Key Stage 1 Science Assessment

This framework is used to make an assessment at the end of the key stage 1 and not to track progress throughout the key stage. The statements for Working Scientifically and Science Content are for 'working at the expected standard'

Working towards the expected standard

Working at the expected standard

Working at greater depth within the expected standard

Key Stage 1 Science Assessment

October 28, 2017 admin

Working Scientifically

The pupil can:

  • ask their own questions about what they notice
  • use different types of scientific enquiry to gather and record data, using simple equipment where appropriate, to answer questions including:
    1. observing changes over time
    2. noticing similarities, differences and patterns
    3. grouping and classifying things
    4. carrying out simple comparative tests
    5. finding things out using secondary sources of information
  • use appropriate scientific language from the national curriculum to communicate their ideas in a variety of ways, what they do and what they find out.

Science Content

The pupil can:

  • name and locate parts of the human body, including those related to the senses, and describe the importance of exercise, balanced diet and hygiene for humans
  • describe the basic needs of animals for survival and the main changes as young animals, including humans, grow into adults
  • describe basic needs of plants for survival and the impact of changing these and the main changes as seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
  • identify whether things are alive, dead or have never lived
  • describe and compare the observable features of animals from a range of groups
  • group animals according to what they eat, describe how animals get their food from other animals and/or from plants, and use simple food chains to describe these relationships
  • describe seasonal changes
  • name different plants and animals and describe how they are suited to different habitats
  • use their knowledge and understanding of the properties of materials, to distinguish objects from materials, identify and group everyday materials, and compare their suitability for different uses.
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