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SCIENCE YEARLY PLAN – YEAR 2

THEME 1: LEARNING ABOUT LIVING THINGS

SUGGESTED
LESSONS LEARNING LEARNING
LEARNING NOTES VOCABULARY
/WEEKS OBJECTIVES OUTCOMES
ACTIVITIES
1.0 Living Things and Non-living things
Things Pupils should learn Pupils walk around the Pupils Pupils must be living things
around us 1.1 to make school compound and list � make a list of the supervised during the non-living things
observations and use out the things that they things they see. walk around the school
these to group things see. Pupils group them � group w hat they see compound.
into living things and into living things and non- into living things and
non-living things. living things. non-living things. Allow pupils to group
� record the groups in living and non-living
the form of a table. things according to
their own
understanding.

Discuss with pupils


why they say
something is a living
thing.

Have them look back


at grouping that they
did to see if they still
agree with it. Allow
pupils to redo the
grouping according to
their new
understanding of
living things.

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THEME 1: LEARNING ABOUT LIVING THINGS


SUGGESTED
LESSONS LEARNING LEARNING
LEARNING NOTES VOCABULARY
/WEEKS OBJECTIVES OUTCOMES
ACTIVITIES
1.0 Living Things and Non-living things
Characteristics Pupils should learn Pupils give reasons why Pupils grows
of living things 1.1 to make they say something is a � state the food
observations and use living thing e.g. it needs characteristics of water
these to group things food and water, it living things, i.e.: breathe
into living things and breathes, it moves, it � they need food and move
non-living things. grows and it can produce water produce
young. � they breathe
� they can move
� they grow
� they can produce
young.

Pupils look at the


grouping that they did
earlier. Pupils redo their
grouping based on the
characteristics of living
things.

Pupils watch videos of � recognize humans,


animals eating, moving, animals
growing and producing and plants as living
young. things
Pupils discuss that
plants:
a) need food and water,
b) grow
c) can grow new plants.

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THEME 1: LEARNING ABOUT LIVING THINGS


SUGGESTED
LESSONS LEARNING LEARNING
LEARNING NOTES VOCABULARY
/WEEKS OBJECTIVES OUTCOMES
ACTIVITIES
2.0 Ourselves
We need Pupils should learn Pupils talk about w hat Pupils Discuss with pupils
food and 2.1 that they need food will happen if they do not � state that they need what w ill happen to
water and water to stay alive eat and drink for a few to eat and drink to stay them if they do not
days. alive. eat and drink for 1
day, 2 days, 3 days.
We need Pupils should learn Pupils list out the foods Pupils rice
different 2.2 that they need to eat that they eat for breakfast � list some of the fish
kinds of different kinds of food to or lunch over one w eek. different foods that they chicken
food and be healthy. eat. eggs
water Pupils present the list of � present the list of meat
foods they eat in a w eek foods they eat in the vegetables
in the form of a form of a pictograph fruits
pictograph. and say what this healthy
Pupils talk about w hat shows e.g. the food that
the pictograph shows e.g. is eaten most.
the food that is eaten the
most in one w eek

Pupils talk about the � recognize that they


importance of eating need to eat different
different foods to stay foods to stay healthy.
healthy.
Pupils talk about food � state the kinds of
that: food that:
a) give energy, e.g. � give energy
rice, � help you grow
bread � help you stay healthy
b) help you grow , e.g.
fish, chicken
c) help you stay
healthy
e.g. fruits, vegetables.
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THEME 1: LEARNING ABOUT LIVING THINGS


SUGGESTED
LESSONS LEARNING LEARNING
LEARNING NOTES VOCABULARY
/WEEKS OBJECTIVES OUTCOMES
ACTIVITIES
2.0 Ourselves
We grow Pupils should learn Pupils look at Pupils taller
and 2.3 that w e grow and photographs of � describe changes in craw ling
change as change as w e grow themselves since birth themselves since birth. walking
we grow older. to the present. Pupils running
older suggest ways in which � state that they grow jumping
they have changed since in height, size and talking
they w ere born. Pupils weight. size
talk about how they might height
change as they grow weight
older.

Pupils compare clothes


and shoes which were
worn when they were
younger to the clothes
and shoes they wear now.
Pupils compare
handprints/footprints
among members of their
families.

Pupils compare records of


their w eight and height
from birth to the present.

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THEME 1: LEARNING ABOUT LIVING THINGS


SUGGESTED
LESSONS LEARNING LEARNING
LEARNING NOTES VOCABULARY
/WEEKS OBJECTIVES OUTCOMES
ACTIVITIES
3.0 Animals
What Pupils should learn Pupils bring some pets or Pupils food
animals 3.1 what animals need to pictures of pets to � state that animals water
need to live. classroom. Pupils talk need food, water and air
live about the needs of pets. air to stay alive.

Pupils discuss the needs


of different animals.

Different Pupils should learn Pupils watch videos of Pupils plants


kinds of 3.2 the different foods animals eating. Pupils list � list the foods eaten grass
food that that animals eat. down the names of the by some animals. leaves
animals animals and the food they seeds
eat eat. animals
meat
Pupils visit a zoo at � state that some
feeding time to observe animals:
what animals eat. � eat plants
� eat other animals.
� eat plants and other
animals.

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THEME 1: LEARNING ABOUT LIVING THINGS


SUGGESTED
LESSONS LEARNING LEARNING
LEARNING NOTES VOCABULARY
/WEEKS OBJECTIVES OUTCOMES
ACTIVITIES
3.0 Animals
Animals Pupils should learn Pupils are given a set of Pupils calf
change as 3.3 that animals grow pictures of animals from � state that animals chick
they grow baby to adult. Pupils grow in size and w duckling
arrange them in order eight. kitten
from baby to adult. � state that animals
change as they grow.
� identify baby
animals that look
like their parents.

Pupils match picture of � identify baby Have pupils release


animals to their animals that do not the frogs in a
babies. look like their suitable place.
Pupils listen to stories parents.
accompanied by � describe in w hat
pictures ways the baby
about animals animals are different
changing as they grow from their parents.
e.g. The Ugly Duckling.

Pupils keep tadpoles to


observe the changes
from
tadpole to frog. Pupils
record the changes.

Pupils visit a butterfly


farm
to observe the
different
stages of growth of a
butterfly , from egg to
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butterfly.

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THEME 1: LEARNING ABOUT LIVING THINGS


SUGGESTED
LESSONS LEARNING LEARNING
LEARNING NOTES VOCABULARY
/WEEKS OBJECTIVES OUTCOMES
ACTIVITIES
4.0 Plants
Plants Pupils should learn Pupils grow a plant from Pupils Teachers can guide taller
need the 4.1 that plants need the seeds e.g. beans. � Measure a specific pupils on how to bigger
right right amount of water volume of water. measure a specific more
amount of for healthy growth. Pupils water the plants volume of water, e.g.
water with different volumes of � observe and 1 teaspoon,
water. measure a growing 2 teaspoons etc
plant.
Pupils observe a plant
growing and record the � record the
height, number of leaves. observations in a chart.

� State that plants


need water to grow but
too much water may kill
them.

Flowering Pupils should learn Pupils observe a plant, Pupils Have pupils collect fruit
plants 4.2 that flowering plants with fruit. e.g. balsam � recognize that seeds from different seeds
produce produce seeds which plant. flowering plants plants.
new grow into new plants. produce seeds which
plants Pupils cut open the fruit to can grow into new
look at the seeds. plants.

Pupils plant the seeds to � Identify seeds and


grow a new plant. the plants.

Match seeds to plants ,


e.g. balsam, papaya,
rubber, tomato.

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THEME 2: LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND US


SUGGESTED
LESSONS LEARNING LEARNING
LEARNING NOTES VOCABULARY
/WEEKS OBJECTIVES OUTCOMES
ACTIVITIES
1.0 Long or short
Compare Pupils should learn Pupils look at two objects Pupils taller
the 1.1 to observe and to compare their lengths � state which object is longer
lengths compare lengths or heights. longer or taller. shorter
and straw
heights Pupils look at pictures of string
objects to compare their
lengths or heights.

Pupils compare their


heights by standing next
to each other.
Measure Pupils should learn Pupils suggest ways to Pupils
the length 1.2 to measure length measure the length or � describe ways to
and using non-standard height of an object. measure length.
height tools.
Pupils measure length or � measure the length
height using non-standard of an object using a
tools e.g. using a straw , a non-standard tool.
piece of string etc.
� record the length or
Pupils record the length or height of an object in
height of and object in non-standard
nonstandard measurement in a
measurement e.g. two table.
straws long.

Pupils compare their


heights by using
nonstandard
measurement.

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THEME 2: LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND US


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LESSONS LEARNING LEARNING
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/WEEKS OBJECTIVES OUTCOMES
ACTIVITIES
2.0 The magic of batteries
Things Pupils should learn Pupils discuss in groups Pupils battery
that use 2.1 about things that use and make a list of things � identify things that toys
batteries batteries. that use batteries. use batteries. radio
torchlight
Pupils are given � list things that use
pictures/video and are batteries.
asked to identify the
things in the picture that
use batteries.

How to Pupils should learn Pupils are given a battery Pupils Use alarm clocks or
use a 2.2 how to use a battery. and are asked to insert � are able to use toys that need only
battery? batteries into an alarm batteries correctly. one battery.
clock or toy.
� recognize that Ensure that the toy is
Pupils observe the batteries need to be switched on.
change to the alarm clock inserted correctly for
or toy when the battery is them to function. Ensure that the alarm
inserted. clock is set to ring
� describe how to when the battery is
Pupils observe what insert a battery inserted.
happens if the battery is correctly.
reversed. If pupils have inserted
the battery wrongly,
Pupils are asked to state have them try again.
how to correctly insert a
battery.

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THEME 2: LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND US


SUGGESTED
LESSONS LEARNING LEARNING
LEARNING NOTES VOCABULARY
/WEEKS OBJECTIVES OUTCOMES
ACTIVITIES
2.0 The magic of batteries
How to Pupils should learn Pupils are given a battery, Pupils Allow pupils to try bulb
make a 2.3 how to make a wire and a bulb. � describe different different ways of wire
complete complete circuit. ways in which the connecting the battery,
circuit Pupils draw possible ways battery, w ire and bulb w ire and bulb until
of connecting the battery, can be connected. they get the bulb to
wire and bulb to make the light up.
bulb light up. � are able to make a
complete circuit using a
Pupils test out their battery, wire and a
drawings by building the bulb.
circuit.
� are able to draw
Pupils draw and explain their
what they did to make the working circuit and
bulb light up. explain their drawing.

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THEME 2: LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND US


SUGGESTED
LESSONS LEARNING LEARNING
LEARNING NOTES VOCABULARY
/WEEKS OBJECTIVES OUTCOMES
ACTIVITIES
3.0 Mixing things
Can all Pupils should learn Pupils are given materials Pupils Taste only solutions of water
materials that some materials such as sugar, salt, � are able to recognize edible materials. salt
dissolve can dissolve in water coffee, flour, pepper, that some materials can sugar
in water? and some cannot. sand. dissolve in water. coffee
pepper
Pupils are asked to add a � record their curry powder
glass of water to each of observations in a table. dissolve
the materials and to stir it.

Pupils are asked to


observe and state their
observations.

Pupils check their


observations by:
a) tasting the solutions
b) filtering the solutions.

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THEME 2: LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND US


SUGGESTED
LESSONS LEARNING LEARNING
LEARNING NOTES VOCABULARY
/WEEKS OBJECTIVES OUTCOMES
ACTIVITIES
4.0 Push and pull
Changing Pupils should learn Pupils are given a variety Pupils A twist is a push
the 4.1 that pushing and of materials, e.g. � describe w hat they combination of a push pull
shapes of pulling can change the plasticine, sponge, dough. did to change the and a pull. twist
objects shape of objects. shape of materials. stretch
Pupils are asked to squeeze
change the shape of the
materials and describe
the action they used to do
so, e.g. pull, twist, stretch.

Pupils say whether each


action is a push or a pull,
e.g. stretching is a pull,
squeezing is a push.

Changing Pupils should learn Pupils are given a toy car Pupils faster
the speed 4.2 that pushing or or a ball and asked to � describe w hat they slower
and pulling can make things make it move faster, did to make things direction
direction speed up, slow down slower or to change speed up, slow down or faster
of moving or change direction. direction. change direction. slower
objects
Pupils say how they made
the toy car or ball move
faster, move slower or
change direction, e.g. the
car moves faster when I
push it harder.

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THEME 2: LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND US


SUGGESTED
LESSONS LEARNING LEARNING
LEARNING NOTES VOCABULARY
/WEEKS OBJECTIVES OUTCOMES
ACTIVITIES
4.0 Push and pull
Predicting Pupils should learn Pupils are given toy cars Pupils
and 4.3 to make predictions of different sizes and are � predict which toy car
testing and to test them. asked to predict which car will travel the furthest.
will travel the furthest.
� measure distances
Pupils test their in
predictions by making the appropriate units.
toy cars move and
measuring the distance � suggest and give
traveled by each car in reasons whether a
standard or nonstandard comparison was fair or
measurement. not.

Pupils discuss whether


their comparison w as fair,
e.g. I pushed the big toy
car harder so the
comparison w as unfair.

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