment with materials to observe their changes of state at different temperatures. They will also explore the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.
As part of their animals and living things topic in Year 5, the children will learn about changes that happen to humans and they grow into old age, and explore the timeline of growth and development in humans. They will also build on their learning from the last half term, continuing to learn about the process of reproduction in plants and animals.
Finally, this half term Year 6 will be investigating evolution and inheritance. Throughout the half term they will learn to recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. They will also identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.