Year 1 Life and living things worksheets
Try this experiment and discover if spreading seeds out helps them to grow better than keeping them all in one place.
Use your local library or the internet to find out how each of these animals keep warm in the winter.
Cut out these cards. Match each picture to the correct group of sentences!
Can you think of things you do only in the spring and summer?
Draw a picture of yourself in the autumn and a picture of yourself in the winter, then answer these questions about what you do in these seasons.
Can you order the months of the year? Cut out all the months and stick them on a piece of paper in order. Now, see if you can put them into the right seasons.
How well do you know your seasons? Cut out their names below and stick them next to the right picture, then cut out the words at the bottom of the sheet and stick them next to the season you think they belong in.
Some of these things are living, some were once alive but are now dead and some have never been alive. Can you cut out the cards and group them in the circles?
Look at these jumbled-up food chain cards. Can you cut them out and order them correctly? Remember to draw arrows from one to the next (the arrow points from the animal being eaten to the animal eating it).
Autumn is a great time for collecting! Why not go on an autumn treasure hunt and make a scrapbook with all the things you discover.
You will see lots of butterflies around in the summer. Flowers are in bloom and butterflies get their food by flying from flower to flower, sticking their long tongues out to suck the nectar (a sugary liquid) up. Can you spot any butterflies in your garden or to a nearby park. Look in the bushes. Did you see any of these butterflies?
In KS1 science children learn to differentiate between living and non-living things in terms of characteristics such as movement, growth and breathing. Identify which things are living and which are non-living, but watch out ... sometimes it's not as obvious as it seems!
How many labels can you fill in with names of body parts? Add some arrows to show where they are! Try and think about the more obscure parts of the body. Can you learn at least three new parts?
Look at some pictures of different animals. Compare yourself to them. What do you have that is the same as a given animal? What is different about you? Try to find at least five differences and five similarities.
Many animals across the world have similar characteristics, even if they live in very different places. Use your research skills to find information in books and online and see how many animals you can put in the following boxes. Remember, some animals may fall into more than one box!
Cut out the cards. Each player chooses a few cards; the other players need to ask questions to help them guess the identity of the animal or human pictured on the card.
Close your eyes and put your finger on one of these senses cards. Your game partner will offer you an object. Using only that sense, can you guess what the item is?
Using a soft animal toy and a doll, label the different parts. Which parts do we all have (head, eyes, ears, etc.)? Now collect a few different soft animal toys. Can you group the animals that all have the same body parts together (for example all the ones that have tails, all the ones that have wings, all the ones that have fur)?
Give Twister a science-learning dimension! Play the game with a different set of rules involving lots of body parts.