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Science Unit 2a - Health and Growth

 

                                                  This unit is aimed at children in Year 2.

                             A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Science Unit 2a: Health and Growth.

                                                  For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

 

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Vocabulary for unit

(9 pages)

Vocabulary to be used during this unit

Cards of words that may be used throughout this unit (27 cards / words – 3 on each sheet)

Health and nutrition

 (2 pages)

To know  that humans need water and food to stay alive

Questions to choose appropriate answer about health and nutrition

Sorting food

(2 pages)

To record information in drawing and charts

Sort the names of foods and record on charts showing fruit, vegetable, meat

Grouping foods

(1 page)

To recognise that there are many different types of foods

Put the different foods into the correct category. Add own suggestions to each category.

Cards for healthy and not healthy

(11 pages)

To know that we eat different kinds of food

 

22 cards for children to decide which are healthy / not healthy Use in discussions about food unhealthy / healthy, how much etc

Make a healthy plateful

(1 page)

To know that we eat different kinds of food

 

Fill in on a ‘plate’ a variety of healthy foods into the appropriate spaces

Survey on favourite foods

(1 page)

To collect information and to present results as a block graph

Sheet on which to conduct survey  on favourite foods and present results in a bar graph. Children to write or discuss their findings

My timetable

 (2 pages)

To recognise that sometimes we eat a lot of some foods and not very much of others

Record what you eat and exercise you do over a week. Do children realise that they may be eating too much of one thing and not enough of another. Fill in other timetable to show what they will try to eat and which exercise to do.

Exercise

(2 pages)

To know that we need exercise to stay  healthy

 

Three steps of exercises to do – answer questions about the heart, breathing and how they feel. Answer some general questions

Type of exercise

(1 page)

To know that we need exercise to stay  healthy

 

Name and draw pictures of different exercises that you know

My heart beats quickly when ….

(1 page)

To make and record observations and to make simple comparisons

Identify and record which of the activities makes the heart beat faster

What happens to your body?

(1 page)

To make and record observations and to make simple comparisons

Do a variety of given activities and record how you feel after doing them

Match the animals to their young

 (1 page)

To know that animals (including humans) produce young and these grow into children and new adults

Pictures as revision to match animals and their young.

Growing up

(1 page)

To know that animals (including humans) produce young and these grow into children and new adults

Life cycle picture of humans’ growth with questions to answer

Changes and needs

 (2 page)

To recognise that babies and children need to be looked after while they are growing

Pictures and information on needs and changes. Questions to answer on needs and changes when growing up.

What does a baby need?

(1 page)

To recognise that babies and children need to be looked after while they are growing

Cut out the words and sort into what a baby needs

When I was a baby

 (1 page)

To make simple comparisons of babies and toddlers

Fill in the answers about when they were a baby and put in a photograph

Babies and toddlers

 (2 pages)

To ask questions in order to make simple comparisons of babies and toddlers

Information sheet on what babies may do at different ages to a year. Sheet to record the differences  of what a baby does to what a toddler does

Baby to toddler

 (1 page)

To ask questions in order to make simple comparisons of babies and toddlers

Simple sheet on differences between babies and toddlers

Make a prescription

( 1 page)

To know that sometimes we take medicines when we get ill, these help us to get better

Fill in the details for a prescription for someone with a cold, blocked nose etc.

Using medicines

(1 page)

To communicate information about the safe use of medicines

Sorting pictures of medicines / not medicines. Sorting who can give medicine safely.

  

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