Knowledge and Content
Living Things and their Habitats
Children will differentiate between things which are living, dead and those that were never alive. They will learn that most living things live in habitats most suited to their needs. They will interpret a simple food chain and identify and name different sources of food.
Animals, including humans
Children will match offspring to adults and they will explore the basic needs of all animals for survival. They will learn to describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene.
Children will widen their knowledge of materials, naming common materials and identifying that some of them are found naturally. They will use their knowledge of simple properties to group materials. Children will develop their understanding of the uses of materials and how they are chosen on the basis of their simple properties. They will explore how the shape of some materials can be changed.
Children will observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into plants. Children will investigate growing plants, exploring the conditions plants need to grow and stay healthy, namely: suitable temperature, water and light. Children will also explore the impact when one or more of these conditions is changed.
Through studying the content listed, the children will learn that they need to collect evidence through making observations and measurements when they are trying to answer a question. They will ask questions and decide how to find answers and begin to consider whether a test is fair. They will follow instructions to ensure their own and others’ safety. They will record simple observations and measurements and communicate these in different ways. They will make simple comparisons and identify patterns in evidence collected. The children will compare what happened in an investigation with what they thought would happen and will be able to explain to others what they did.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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