Science in Year 1

This half term in Science we have been learning about ourselves.

We started off by thinking about the names of some of our body parts and used them to play a game of ‘Simon Says’. We thought about where our wrists, ankles, knuckles and nostrils are.

Then we used mirrors to look closely at our faces and our facial features. We noticed that everyone looks different, some people have brown eyes, some people have blue eyes, we also realised that everyone’s noses are slightly different too.

This week we have been starting to think about our 5 senses and the body parts associated with each sense. We will take part in experiments to find out how our senses are useful to us in our everyday lives.

In English we will be writing our own senses poems.


How to help at home 

  • Play ‘Simon Says’ using body parts e.g. Simon says touch your ankles.
  • When eating dinner discuss the taste of different foods, challenge your children to use words like sweet, sour, bitter etc.
  • Have a go at a senses calming activity – write down 5 things you can see, 4 things you can feel, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, 1 thing you can taste.