Autumn Term 1

This half term we will be learning about Materials.

The children will:

  • 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

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Spring Term – Living Things and Their Habitats 

This topic links to our English text ‘The Bog Baby’ and our shared reading texts. 

Pupils will  be taught to:
 explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things
that have never been alive
 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
 identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
 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.



Spring Term – Animals Including Humans

Pupils will be taught to:
 notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
 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.

Summer Term-Plants 


Pupils should be taught to:
 observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
 find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.