EYFS/Key Stage 1

Our topic for this term is ‘On our doorstep.’ We will identify, name and describe a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We will categorize animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and learn about how animals including humans have offspring that grow into adults and their basic needs- water, food and air.

For the second part of this term our topic is ‘At the bottom of the garden.’ We will identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants including deciduous and evergreen trees. We will identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants and observe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will also learn what plants need to grow.

Key Stage 2

Our topic for this term is Earth and Space and we will learn about the moon, the earth and the sun and their rotation. We will create simple models of the Solar system and construct shadow clocks and sun dials, as well as understanding night and day. We will learn about the work of different scientists within this area.

For the second half of the term our topic is Rocks and soils and we will group rocks into Sedimentary, Metamorphic and Igneous. We will learn about how fossils are formed and recognise how soils are created, as well as comparing the different types.