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KS1 Science: Plants -Fruits and seeds
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KS1 Science: Plants -Fruits and seeds

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Get children to consider fruits and seeds in their diet and undertake cross curricular maths activity: estimating the amount of seeds in fruit. It complements our book ‘From a tiny seed to a mighty tree’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1 Science: Plants Statutory requirements: Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. Year 2 Science: Plants Statutory requirements: Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should be introduced to the requirements of plants for germination, growth and survival, as well as to the processes of reproduction and growth in plants.
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Word Search
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Word Search

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Perfect for early morning work and alongside science work on materials, this word search will get children engaged and discussing the important issue of the impact of plastics on our environment. Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of recycling has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with this free resource. Suitable for both KS1 and KS2. See also our free fact sheet. This word search complements our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Fact Sheet
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Fact Sheet

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Perfect for an assembly, early morning work and alongside science work on materials, this fact sheet is guaranteed to get children engaged and discussing the important issue of the impact of plastics on our environment. Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of recycling has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with this free resource. Suitable for both KS1 and KS2. This fact sheet complements our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Everyday materials quiz
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Everyday materials quiz

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KS1 Science: Materials - Everyday materials quiz A fun quiz which covers materials, their properties and suitability for different purposes. A great way to finish your materials topic. It could be done in teams or as individuals, or used for assessment. It complements our book ‘Everyday materials’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1 Science: Everyday materials Statutory: Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties. Notes and guidance (non-statutory) Pupils should explore, name, discuss and raise and answer questions about everyday materials so that they become familiar with the names of materials and properties such as: hard/soft; stretchy/stiff; shiny/dull; rough/smooth; bendy/not bendy; waterproof/not waterproof; absorbent/not absorbent; opaque/transparent. Pupils should explore and experiment with a wide variety of materials, not only those listed in the programme of study, but including for example: brick, paper, fabrics, elastic, foil. Pupils might work scientifically by: performing simple tests to explore questions, for example: ‘What is the best material for an umbrella? …for lining a dog basket? …for curtains? …for a bookshelf? …for a gymnast’s leotard?’ Year 2 Science: Uses of everyday materials Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should identify and discuss the uses of different everyday materials so that they become familiar with how some materials are used for more than one thing (metal can be used for coins, cans, cars and table legs; wood can be used for matches, floors, and telegraph poles) or different materials are used for the same thing (spoons can be made from plastic, wood, metal, but not normally from glass). They should think about the properties of materials that make them suitable or unsuitable for particular purposes and they should be encouraged to think about unusual and creative uses for everyday materials.
Build a bird's nest
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Build a bird's nest

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KS1 Science: Build a bird’s nest Use this worksheet to carry out a hands-on investigation making a bird’s nest in a KS1 Science lesson. It complements our book ‘What’s the Season?’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: KS1: Working scientifically Statutory requirements: Using observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils in years 1 and 2 should explore the world around them and raise their own questions. They should experience different types of scientific enquiries, including practical activities, and begin to recognise ways in which they might answer scientific questions. Year 1: Animals, including humans Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should use the local environment throughout the year to explore and answer questions about animals in their habitat. Year 1: Everyday materials Statutory requirements: Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. Year 1: Seasonal changes Statutory requirements: Observe changes across the four seasons. Year 1: Everyday materials Statutory requirements: Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. Year 2: Living things and their habitats Statutory requirements: Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other. Year 2: Use of everyday materials Statutory requirements: Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils might work scientifically by: comparing the uses of everyday materials in and around the school with materials found in other places (at home, the journey to school, on visits, and in stories, rhymes and songs); observing closely, identifying and classifying the uses of different materials, and recording their observations.
KS1 Science: Plants - let’s go on a leaf hunt!
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KS1 Science: Plants - let’s go on a leaf hunt!

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Hunt for different species of leaves using real life quality pictures. Includes a draw an colour your own leaf activity. It complements our book ‘Roots, stems, leaves and flowers’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1 Science: Plants Statutory requirements: Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should use the local environment throughout the year to explore and answer questions about plants growing in their habitat. Where possible, they should observe growth of flowers and vegetables that they have planted.
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: packaging and single-use plastics
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: packaging and single-use plastics

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Use these cross-curricular worksheets to support the teaching of Science, Maths and Art and Design in KS1. They complement our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of recycling has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with these free resources. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com These resources help meet the following National Curriculum targets across Science, Maths and Art and Design: KS1 Science: Working scientifically Statutory requirements Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways. Observing closely, using simple equipment. Identifying and classifying. Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils in years 1 and 2 should explore the world around them and raise their own questions. Science - Year 1: Everyday materials Statutory requirements: Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties. Science - Year 2: Uses of everyday materials Statutory requirements: Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. Maths - Year 2: Statutory requirements: To construct and interpret simple tally charts. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): To record, interpret collate, organise and compare information. Art and Design: Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
KS1 Science: Plants - how do stems work? Celery experiment.
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KS1 Science: Plants - how do stems work? Celery experiment.

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Fully resourced celery experiment to observe how stems work. Quality scientific questioning to engage in intrigued children and scaffold learning. It complements our book ‘Roots, stems, leaves and flowers’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1 Science: Plants Statutory requirements: Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should use the local environment throughout the year to explore and answer questions about plants growing in their habitat. Where possible, they should observe growth of flowers and vegetables that they have planted. Year 2 Science: Plants Statutory requirements: Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should be introduced to the requirements of plants for gemination, growth and survival, as well as to the processes of reproduction and growth in plants Pupils might work scientifically by: observing and recording, with some accuracy, the growth of a variety of plants as they change over time from a seed or bulb, or observing similar plants at different stages of growth; setting up a comparative test to show that plants need light and water to stay healthy.
Habitats and food chains - mixed up food chains
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Habitats and food chains - mixed up food chains

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KS1 Science: Habitats and food chains - mixed up food chains Use this real life picture cut and stick activity to support the learning of food chains in KS1. This download also includes a food web to encourage greater depth pupils to consider their future learning. It complements our book ‘Habitats and Food Chains’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 2 Science: Living things and their habitats Statutory requirements: Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, anyhow they depend on each other. Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
My life human cycle
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My life human cycle

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KS1 Science: My life cycle Use this activity with its quality questioning to help teach the life cycle of humans in KS1 Science. It complements our book ‘Growing and Changing’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 2: Animals, including humans Statutory requirements: Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals for survival. Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should be introduced to the basic needs of animals for survival, as well as the importance of exercise and nutrition for humans. They should also be introduced to the processes of reproduction and growth in animals. Pupils might work scientifically by: observing, through video or first-hand observation and measurement, how different animals, including humans, grow; asking questions about what things animals need for survival and what humans need to stay healthy; and suggesting ways to find answers to their questions.
KS1 Science: Plants - tree facts
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KS1 Science: Plants - tree facts

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Use these worksheets to ensure children have secured key vocabulary for trees: roots, leaves, bark, branch, twig and soil. Colour and labels activity as well as fact sheet. It complements our book ‘Roots, stems, leaves and flowers’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1 Science: Plants Statutory requirements: Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.
Pulleys and Gears: Picture Talking Points
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Pulleys and Gears: Picture Talking Points

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KS2 Science: Forces and Magnets Use these pictures of pulleys and gears in real life to encourage scientific vocabulary to flow in your forces and magnets topic. Get children thinking about where they might see pulleys and gears in real life and how they might be helpful. This download would be great to use as part of a display/working wall. Ideas and thoughts about them could be put on post its at the start of a forces and magnets topic. This download complements our book ‘Forces and Magnets: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Brilliant body bits (giraffe)
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Brilliant body bits (giraffe)

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KS1 Science: Animals - Brilliant body bits (giraffe) Label the body parts of a giraffe and answer scientific questioning about them. Key vocabulary includes: shoulder, neck, knee, back, eye, ear, mouth, tail, hoof, belly and leg. It complements our book ‘Wings, paws, scales and claws’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1 Science: Animals Statutory Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)
Solar System Wordsearch
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Solar System Wordsearch

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KS2 Science: Earth and Space Help children secure key vocabulary for their Earth and Space topic in KS2 Science with this word search. This download complements our book ‘Earth and Space: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Leaf Classification Key
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Leaf Classification Key

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KS2 Science: Plants Get children to complete and then make their own classification keys. Have children approach their work scientifically with this structured worksheet. This download complements our book ‘Plants: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Rainbows Everywhere! Science Talking Point and Experiment
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Rainbows Everywhere! Science Talking Point and Experiment

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KS2 Science: Light Use these worksheets to help children understand how rainbows form, to observe where rainbow colours appear in everyday life and try and make some of their own rainbow colours. Big and bright images with rainbows appearing would brighten up any ‘Light’ display. This download complements our book ‘Light: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Let’s eat! Healthy food plate information
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Let’s eat! Healthy food plate information

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KS1 Science: Animals, including humans - Let’s eat! Get children to understand the four main food groups with these bright and engaging information sheets. Includes a healthy food plate. They complement our book ‘Keeping Me Healthy’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 2 Science: Animals, including humans Statutory requirements: Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air) Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should be introduced to the basic needs of animals for survival, as well as the importance of exercise and nutrition for humans. Pupils might work scientifically by: observing, through video or first-hand observation and measurement, how different animals, including humans, grow; asking questions about what things animals need for survival and what humans need to stay healthy; and suggesting ways to find answer to their questions.
Ruler Race! Addition and Measuring activity
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Ruler Race! Addition and Measuring activity

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Help children with addition using this dice game. Total the sum of three dice and then find objects which measure that length in cm. This resource has been made for home learning and supports our Go For It! Maths series. To see these books and others, head to our website: www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Plants - Wordsearch
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Plants - Wordsearch

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KS2 Science: Plants Help children secure key vocabulary for their Plants topic in KS2 Science with this word search. This download complements our book ‘Plants: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Many Minerals and Countless Crystals! What Are Rocks Made Of?
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Many Minerals and Countless Crystals! What Are Rocks Made Of?

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KS2 Science: Rocks Get children to consider how rocks are made and what minerals and crystals are. Use this structured worksheet to help children make their own rocks and approach the task scientifically. This download complements our book ‘Rocks: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com