Science – Foundation Year

To the point

  • Discuss and describe the ways in which objects such as toys move and the materials they are made out of.
  • Describe and copy the behaviour and sounds of living things such as animals.
  • Talk about the different types of weather and seasons. Discuss type of clothing they would wear and the type of activities they would do.

The long bit with all the background detail

Describe the properties and behaviour of familiar objects.

  • Encourage them to describe the properties of familiar materials and objects through verbal descriptions, drawing and written text
  • Discuss and describe the ways in which toys move.
  • Discuss and describe what materials toys are made out of.
  • Read various books about the way animals move and the body parts that assist them in their movements
  • Encourage them to describe and copy the behaviour and sounds of living things such as animals.
  • Ask them to choose an animal and draw everything that the animal would need to survive.

Describe how the environment affects them and other living things.

  • Talk about the different types of weather and seasons.
  • Provide them with a weather forecast and ask them  to draw the type of clothing they would wear and the type of activities they would do. Ask them what they would do if the weather changed.
  • Encourage them to explain how the environment affects them and their needs in different environments
  • Encourage them to explain how the environment affects other living things

Share observations of events.

  • Encourage them to share observations of events through verbal descriptions, drawing and written text
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