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Autumn

Spring

Summer

EYFS

Mostly integrated through free flow learning based on the themes of All About Me (A1) and People Who Help Us (A2)
 

 

The world

•Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

•Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.

•Talks about why things happen and how things work.

•Shows care and concern for living things and the environment.

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Mostly integrated through free flow learning based on the themes of All Around The World (Sp1) and Growing and changing (SP2)
 

The world

•Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.

•Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

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Mostly integrated through free flow learning based on the themes of Animals (Sp1) and Famous Authors (SP2)

 

The world

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one to another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

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Y1

Taught discretely:

Autumn 1:
Weather, Earth and space, observe seasonal changes, varying length of day.

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Taught discretely:

Autumn 2:
Plants- identify and describe basic structure of common plants (BOLE)

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Mostly integrated through the theme of The Great Fire of London

Taught discretely:

Spring 1:
Animals and humans-  identify, name and label basic parts of the body and relate to the senses.)

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Spring 2:
Materials  - everyday materials, identify and name / describe (materials of buildings linking to theme)

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Africa:

Summer 1:
Animals and humans -identify and name a variety of common animals, classify animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and describe and compare the structure of animals, investigate differences, habitats, growing etc.  (look at African animals).

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Taught discretely:

Summer 2:
Light and seeing- how we see and light sources

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Y2

Mostly integrated through the theme of Florence Nightingale

Autumn 1:
Animals and humans - exercise and hygiene, germs in hospitals (now and then) and food (nutrition link to soldiers' poor nutrition)

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Taught discretely:

Autumn 2:
Materials -identification and properties

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Mostly integrated through the theme of The Coronation

Spring 1:
Forces - describe basic movements (carriages) 

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Taught discretely:

Spring 2:
Sound and hearing - sources of sounds.

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Taught discretely:

Spring 2:
Electricity - common appliances and construct a simple circuit

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Islands

Taught discretely:

Summer 1:
Evolution and inheritance - how humans resemble their parents.

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Summer 2:
Living things and habitats 
suitability of environment and food chains (look at habitats on islands).

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Y3

Mostly integrated through the theme of Ancient Egyptians

Taught discretely:

Autumn 1:
Light and seeing - sources, reflections, light travels in a straight line, how it affects seeing and shadows.

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Taught discretely:

Autumn 1:
Earth and Space - movement of the Earth relative to the sun and the Moon relative to the earth.

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Autumn 2:
Forces - compare how things move on different surfaces, pyramid stones.

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Binfield Local study
       
Spring 1:
Animals and humans  - identify the need for the right food types and amount of nutrition - identify that humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement (look at animals in Binfield).

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Taught discretely:

Spring 2:
Forces -magnets, attract and repel, compare and group according to magnetic / non-magnetic.

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Taught discretely:      

Summer 1:
Plants - functions of each part, requirements for life, pollination and their life cycle.

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Taught discretely:

Summer 1:
Evolution and inheritance - how plants resemble their parents and adapt to their environment.

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Stone Age to Iron Age

Summer 2:
Materials - rocks, fossils and how they are made, soil - made from rocks and other matter. (How the Stone Age to Iron Age people used materials for tools, weapons and making fire).

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Y4 

Taught discretely:

Autumn 1 & 2:
Animals and humans - simple functions of the digestive system in humans, transportation of water and different types of teeth and their functions

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Rainforests

Spring 1:
Living things and their  habitats - food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey, classifying plants and animals using classification keys (look at animals in Rainforests).

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Spring 1:
Evolution and inheritance - how animals resemble their parents and how they are suited to their environment

(look at how Rainforest animals adapt to their environments).
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Spring 2:
Sound - sources, how sounds are made, volume and pitch (look at noises Rainforest animals make)

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Taught discretely:

Summer 1:
Electricity - common appliances,construct simple circuits and recognise conductors and insulators.

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Extreme Earth

Summer 2:
Materials - states of matter - solids, liquids, gases, changes of state and evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.
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Y5

Mostly integrated through the theme of Ancient Greece

Autumn 1 & 2:
Earth and Space - explore the movement of earth and the moon, explain day and night (link to Ancient Greek astronomy).

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Sustainability

Spring 1:
Materials -properties and changes (look at sustainable materials).

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Spring 2:
Living things and their habitats - life cycles and life processes (look at sustainable habitats).

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Vikings

Summer 1:
Animals and humans - reproduction, animals and human , life cycles, similarities and differences of offspring (look at how Vikings and Anglo Saxons farmed, reproducing animals for consumption).

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Taught discretely:

Summer 2:
Forces - gravity, effects of air / water resistance and revision of magnets

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Y6

Mostly integrated through the theme of Changing world

Autumn 1:
Evolution and inheritance- changes in animals over time, adaptations to environments,changes to human skeleton. 

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Taught discretely:

Autumn 2:
Living things - describe how living things including microorganisms are classified according to characteristics and similarities and differences.

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 Taught discretely:

Spring 1:
Light - how it travels,sources and shadows.

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Taught discretely:

Spring 2:
Electricity - effects of voltage, drawing circuits using symbols

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Taught discretely: 

Summer 1 & 2:
Animals and humans - human circulation, importance of diet and exercise and drug awareness.

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Autumn

Spring

Summer

Y1


Taught discretely:

Autumn 1:
Weather, Earth and space, observe seasonal changes, varying length of day.

Taught discretely:

Autumn 2:
Plants- identify and describe basic structure of common plants (BOLE)

Mostly integrated through the theme of The Great Fire of London

Taught discretely:

Spring 1:
Animals and humans-  identify, name and label basic parts of the body and relate to the senses.)

Spring 2:
Materials  - everyday materials, identify and name / describe (materials of buildings linking to theme)

Mostly integrated through the theme of Africa:

Summer 1:
Animals  and humans -identify and name a variety of common animals, classify animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and describe and compare the structure of animals, invesitagte differences, habitats, growing etc.  (look at African animals).

Taught discretely:

Summer 2:
Light and seeing- how we see and light sources

Y2

Mostly integrated through the theme of Florence Nightingale

Autumn 1:
Animals and humans - exercise and hygiene, germs in hospitals (now and then) and food (nutrition link to soldiers' poor nutrition)

Taught discretely:

Autumn 2:
Materials -identification and properties

Mostly integrated through the theme of The Coronation

Spring 1:
Forces - describe basic movements (carriages) 

Taught discretely:

Spring 2:
Sound and hearing - sources of sounds.

Taught discretely:

Spring 2:
Electricity - common appliances and construct a simple circuit

Mostly integrated through the theme of Islands

Taught discretely:

Summer 1:
Evolution and inheritance - how humans resemble their parents.

Summer 2:
Living things and habitats 
suitability of environment and food chains (look at habitats on islands).

Y3

Mostly integrated through the theme of Ancient Egyptians

Taught discretely:

Autumn 1:
Light and seeing - sources, reflections, light travels in a straight line, how it affects seeing and shadows.

Taught discretely:

Autumn 1:
Earth and Space - movement of the Earth relative to the sun and the Moon relative to the earth.

Autumn 2:
Forces - compare how things move on different surfaces, pyramid stones.

Mostly integrated through the theme of Binfield Local study
       
Spring 1:
Animals and humans  - identify the need for the right food types and amount of nutrition - identify that humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement (look at animals in Binfield).
                                  
Taught discretely:

Spring 2:
Forces -magnets, attract and repel, compare and group according to magnetic / non-magnetic.

Taught discretely:      

Summer 1:
Plants - functions of each part, requirements for life, pollination and their life cycle.

Taught discretely:

Summer 1:
Evolution and inheritance - how plants resemble their parents and adapt to their environment.

Mostly integrated through the theme of
Stone Age to Iron Age

Summer 2:
Materials - rocks, fossils and how they are made, soil - made from rocks and other matter. (How the Stone Age to Iron Age people used materials for tools, weapons and making fire).

Y4 

Taught discretely:

Autumn 1 & 2:
Animals and humans - simple functions of the digestive system in humans, transportation of water and different types of teeth and their functions

Mostly integrated through the theme of Rainforests

Spring 1:
Living things and their  habitats - food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey, classifying plants and animals using classification keys (look at animals in Rainforests).

Spring 1:
Evolution and inheritance - how animals resemble their parents and how they are suited to their environment (look at how Rainforest animals adapt to their environments).

Spring 2:
Sound - sources, how sounds are made, volume and pitch (look at noises Rainforest animals make)

Taught discretely:

Summer 1:
Electricity - common appliances,construct simple circuits and recognise conductors and insulators.

Mostly integrated through the theme of
Extreme Earth

Summer 2:
Materials - states of matter - solids, liquids, gases, changes of state and evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.

Y5

Mostly integrated through the theme of Ancient Greece

Autumn 1 & 2:
Earth and Space - explore the movement of earth and the moon, explain day and night (link to Ancient Greek astronomy).

Mostly integrated through the theme of Sustainability

Spring 1:
Materials -properties and changes (look at sustainable materials).
 
Spring 2:
Living things and their habitats - life cycles and life processes (look at sustainable habitats).

Mostly integrated through the theme of Vikings

Summer 1:
Animals and humans - reproduction, animals and human , life cycles, similarities and differences of offspring (look at how Vikings and Anglo Saxons farmed, reproducing animals for consumption).

Taught discretely:

Summer 2:
Forces - gravity, effects of air / water resistance and revision of magnets

Y6

Mostly integrated through the theme of Changing world

Autumn 1:
Evolution and inheritance- changes in animals over time, adaptations to environments,changes to human skeleton. 

Taught discretely:

Autumn 2:
Living things - describe how living things including microorganisms are classified according to characteristics and similarities and differences.

 
Taught discretely:

Spring 1:
Light - how it travels,sources and shadows.

Taught discretely:

Spring 2:
Electricity - effects of voltage, drawing circuits using symbols


Taught discretely: 

Sum 1 & 2:
Animals and humans - human circulation, importance of diet and exercise and drug awareness.

 

 

This subject is coordinated by Mrs Maria Gogarty

 

This page was updated in May 2020.

 

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