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Year 1 Science

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Is your child a budding little scientist? Find out how to develop their science skills and knowledge in Year 1, with hundreds of Year 1 science worksheets, games and activities. Encourage your child to ask questions, work out how they might find the answer, and use different methods of recording the results, for example using drawings, charts and tables.

Covering the core topics of living things, materials and physical processes, you’ll find everything you need to make science real (and fun!) at home.

Plus, for a complete course in Year 1 science, check out our fantastic Year 1 Science Learning Journey programme.


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Year 1 science: what your child learns
Got a budding little scientist in the family? Here’s what they will learn to develop their science skills and knowledge in Year 1.
What are materials?
What are materials?
Metal, plastic, wood, glass... just some of the materials we use to make the things that surround us. Find out what your child will be taught about materials and their properties in KS1, then try some hands-on activities to support their learning at home.
Children doing experiments
Fun science activities to try at home
Want to inspire your child to enjoy science? Try these easy, engaging activities together at home.


Be a leaf detective
Be a leaf detective
Go into your garden and see how many different plants you can find. How could you find out the names of these plants? Who could help you find out? Now play the find my leaf game!
Sinking and floating investigation
Sinking and floating investigation
Look at these pictures. Can you identify the objects? Which ones do you think will float in water? Which ones will sink? Why? Ask a parent if there any that you can test.
Labelling body parts correctly
Labelling body parts correctly
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?
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Science pack

Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2 learning pack

Beans, gingerbread men, ice, washing-up bottles and cocoa powder – that's all you need to demonstrate key KS1 and KS2 science concepts to your child at the kitchen table. Packed with simple experiments, fun games (Muffled Chinese Whispers, anyone?) and parent-friendly science explanations, our Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2 learning pack is all you need to make primary science come to life for your child.

Plant shoot growing

Learning about life and living things in Year 1 science

Life and living things is a core topic of science learning in Year 1; children look at plants, animals and the human body. Help your child develop their knowledge at home with these great activities:

Year 1 Science Learning Journey

Discover a complete learning programme that covers all the core science skills that your child must master by the end of Year 1. This comprehensive programme enables you to cover every topic in the curriculum with just one 10-minute worksheet every week at home.

Get started on the Year 1 Science Learning Journey and by doing just a few minutes of fun work each week with your child at home, you will inspire their learning, fire up their hunger for knowledge… and ensure they’re not only on top of their lessons but brimming over with facts and actively contributing to classes.