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KS1 - Year 1 - Seasonal changes

Daylight graphFree! 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | OS1D008

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
I can create a pictogram of the number of hours of daylight in different seasons.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | Daylight graph

Ordering the seasons 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | OS1D001

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
I can place the months and seasons in order.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | Ordering the seasons

Seasonal events 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | OS1D002

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
I can match some events to their seasons.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | Seasonal events

Dressing for the season 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | OS1D003

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
I can explain why we need to wear different clothes in different seasons.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | Dressing for the season

Plants through the seasons 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | OS1D004

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
I can describe plants in different seasons.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | Plants through the seasons

Types of weather 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | OS1D005

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
I can describe different types of weather.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | Types of weather

Weather and the seasons 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | OS1D006

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
I can explain what the weather is like in different seasons.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | Weather and the seasons

Hours of daylight 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | OS1D007

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
I can explain how much daylight we get in different seasons.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Seasonal changes | Hours of daylight