Our first topic is aniamls including humans. In this topic we will be looking at:
- basic parts of the digestive system in humans.
- knowing that the digestive system digests the food eaten and (with oxygen) gives the body energy
- identifying the simple functions of the teeth and different types of teeth in humans
- knowing the types of teeth including milk and permanent teeth; incisors, canines and molars.
- constructing and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
Our second topic is living things and their habitats. In this topic we will be looking at:
- recognising that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
- exploring and using classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
- recognising that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
Our first topic is electricity. In this topic we will be learning to:
- identify common appliances that run on electricity
- construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
- identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
- recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
- recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.
Our second topic is sound. In this topic we will be learning to:
- identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
- recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
- find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
- find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it
- recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.
Our topic is states of matter. In this topic we will be learning to:
- sort materials according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
- explain that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
- identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.