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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Wild and Wonderful Creatures

This resource contains six activities that link to animals including humans, they are designed for use with mixed age groups classes of Year 1 and 2. Activities include:

  • identifying and sorting different animals based on observable characteristics

  • creating a desert island, to...

Food Chains

This resource contains six activities that link to living things and their habitats, they are designed for use with mixed age groups classes of Year 1 and 2. Activities include:

  • role-play of food chains, understanding the importance of food chains and a variety of animal and plant life.
  • ...

People and their Pets

This resource contains six activities that link to Animals, including humans and Materials, they are designed for use with mixed age groups classes of Year 1 and 2. Activities include:

  • exploring and observing animals in their school grounds, through a nature walk.
  • opportunities to observe...

Weather Art

This resource contains six activities that link to Seasonal Changes, they are designed for use with mixed age groups classes of Year 1 and 2. Activities include:

  • learning about the four seasons through creating a class collage.
  • creating their own ‘wind sock’ and measuring wind direction
  • ...

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