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KS1

Please see below for information about National Curriculum topics covered in Key Stage One.
Topic work incorporates science themes

Key Stage One

Skills to be acquired

Topics to be covered

Possible Cross Curricular Links

 

Asking simple Questions

 

Observing, using simple equipment

 

Performing simple tests

 

Identifying and classifying

 

Using observations and ideas to answer questions

 

Gathering and recording data

Plants(1):

·       Identification of common wild and garden plants (including deciduous trees)

·       Identifying and describing basic parts of flowering plants and trees.

 

Plants(2):

 

·       Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.

·       Find out and describe how plants need water, sunlight and a suitable temperature to grow.

 

 

 

Animals, including Humans(1):

 

·       Identify and name common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

·       Identify animals as carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

·       Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals.

·       Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of a human and link which part of the body is associated with each sense.

 

Animals, including Humans(2):

 

·       Notice that animals have offspring which grow into adults

·       Find out about the basic needs of an animal

·       Describe the importance of exercise, diet and hygiene.

 

 

 

 

Living things and their habitats(2):

 

·       Compare the differences between things that are alive and those that are not.

 

·       Identify that most that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe what a habitat is.

·       Identify a variety of plants and animals in their habitat

·       Use ideas of a simple food chain.

 

 

Everyday materials(1):

 

·       Link objects with the material it is made from.

·       Identify and name a variety of different materials.

·       Describe simple properties of a material.

·       Compare and group materials based on their properties.

 

 

Uses of everyday materials(2):

 

·       Identify and compare the suitability of different materials to their use

 

·       Find out how the shapes of objects can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

 

Seasonal Changes(1):

 

·       Observe changes across the four seasons.

·       Observe and describe the weather associated with each season and how the day varies.

 

 

 

Topic/Theme - Food and farming (Years 1 and 2)

 

Literacy – Traditional tales – Jack and the Beanstalk

 

Numeracy – Height and measurement

 

Art – observational drawing

Art - printing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic/Theme – ‘All about me’ (Year 1)

 

Literacy – Writing labels for diagrams and captions (information texts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Topic/Theme – ‘My body fighting fit’ (Year 2)

 

PSHE – Hygiene

 

PE – circuits

 

Numeracy data handling (e.g. charting exercise test results)

 

 

Topic/Theme – ‘Houses’ (Years 1 and 2)

 

Literacy – Fairy tales

 

History – Victorians and their lifestyles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Topic/Theme – Great Fire of London

 

Literacy – descriptive writing, focus use of adverbs, adjectives and verbs.

 

Geography - recycling

 

Music – different types of tone

 

 

Literacy – Three little pigs – changing familiar stories  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic/Theme – A country focus

 

Literacy & ICT – Creating weather forecasts

 

 

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