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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Brilliant Builders: Comparing Materials

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

  • considering the most suitable materials to fix an umbrella – through investigation, using simple equipment to simulate rain. This activity...

Art and Nature

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

  • sorting and classifying a range of materials into plant based and non-plant based.
  • looking at seed dispersal and pollination – making their...

Exploring Changes

This resource contains six activities that link to Everyday Materials – with a focus on exploring the changes materials can undergo. They are designed for use with mixed age groups classes of Year 1 and 2. Activities include:

  • observing ice melt and exploring what happens to the particles when things...

Habitats and Homes

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:

  • designing and building their own allotment, full of edible plants, whilst understanding the growing conditions plants require...

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