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On this page, you will find examples of children's learning, showcasing their talents. The learning is organised chronologically, showing the progression of children's skills and knowledge as they make their journey through school.  Each piece of learning indicates the outcome children have achieved in a caption alongside.

 

Reception

Area of learning: The Natural World

Explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawings of plants and animals.

the natural world
the natural world 2

Area of learning: The Natural World

Understand some important processes and changing states of matter.

 

 


Year 1

Y1 biology

To work scientifically:

*ask simple questions

*Perform simple tests

*Identify and classify

Biology – to understand plants:

*Identify and name a variety of common plants, including garden plants and trees and those classified as deciduous and evergreen

*Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy

Biology – to investigate living things:

• Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, that are dead and that have never been alive. 

Y1 Season

The child was able to name each season and talk about what they had seen on our walk in the woods.

To work scientifically: observe closely, identify and classify

To understand the earths movement in space:

To observe changes across the four seasons.

To observe and describe weather associated with the seasons.

To work scientifically: observe closely, identify and classify

To understand the earths movement in space:

To observe changes across the four seasons.

To observe and describe weather associated with the seasons 

Y1 Season 2

Year 2

living things

Creating habitat boxes for animal. This is a habitat box for a ladybird.

To work scientifically: ask simple questions, identify and classify.

To investigate living things: 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.

Describe how animals obtain their food from other plants and animals

The children explored the outside area turning over logs and tyres to conduct a minibeast hunt. They then recording their data and analysed their findings.

To work scientifically: gather and record data to help in answering questions.

To investigate living things: Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats including micro habitats.

minibeast

Year 3

skeleton

Biology – To understand animals and humans

  • Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

Working Scientifically

  • Gather, record, classify and present data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
  • Record findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, bar charts and tables
  • Use results to draw simple conclusions and suggest improvements, new questions and predictions for setting up further tests
investigation
results Y3
conclusion

Year 4

electricity

To work scientifically:

• Ask relevant questions.

• Gather, record, classify and present data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions. 

• Record findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, bar charts and tables. 

• Report on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions. 

• Use results to draw simple conclusions and suggest improvements, new questions and predictions for setting up further tests. 

• Identify differences, similarities or changes related to simple, scientific ideas and processes. 

• Use straightforward, scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings. 


Year 5

To work scientifically: data … using scientific diagrams

Present findings in written form... and presentations

To investigate living things: identify the differences in the life cycles of reptiles

life cycle

Year 6

Y6 Heart
Y6 blood vessels

Scientific Enquiry

  • Present findings in written form, displays and other presentations

Biology – To understand animals and humans

  • Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood

Working scientifically:  

Plan enquiries, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary. 

Use appropriate techniques, apparatus, and materials during fieldwork and laboratory work. Record data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, bar and line graphs, and models. 

Report findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations of results, explanations involving causal relationships, and conclusions. 

Present findings in written form, displays and other presentations. 

To understand animals and humans:  

Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.  

Recognise the importance of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way the human body functions.   

Y6 investi
investi 2
Y6 light

Working scientifically: Plan enquiries, including recognising and 

controlling variables where necessary. Use appropriate techniques,

apparatus, and materials during fieldwork and laboratory work. 

Report findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations

of results, explanations involving causal relationships, and conclusions. 

Present findings in written form, displays and other presentations. 

To understand light and seeing: Understand that light appears to

travel in straight lines. Use the idea that light travels in straight

lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eyes.