Reception Science worksheets

That’s my stone game

That’s my stone!

How good are your observation skills? Have a go at this game which tests how good your are at spotting the similarities and differences between objects.

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Sorting clothes worksheet

Sorting clothes

When it is time to change over your child’s wardrobe from season to season or you are having a big clear out, take the opportunity to involve them and look at what different clothes are made from. Talk about the materials the clothes are made from and together look at the labels showing their properties.
On-the-ground investigation

On-the-ground investigation

Throw a hoop or a circle of string around an area of grass and look really carefully at all the different things you can see there. Make a list or draw pictures of all the different things you can see. It might include bugs, different types of grasses, soil, flowers and stones. You can also do this with a friend to see if they can find different items to you.

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Observing the seasons: winter

Observing the seasons: winter

As the seasons change, take the opportunity to go on an observation walk to see what’s happening! Here are some great ideas for hands-on winter fun!
Observing the seasons: summer

Observing the seasons: summer

As the seasons change, take the opportunity to go on an observation walk to see what’s happening! Here are some great hands-on fun activities for summer!
Observing the seasons: spring

Observing the seasons: spring

As the seasons change, take the opportunity to go on an observation walk to see what’s happening! Here are some great hands-on Spring fun ideas.
Observing the seasons: autumn

Observing the seasons: autumn

As the seasons change, take the opportunity to go on an observation walk to see what’s happening! Here are lots of suggestions for fun things to look for on your autumn work.
Make a waterproof for a teddy

Make a waterproof for a teddy

It may be a wet day, but Teddy wants to go out and play! How can we keep Teddy dry in the rain? Let's choose materials to help make something waterproof for Teddy.

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Investigating bugs worksheet

Investigating bugs

Arm yourself with some small containers (see-through if possible) and a magnifying glass and find out what bugs live in your garden. Lift up stones and logs, look in dark corners near sheds, dig around in the soil and find cobwebs on the window sill. See if you can catch some bugs in your containers and talk to an adult about what each bug looks like.

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How cool are you investigation

How cool are you?

Go for a hunt around your house and find which places are the warmest and which are the coolest. Write the names of each place on these cards, or can you draw a picture showing the place? Can you put the cards in order from the warmest to the coolest place?

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Be a poo detective

Be a poo detective

Poo is always a fascinating subject for children and definitely gets their attention! Why not go for a nature walk and find out which animals have left their smelly remains then answer these questions?
Animal guess who game

Animal guess who game

Think of an animal. Draw a picture of it on a sticker and stick it on another player’s forehead. The person with the sticker has to ask questions to find out which animal they are. Take it in turns to be the person with the sticker!
All about worms investigation

All about worms

Go into your garden and dig up two earthworms. Put them next to each other and see if you can find things that are the same about them and things that are different. Look at their length, their patterns, their colour Can you draw pictures of them both, showing the difference between them? You could also try building your own wormery.

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Nocturnal and diurnal animals worksheet

Nocturnal and diurnal animals

A worksheet to prompt the discussion of which animals are awake during the day (diurnal) and which are awake during the night (nocturnal).

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On the farm: where animals live worksheet

On the farm: where animals live

A worksheet designed to help your child match an animal to its home.
Physical processes: morning and night worksheet

Physical processes: morning and night

A worksheet designed to prompt a discussion about the differences between day and night.
Searching for mini-beasts activity

Searching for minibeasts

Encourage your child to look outside for minibeasts. Use this sheet to record what you find.

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Identify the loudest sound

Identify the loudest sound

A fabulous game to encourage discussion and develop your child's reasoning skills whilst learning more about sounds.

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Sorting materials: soft and hard activity

Sorting materials: soft and hard

Encourage your child to feel a variety of objects and then sort them according to whether they are soft or hard.

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All about me worksheet

All about me

Help your child think about their family and living arrangements with this worksheet, which encourages them to draw a picture of their home and the people who live in it.

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