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Insects and spiders
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Insects and spiders

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KS1 Science: Animals - Insects and spiders These resources include: information about and labelled pictures of spiders and insects; colour and label honey bee and tarantula activities and is it an insect or a spider worksheet. Perfect for the pupil wanting to know more technical vocabulary and loves a creepy crawly! 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. Notes and guidance (non-statutory) Pupils should become familiar with the common names of some fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including those that are kept as pets. Pupils might work scientifically by: using their observations to compare and contrast animals at first hand or through videos and photographs, describing how they identify and group them; grouping animals according to what they eat; and using their senses to compare different textures, sounds and smells.
Forces and Magnets: Gravity In Action
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Forces and Magnets: Gravity In Action

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KS2 Science: Forces and Magnets Help children understand gravity and air resistance with this gravity investigation. Get pupils to approach their investigations scientifically with these structured worksheets. 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
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: 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
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.
Is It A Light Source?
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Is It A Light Source?

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KS2 Science: Light Investigate whether everyday items are light sources or not, using this cardboard box activity. Use the worksheets to help structure scientific inquiry and thinking. Help eliminate the myth that objects that reflect light are light sources. 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 Investigate Plastic Pollution: Microplastics in the Ocean
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Microplastics in the Ocean

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Get children to really consider their impact on the environment. This resource includes an information sheet on plastics in the ocean and a multiple choice worksheet on how long it takes for different materials to biodegrade. This resource 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 Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of our impact on the planet has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with these free resources. This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Science - Year 1 Materials Statutory requirements Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. 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. Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching (could include biodegrading) Extracurricular Children to learn about their wider responsibilities in their communities.
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.
KS1 Science: Plants - Seeds on the move
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KS1 Science: Plants - Seeds on the move

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Use these information and investigation worksheets to get pupils thinking about seed dispersal. Cross curricular art and design activity of designing a seed. 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. 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. Pupils might keep records of how plants have changed over time, for example the leaves falling off trees and buds opening; and compare and contrast what they have found out about different plants. Year 2 Science: Plants Statutory requirements: Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should use the local environment throughout the year to observe how different plants grow. 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 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.
Managing Our Emotions and Thoughts
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Managing Our Emotions and Thoughts

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KS2 Science: The Human Body Get children to reflect on their mental health and situations where they have felt out of control with this CBT style information and work sheet. Include a structured reflection on an incident into the following categories: what were you thinking; what did you physically feel; how did you behave and what emotions were you feeling. This download complements our book ‘The Human Body: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Is it a Reversible or an Irreversible Change?
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Is it a Reversible or an Irreversible Change?

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KS2 Science: Solids, Liquids and Gases Support children’s understanding of reversible and irreversible changes with this investigation. Get pupils to approach their investigations scientifically with this structured worksheet. This download complements our book ‘Solids, Liquids and Gases: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Putting Water Resistance To The Test!
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Putting Water Resistance To The Test!

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KS2 Science: Forces and Magnets Use this investigation to help children understand water resistance, stream lined shapes and speed. Get pupils to approach their investigations scientifically with this structured worksheet. 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
Animals Wordsearch
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Animals Wordsearch

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KS2 Science: Animals Help children secure key vocabulary for their Animals topic in KS2 Science with this word search. This download complements our book ‘Animals: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
The Building of Stonehenge Information Sheet
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The Building of Stonehenge Information Sheet

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KS2 Science: Earth and Space Help teach children all about the Sun Temple, Stone Henge, in their Earth and Space topic in KS2 Science, or as part of KS2 History. Cross-curiculular links: These information sheets could be used as part of a guided reading session. Stone Age (KS2 History) 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
Forces and Magnets - Quiz
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Forces and Magnets - Quiz

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KS2 Science: Forces and Magnets Help children revise their knowledge of the forces and magnets with this fun quiz. Great to use to finish a forces and magnets topic in KS2 Science, or to assess some of their knowledge at the beginning of the 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
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
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
Let’s investigate a micro-habitat
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Let’s investigate a micro-habitat

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KS1 Science: Habitats - let’s investigate a micro-habitat Use this tick box worksheet to help children explore a micro-habitat. 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. Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats 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. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should raise and answer questions that help them to become familiar with the life processes that are common in all living things. Pupils should be introduced to the terms ‘habitat’ and ‘micro-habitat’. They should raise and answer questions about the local environment that help them identify and study a variety of plants and animals within their habitat and observe how living things depend on each other. Pupils should compare animals in familiar habitat with animals found in less familiar habitats, for example, on the seashore, in woodland, in the ocean, in the rainforest.
Wonderful Water
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Wonderful Water

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KS1 Science: Animals, including humans - Wonderful Water Get your pupils to consider how much water they drink and how much water they need to be healthy. Get the to record their water consumption using water glass pictogram. Good opportunity for cross curricular learning. It complements 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) 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.
The Human Body - Wordsearch
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The Human Body - Wordsearch

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KS2 Science: The Human Body Help children secure key vocabulary for their Human Body topic in KS2 Science with this wordsearch. This download complements our book ‘The Human Body: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com