Science Summer 1


During Summer 1 in Science, we will be focusing on 'Plants' and 'Living Things and their Habitats'.

Our Scientific Enquiry focus is observing changes.


Knowledge and Understanding

Key Skills for Investigating and Observing

  • observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
  • find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy
  • identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats 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.


  • Make simple observations
  • Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways
  • Use simple equipment such as magnifying glasses and (digital) microscopes for observation and egg timers for timing.
  • Gather data and record it to help answer questions – also using ICT
  • Use simple scientific language relevant to the area of study and in investigations
  • Record my observations in writing and simple diagrams
  • I compare observations using scientific vocabulary
  • I say whether what happened was what I expected