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Spring Term 2017

Topic Summary

Year 1

 

Geography/Science: Carnival of the Animals

RE: Stories and Images

History: Famous people throughout History

Knowledge

WALT identify and name a variety of common animals

WALT describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals

WALT describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.

WALT describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air).

WALT identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited.

 

Skills           

WALT use our observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.

WALT identify and classify, gathering data to help in answering questions.

Knowledge

Christianity – The Creation Story/Noah’s Ark

Buddhism – The story of Buddha/Siddhartha

Sikhism – the Big beautiful light and me/The boy who cried wolf.

 

Skills

WALT identify and describe the similarities and the differences between religions.

WALT use and interpret information about religions from a range of sources.

WALT describe the key aspects of religions, especially the stories that influence beliefs and values.

WALT explore a range of religious stories and sacred writings and explore their meaning.

 

Skills

WALT provide evidence to say a statement is true.

WALT observe features and make deductions

Year 2

 

Geography/Science: Carnival of the Animals

RE: Places of Worship

History: The Great Fire of London

Knowledge

WALT identify and name a variety of common animals. 

WALT understand that animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.

WALT understand that animals have different structures.

 

Skills

WALT use basic geographical vocabulary

WALT use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

WALT gather and record data to help answer questions

Knowledge

Christianity – the Church

Hinduism – the Temple

Islam – The Mosque

 

Skills

WALT identify and describe the similarities and the differences between religions.

WALT use and interpret information about religions from a range of sources.

WALT identify and suggest meanings for religious symbols and begin to use a range of religious terms and ideas.

WALT describe the variety of practices in religions and understand how these are closely connected to beliefs and teachings.

Skills

WALT ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events.

WALT understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

Year 3

 

Geography: The Water Cycle

Science: Magnets and Forces

RE: Festivals

History: Ancient Egypt

Knowledge

WALT describe the water cycle

WALT understand the water cycle

 

Geographical skills and fieldwork

WALT use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

WALT use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world

WALT use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

Knowledge

WALT understand that a force is needed for something to move.

WALT explain the effects magnet have on each other.

WALT sort material according to their magnetic properties.

 

 

Skills

WALT choose an appropriate method to record and present data.

WALT report the results of our enquiries clearly.

 

Knowledge

Christianity –Easter

Hinduism – Diwali

Judaism – Passover

 

Skills

WALT identify and describe the similarities and the differences between religions.

WALT use and interpret information about religions from a range of sources.

WALT name and explore a range of celebrations, worship and rituals in religion, noting similarities where appropriate.

WALT describe the key aspects of religions, especially traditions that influence beliefs and values.

WALT use specialist vocabulary in communicating their knowledge and understanding.

Skills

WALT understand that the information evidence gives us can lead to different interpretations of events.

WALT consider ways of checking the accuracy of interpretations including fact, fiction and opinion.

Year 4

 

Geography: Biomes and Vegetation Belts

Science: Magnets and Forces

RE: Festivals

History: Ancient Egypt

Knowledge

WALT describe biomes and vegetation belts

WALT understand biomes and vegetation belts

 

Geographical skills and fieldwork

WALT use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

WALT use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world

WALT use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

Knowledge

WALT explain the differences between solids, liquids and gases.

WALT understand that material can change state.

WALT understand the terms evaporation and condensation.

 

Skills

WALT understand why it is important to ensure that a test is fair.

WALT evaluate our enquiry and suggest improvements.

Knowledge

Christianity

Buddhism

Sikhism

 

Skills

WALT identify and describe the similarities and the differences between religions.

WALT use and interpret information about religions from a range of sources.

WALT investigate the significance of religion in the local, national and global communities.

WALT consider the meaning of a range of forms of religious expression, understanding why they are important in religion and note links between them.

WALT use specialist vocabulary in communicating their knowledge and understanding.

Skills

WALT report the results of our enquiries clearly using subject specific vocabulary.

WALT use the results of our enquiry to draw conclusions and ask further questions.

WALT use and define key vocabulary

 

Year 5

 

Geography: Climate Zones

Science: Properties of Materials

RE: Religious Texts

History: Ancient Greece

Knowledge

WALT use subject specific vocabulary to describe location.

WALT understand why we have different climate zones.

WALT understand why we have different time zones

 

Skills

WALT begin to suggest questions for investigating.

WALT select relevant sources of information to find out information related to our question

Knowledge

WALT compare and group materials based on properties.

WALT use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to separate materials.

WALT understand that changes can be reversible or irreversible.

WALT understand that some materials dissolve in liquids.

 

Skills

WALT use our results and conclusions to set up further comparative and fair tests.

WALT take increasingly accurate and precise measurements using scientific instruments.

Knowledge

Christianity – The Bible

Islam – The Qu’ran

Judaism – The Torah

 

Skills

WALT explore a range of religious stories and sacred writings and talk about their meanings.

WALT identify and begin to describe the similarities and differences between religions.

WALT use and interpret information about religions from a range of sources.

WALT describe and understand religious and other responses to ultimate and ethical questions.

WALT use specialist vocabulary in communicating their knowledge and understanding.

Skills

WALT begin to evaluate the usefulness of different sources.

WALT use and define key vocabulary

 

Year 6

 

Geography: Earthquakes

Science: Evolution

RE: Special Religious People

History: Aztec Civilisation

Knowledge

WALT describe earthquakes

WALT understand earthquakes

 

Geographical skills and fieldwork

WALT use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

WALT use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world

WALT use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

Knowledge

WALT understand what a fossil is and how they are formed.

WALT understand what information we can and cannot get from a fossil.

WALT recognise that offsprings are similar but not identical to their parents.

WALT understand the ways that animals are adapted to their environment.

 

Skills

WALT use models to describe and explain scientific ideas.

Knowledge

Christianity  - Jesus

Buddhism – Buddha

Islam – Prophet Mohammed

Sikhism – the Gurus

 

Skills

WALT identify and describe the similarities and the differences between religions.

WALT use and interpret information about religions from a range of sources.

WALT use specialist vocabulary in communicating their knowledge and understanding.

WALT identify the importance for some people of belonging to a religion and recognise the difference this makes to their lives.

 

Skills

WALT begin to evaluate the usefulness of different sources.

WALT use and define key vocabulary

 

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