Hamilton Trust Mixed Years 1 and 2 Science

This collection of resources have been produced by Hamilton Trust to support science in mixed year group classes of Year 1 and 2. They are split into 12 blocks of 6 sessions, each of which can be completed within a half-term. The materials are designed to encourage a practical approach to primary science and includes key skills and ways of working scientifically. The blocks are:

  • Amazing Me
  • Wild Weather
  • Brilliant builders
  • Growing things
  • Wild and wonderful creatures
  • Food chains
  • People and their pets
  • Weather art
  • Brilliant builders: Comparing materials
  • Art and nature
  • Exploring changes
  • Habitats and homes

This collection of resources is part of the Hamilton Trust Primary Science collection.

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Amazing Me

This resource contains six activities that link to animals, including humans and cover aspects of working scientifically. These include:

  • observing changes over time using past and current photographs of themselves

  • looking for patterns between hand and foot size within their class...

Wild Weather

This resource contains six activities that link to seasonal change and cover aspects of working scientifically. They include:

  • observing and describing weather associated with different seasons of the year

  • recording how shadow length changes over a day and creating bar charts to...

Brilliant Builders

This resource contains six activities that link to materials and their properties and cover aspects of working scientifically. They include:

  • identifying different materials in the classroom and sorting them according to their properties

  • exploring the properties of different...

Growing Things

This resource contains six activities that link to plants and cover aspects of working scientifically. They include:

  • identifying and making close observations of different plants

  • preparing pots for growing potatoes

  • investigating what seeds need to germinate...

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