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KS1 - Year 1 Seasonal changes

Learning objective

I can create a pictogram of the number of hours of daylight in different seasons.

Children use data from a simple table to create a pictogram. They cut and paste the images provided or draw their own symbols.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1d1: Observe changes across the four seasons
  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1d2: Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies
As the seasons change, so do the number of hours of daylight.
Numbers can be represented on a pictogram.
Year 1 Seasonal changes | Outstanding Science

Ordering the seasons Worksheet

Outstanding Science Year 1 | Seasonal changes | OS1D001

Learning objective

I can place the months and seasons in order.

Children place the seasons and months of the year in order. They use this information to create a disc showing the sequence of seasons and months.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1d1: Observe changes across the four seasons
The 12 months of the year are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.
The four seasons are spring, summer, autumn and winter.
The months of the year repeat in a predictable cycle.
The seasons repeat in a predictable cycle.
Year 1 Seasonal changes | Outstanding Science

Seasonal events Worksheet

Outstanding Science Year 1 | Seasonal changes | OS1D002

Learning objective

I can match some events to their seasons.

Children look at 9 different events from throughout the year. They place them in the right season.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1d1: Observe changes across the four seasons
The four seasons are spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Different events take place in different seasons.
Year 1 Seasonal changes | Outstanding Science

Dressing for the season Worksheet

Outstanding Science Year 1 | Seasonal changes | OS1D003

Learning objective

I can explain why we need to wear different clothes in different seasons.

Children look at 25 different items of clothing. They match them to the correct season.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1d1: Observe changes across the four seasons
The four seasons are spring, summer autumn and winter.
The weather changes from season to season.
We wear different clothes in different seasons as the weather changes.
Year 1 Seasonal changes | Outstanding Science

Plants through the seasons Worksheet

Outstanding Science Year 1 | Seasonal changes | OS1D004

Learning objective

I can describe plants in different seasons.

Children look at 9 pictures of plants at different times of the year. They match them to the correct season.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1d1: Observe changes across the four seasons
The four seasons are spring, summer autumn and winter.
Plants change in different ways as the seasons change.
Year 1 Seasonal changes | Outstanding Science

Types of weather Worksheet

Outstanding Science Year 1 | Seasonal changes | OS1D005

Learning objective

I can describe different types of weather.

Children look at 6 pictures of different types of weather. They cut and paste the correct description, or write their own.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1d2: Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies
There are different types of weather.
Types of weather include cloudy and overcast, snow, sunny, sunny with few clouds, thunder and lightning, and rain.
Year 1 Seasonal changes | Outstanding Science

Weather and the seasons Worksheet

Outstanding Science Year 1 | Seasonal changes | OS1D006

Learning objective

I can explain what the weather is like in different seasons.

Children look at 4 different types of weather and match them to the seasons where they are most likely to see them. They draw another picture of typical weather in each season.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1d2: Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies
The four seasons are spring, summer, autumn and winter.
The weather changes depending on the season.
Spring and Autumn have similar weather.
Year 1 Seasonal changes | Outstanding Science

Hours of daylight Worksheet

Outstanding Science Year 1 | Seasonal changes | OS1D007

Learning objective

I can explain how much daylight we get in different seasons.

Children match 4 timelines showing the Sun's position in the sky to their respective seasons.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1d2: Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies
The four seasons are spring, summer, autumn and winter.
As the seasons change, the Sun rises and sets at different times.
Days in spring and autumn receive similar amounts of daylight.
Year 1 Seasonal changes | Outstanding Science