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Science – Year Two

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Essential Skills and Knowledge
I can observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
I can find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
I can notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.
I can find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air).
I can describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
I can identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.
I can find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
Communication SkillsWorking together Collaborative SkillsProblem Solving
I can explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive
I can identify that most living things live in habitats and explain what a habitat and micro habitat are
I can describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
I can identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
I can 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
I can raise and answer questions that help me become familiar with life processes common to all living things
I can get on with my investigation without distracting others
I am prepared to listen to the views of others and respect them as valid
I enjoy collaborative tasks
I can work together with others on an investigation and appreciate the contributions of others
I can suggest why certain materials are better for certain things than other materials
I can carry out experiments to investigate the growth of plants
I can set up a comparative test to show that plants need light and water to stay healthy

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