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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 Wriggle and Crawl -

Grab your coat and pooter – we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt. Sweep your nets in ponds and lift up logs to see who’s home. Then set up a minibeast laboratory and observe their every move. Add notes and labels and ask research questions, just like a real entomologist. Learn about bees and worms and butterflies too. Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Carry out investigations to find out more, like how far a snail travels in a day and how a spider catches its prey. Then animate to show how your favourite bug transforms from one form to another, perhaps a caterpillar to a butterfly or a maggot to a fly. On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl.


Years 3/4 Predators -

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side. Find out who’s coming to visit. Is it a bug munching lizard or an eagle-eyed bird of prey? Whatever it is, do you think you can handle it? Learn about creepy crocs and amazing alligators, the deadly assassin bug and the voracious Venus flytrap. Be inspired to write an informative leaflet all about your favourite predator and compose a poem about a predator or its prey. Then use what you know about the best of the beasts to create the ultimate predator; the apex of the food chain. Cross your dad with a peregrine falcon or your nan with a great white shark. What incredible species can you imagine? Feeling peckish? Let’s jump aboard the food chain.


Years 5/6 Darwin’s Delights -

We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle. Can you trace his route across the vast ocean? Stop at the magical Galápagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. Do you know what’s so special about a lava lizard, or why the blue-footed booby has blue feet? See how animals adapt to their environments over time and meet some of the world’s greatest explorers and naturalists. Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years. It’s a scary thought. Ready to trace the origin of species? Let’s set sail.

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