Year 2 Science

Animals, including humans

Science is Fun!!
In the Autumn term we have learnt about humans. We have thought about the importance of a healthy diet, exercise and hygiene. We know that it is important for humans to do exercise as it builds strong muscles and helps to keep our heart healthy. You could do some different exercises every day; why not have a go at some of the exercises below…
There’s a short video you can watch to remind yourself what we need to do to stay healthy and then you could have a go at the activities below.
Activity 2

Look carefully at the pictures and put them in the numbered boxes to show the correct order you should wash your hands.

Hand Washing

Activity 3

Design a healthy lunchbox. Use the Eatwell Plate to help you decide how much of each food group you need to include.

Eatwell Guide

Activity 4

Can you cook a healthy snack to eat?

We also learnt about how animals grow and change. We learnt that some animals go through a process called metamorphosis and change into a different form such as caterpillars and ladybirds. Have a go at some of the different activities below.
Activity 1

Can you use create your own animal lifecycle using different resources? You could draw, paint or use a range of different materials.

Butterfly Life Cycle

Activity 2

Choose your favourite animal. Can you write a fact file about it. What does it look like? Where does it live? What does it eat?

Polar Bear Fact File

Living things and their habitats

In the Spring term we learn about living things and their habitats. We look closely at different types of animals and put them into different groups. We learn about where different animals live and why they live in different places. We go on a hunt around the school grounds to look for different microhabitats and try to identify the different animals living there. Have a look at the different activities below.
Activity 1

Look at the different animals. Can you put them into different groups and explain these. For example animals that fly/don’t fly, animals that have fur/animals that don’t have fur. Maybe you could choose some different animals?

Activity 2

Look carefully at the pictures. What similarities and differences can you see between the minibeasts?

Think about their appearance, where they live and where they might be found.

Which one do you think is the odd one out and why? Remember there may be more than one answer!


Activity 3

Go on a minibeast hunt. Make a list of the different minibeasts that you find.