Knowledge and Content
The children will learn to identify a variety of common garden and wild plants. They will find out the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees. They will identify the main parts of plants and trees. Pupils will explore the difference between things which are living and dead and things which have never been alive.
Animals, including humans
Children will learn the main external body parts of humans and the senses of sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. They will identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. They will learn the main body parts of these animals. Children will be taught the difference between carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and will name animals in each category.
The children will learn to tell the difference between an object and the material it is made from. They recognise and name some common materials and will learn about their properties. They will group materials based on their properties.
The children will take part in activities to observe how the seasons change. They will observe and describe the types of weather associated with each season. They will learn about how the length of the day changes according to the season.
In the range of contexts described above, the children will learn how to ask questions and start to decide how they might find answers to them. They will use first hand experience to answer questions. They will collect and record simple data and use simple equipment. They will describe their findings using scientific language.
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