Our main focus this term is growth in animals and humans. The children will use ideas about feeding and growth to learn about how we need to look after ourselves to stay healthy.
Children will have opportunities to consider ways in which science is relevant to their personal health and to relate science to aspects of their everyday life (food, exercise, medicines), and to recognise and control hazards and risks to themselves.
Children will also study the properties of natural and manufactured materials.They will learn about how some materials melt when they are heated and how sometimes changes are reversible.
(Sequence to be determined by the Creative curriculum).
Children will learn about different sources of electricity and construct simple circuits using batteries and bulbs. They will discuss safe use of electricity within the home.
Children will build on last year’s work on forces to see how movement is affected by different forces.
The children will learn about plants and animals in a variety of habitats. They will learn about the variation within living things and how to classify them.
Throughout the term children will develop their ability to hypothesise and draw conclusions during investigative work.
The children will be learning why the Bible is important for Christians and, as part of this, they will be learning about some of the parables and how Christians show that the Bible is special to them. The children will be studying the significance of Christmas for Christians.They will also be learning about the Muslim celebration of Eid. The symbolism of the crescent moon and stars within Islam will also be covered.
During this term, the children learn about the Jewish festivals of Rosh Hashanah, Purim and Pesach (Passover) and the symbols associated with these festivals. The children will be learning about the Easter story and Easter symbols such as the empty tomb and eggs. We will also look at the symbolism, for christians, of light and the cross and crucifix.