Shenton Primary School

Empowering and nurturing young minds to achieve excellence

Year 1 & 2 Science Week 2021

Children at Shenton Primary School are naturally curious. Science will therefore nurture this curiosity and allow them to ask questions and develop the skills they need to answer those questions. Science allows children to explore their world and discover new things. It is an active subject, containing activities such as hands-on experiments and observations.


Science week is an exciting opportunity for your children to carry out new learning about learn about animals, plants and the environment.


Year 1: 

This unit will teach your children about the four seasons, with a particular focus on autumn and winter. They will learn what the word weather means and find out how different types of weather can be measured. Your children will use a class weather station to observe, measure and record the weather across the seasons. They will also observe changes across the seasons by exploring the signs of autumn and winter through nature and wildlife. A range of learning activities are used in this unit including observation, discussion and learning outside. Children also work scientifically by collecting, recording and interpreting simple data.

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Year 2: 

In this unit children will have the opportunity to closely study plants and trees in the natural environment, taking measurements and making observational drawings. Children will be investigating how carrot tops grow in different environments and compare them as they grow. They will record changes of observations and results in words and/or pictures, and take measurements throughout the unit. Children will be working towards setting up a comparative experiment to understand that plants need water to survive.