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Life

This term’s whole school curriculum project and common thread is ‘Life’ where all of children will learn about the Natural World and the life within it. Geography and Science are at the core of our learning this term with environmental issues at the core of our study. Our children will learn how we can all help protect the environment and the steps we could take to protect it. They will know that humans affect the environment in positive and negative ways and that there are many different things we can do to help the planet. 

 

Foundation Stage

Will be understanding the world and asking, ‘What can you see in summer?’ ‘What can you smell?’ as they explore summer - the changes that happen in the natural world and things people do during the summer months. They will explore: 

• weather and the seasons 

• changes in the natural world 

• holidays and leisure 

• staying safe in the Sun 

 

Years 1/2

Will visit the seaside and become ‘Beachcombers’ - exploring the different types of creatures that live in rockpools and compare them to animals in our local area. They will compare habitats and classify animals into different groups as well as be explorers of the geographical features of coastal areas. 

 

Years 3/4

Diving into The Blue Abyss and explore the human uses and physical features of the sea developing their knowledge of ocean layers, sea exploration, food chains, habitats and pollution. They will study oceans and seas around the world and compare key information about each. They will explore the world of Oceanography and develop their understanding on the impact it has had on ocean research today as well as key researchers and scientists.  

 

Years 5/6

Will develop their understanding of minibeasts and of the features that help them survive in their habitats. They will be exploring, investigating, researching mini beasts from arachnids to insects, molluscs to myriapods in their project ‘Beast Creator’ whilst researching the world’s deadliest minibeasts and where they live. Where in the world are the most dangerous insects? How can they cause harm? They will explore life cycles of insects (such as butterflies) and identify the features of plants, considering the reproductive processes of plants, learning more about the living world that minibeasts call home. 

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