SCIENCE

Science Work Packs 3
 
From 29th June 2020, the last work packs for each year group, including science, are available to be collected from school. The PDFs that this science work was taken from are available below.
 
Year 1
 
Animals including Humans
 

The first pdf is a summary of what Year 1 children learn about Animals. This will remind the children what we have looked at and it can be used to help with the other pdfs, which are activities for your child to try at home. There are easier and harder versions to choose from.

Year 2
 
Animals including Humans
 
The first sheet is a summary of what Year 2 children learned about Animals. Your child should read both sides and see how much of this they remember learning. Then they should try the activities.
The first activity is to choose one of the pets to read about and make a fact file. The second activity is to use the survey information about children’s pets to make a tally chart, a pictogram and finally to answer some questions about it.
Year 3
 
Animals including Humans
 
The first sheet is a summary of what Year 3 children learned about Animals including Humans. Children should read this and see how much they have remembered. Then they can test themselves by trying the activities. One of these is keeping a food diary for a week - the three double-sided sheets will fold in half to make the diary.
 
Year 4 

Living Things and their Habitats 2
 
The Living Things summary sheet gives a list of natural and man-made changes to the environment that can affect animals and plants. The other resources include a powerpoint that gives a little more information about this and a reading comprehension about plastic pollution (easier and harder versions to choose from). The WWF website also has lots of information about endangered species and the different habitats they live in.
 
Your child should use these resources to help with the Endangered Animal activity and the Environmental Changes activity.
Year 5
 
Forces
 
This is another revision of what we learned earlier in the year. The first sheet is a summary of everything children can learn about Forces in Year 5. This can be used to help with the activities. The reading comprehension about Isaac Newton has easier and harder versions to choose from.
Year 6
 
Revision
 
The summary sheets cover everything Year 6 children learn in Science. Your child should use these to help with each section of the Revision Booklet. For those with access to the internet, the websites below could also help. Your child should attempt the booklet in stages - not all in one go!
Science Work Packs 2
 
From the 8th June 2020, the latest work packs for each year group, including science, are available to be collected from school. The PDFs that this science work was taken from are available below.
 
Year 1
 
Seasonal Change
 

The first two sheets are a summary of what Year 1 children learn about the Seasons (some of the same information appears on both sheets).This can be used to help with the other sheets, which are activities for your child to try at home.

Year 2

 

Living Things and their Habitats

 

The first sheet is a summary of what Year 2 children learn about Living Things. This can be used to help the children complete the activity sheets.

Year 3

The first sheet is a summary of what Year 3 children learn about Light. The second sheet is a summary of what they learn about Rocks. Most of this was covered in class.
These sheets should be used to revise both Light and Rocks before trying the activities provided.
Year 4
 
Living Things and their Habitats
 
The first sheet is a summary of what Year 4 children learn about Living Things. This can also be used to help with the activities provided for your child to try at home.
The Escape the Safari Park activity has nine clues to solve to make a nine-digit code. There are just a couple of questions/clues that some children might need help with or access to research. Either way, there is powerpoint with the answers for each clue.

Year 5

This science pack is a revision of what we learned earlier in the year. The first sheet is a summary of everything children can learn about Earth and Space in Year 5. This can be used to help with the activities that follow.

The first three activities each have answers on the back. The final activity is a research activity. For those children who do not have the opportunity to research the planets of the solar system, they can use the summary sheet and activity sheets to draw pictures and write some basic facts such as relative size, appearance, position in relation to the sun and other planets etc.
Year 6
 
Evolution and Inheritance

The first sheet is a summary of what Year 6 children learn about Evolution. This will also be needed to help with the activities provided for your child to try at home.

The Escape the Museum activity has nine clues to solve to make a nine-digit code. There are some questions/clues that children might need help with or access to research. Either way, there is an answer sheet to check each clue. Unfortunately, Clue 9 does contain an incorrect question and answer (for your information, all breeds of domestic dog belong to the same species - they are just bred to be extremely varied).

Children should try the Adaptation activities using what they have learned this year and also what they hopefully learned in previous years. However, access to research, such as the internet or books, would give them more ideas.

Home school Science lessons

 

From Wednesday 22nd April, daily lessons are available through the following two links. Both sites offer lessons across the subjects for KS1 and KS2. On each site, the Science lessons can be found on the Wednesday of the timetable. 

The Oak National Academy offers an online classroom for each Year group. BBC Bitesize offers combined lessons for Year1&2, Year 3&4 and Year 5&6.

Parents and children can choose which of these online lessons suit them but I would like each child to try one weekly science lesson. Hopefully one of these links will make home learning a bit easier for your children.

 

Best wishes to everybody,

Mr Twynam

 

Practical Science Activities for KS1 and KS2

 

I am adding new documents each week with ideas for practical science activities to try at home. Each child should try at least one of these practical activities each week. Your child can also continue to work through the Science Home Learning Activities.
 
Mr Twynam
 
Self-guided Science Home Learning
 
From Wednesday 18th March 2020
 
The document below (Science Home Learning) lists the science topic that each Year group was learning in school, as well as the topic they would have been learning next. Check the list for your child's Year group, then use the weblinks to find relevant activities.
 
These online activities could be starting points for more research and could also be used as ideas for:
  • writing sentences or paragraphs about what has been learned
  • drawing and labelling pictures
  • designing fact sheets or posters
  • starting a Science dictionary of new words they discover
 
Mr Twynam