Kingfisher Class [Year 2 / Year 3]

Year A Transport We Are Britain Seaside and the Sea
Science Forces and Magnets

 

·        Find out how the shapes of solid objects can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching [Yr2]

·        Compare how things move on different surfaces [Yr3]

·        Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance [Yr3]

·        Observe how magnets attract or repel and attract some materials but not others [Yr3]

·        Describe magnets as having poles [Yr3]

·        Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel [Yr3]

Everyday Materials

Animals and Humans

 

·        Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses [[Yr2]

·        Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from different materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching [Yr2]

 

·        Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults [Yr2]

·        Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival [water, food, air] [Yr2]

·        Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene [Yr2]

·        Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat [Yr3]

·        Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement [Yr3]

 

Habitats

Rocks

SRE

 

·        Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have been alive [Yr2]

·        Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other [Yr2]

·        Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats [Yr2]

·        Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different food sources [Yr2]

 

·        Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties [Yr3]

·        Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within a rock [Yr3]

·        Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter [Yr3]

 

History History of different types of transportation

 

·        Understand changes within living memory [KS1]

·        Understand changes beyond living memory [KS2]

·        Commemorated festivals or anniversaries [KS1]

·        Research the lives of significant individuals who have contributed to national and international achievements [KS1]

·        Study significant people, places events in their own locality [KS1]

·        Understand how our knowledge from the past is constructed from a range of sources [KS2]

·        Research a significant turning point in British history [KS2]

 

Victorian Britain

British Values [democracy / rule of law / individual liberty / mutual respect / tolerance]

 

·        A study of an aspect or theme in British History that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 [KS2]

·        The changing power of monarchs [KS2]

 

Mary Annings – Fossils and Dinosaurs

 

·        To know where people and events fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods [KS1]

·        To find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented [KS1]

 

 

 

 

Geography Places of interest to us

 

·        Name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans [KS1]

·        Name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the UK and its surrounding seas [KS1]

·        Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the UK and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country [KS1]

·        Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK and its countries [KS1]

·        Use simple compass directions [KS1]

·        Use aerial photos and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks [KS1]

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United Kingdom

Britain

Great Britain

England / Scotland / Wales / Ireland

 

·        Name and locate countries and cities of the UK, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features [including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers] and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time [KS2]

·        Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including types of settlements and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water [KS2]

·        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 [KS2]

Seas and Oceans

 

·        Name and locate the worlds 7 continents and 5 oceans [KS1]

·        Name and locate cities and seaside resorts [KS1]

·        Use vocabulary that refers to beaches, cliffs, coasts, seas, oceans, rivers [KS1]

·        Use vocabulary that refers to ports, harbours [KS1]

·        Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Artic and Antarctic circle [KS2]

·        To understand key aspects of the water cycle [KS2]

 

Music Nativity

 

·        To use voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes [KS1]

·        Play tuned and un tuned instruments [KS1]

·        Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression [KS2]

·         Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory [KS2]

 

British Composers and Musicians

 

·        To listen to a variety of composers [KS1 / KS2]

·        Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated looking at pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and notation [KS1 / KS2]

·        Develop an understanding of the history of music [KS2]

·        Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians [KS2]

Composing Music

 

·        Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music [KS1]

·        Play tuned and untuned instruments musically [KS1]

·        Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes [KS2]

·        Use and understand staff and musical notations [KS2]

 

Art and DT Moving Car [linked to Forces]

 

·        To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space [KS1]

·        Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make prototypes and products for a wide range of users [KS1 / KS2]

·        Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria [KS1]

·        Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics [KS1]

·        To explore and use mechanisms in their products [KS1]

·        Understand the use of mechanisms in their products [KS2]

 

 

British Artists and their Inspiration

 

·        Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms [KS1 / KS2]

·        To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products [KS1]

·        To learn about great artists, architects and designers in history [KS2]

Collage

 

·        To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space [KS1]

·        To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [pencil, charcoal, paint, clay] [KS2]

MFL Spanish

 

·        Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others [KS2]

·        Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language [KS2]

Spanish

 

·        Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding [KS2]

·        Describe people, places, things and actions orally [KS2]

Spanish

 

·        Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary [KS2]

Computing      
PE [including gymnastics and swimming] Team Games

 

·        Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending [KS1]

·        Play competitive games [badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis] [KS2]

·        Compare performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best [KS2]

Dance

 

·        Perform simple dances using simple movement patterns [KS1]

·        Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [KS2]

 

Athletics

 

·        Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities [KS1]

·        To be active for sustained periods of time [KS1 / KS2]

·        To engage in competitive sports and activities [KS1 / KS2]

·        Make improvements to achieve a personal best [KS2]

Year B Fire! Fire! Africa Flight
Science Light

 

·        Recognise that they need light in order to see things and that darkness is the absence of light [Yr3]

·        Notice that light is reflected from surfaces [Yr3]

·        Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes [Yr3]

·        Recognise that shadows are formed when light from a light source is blocked by a solid object [Yr3]

·        Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change [Yr3]

Living Things and Plants

 

·        Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have been alive [Yr2]

·        Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other [Yr2]

·        Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats [Yr2]

·        Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different food sources [Yr2]

 

·        Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants [Yr2]

·        Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy [Yr2]

·        Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers [Yr3]

·        Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth [air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow] and how they vary from plant to plant [Yr3]

·        Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants [Yr3]

·        Explore the parts that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal [Yr3]

 

SRE
History The Great Fire of London

 

·        To study changes in any aspect of social history, including crime and punishment [KS2]

·        To study an aspect or theme in British History that extends chronological knowledge [KS2]

Benin

 

·        To study a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history [Benin [West Africa] AD 900-1300 [KS2]

 

The Wright Brothers

Aeroplanes

Birds and migration

Changing roles of woman [Amelia Earhart]

WW2

 

·        Understand changes within living memory [KS1]

·        Understand changes beyond living memory [KS2]

·        Commemorated festivals or anniversaries [KS1]

·        Research the lives of significant individuals who have contributed to national and international achievements [KS1]

 

Geography London and Our Locality

 

·        Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and then use and construct basic symbols in a key [KS1]

·        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 [KS2]

The World

The 7 continents

The 5 Oceans

Seasons

 

·        Name and locate countries and cities of the UK, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features [including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers] and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time [KS2]

·        Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including types of settlements and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water [KS2]

·        Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold areas in the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles [KS2]

The World from the Air

 

·        Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems [GIS] [KS1 / KS2]

·        Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to physical features such as beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather [KS1]

·        Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to human features such as city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop [KS1]

 

Music Nativity

 

·        To use voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes [KS1]

·        Play tuned and un tuned instruments [KS1]

·        Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression [KS2]

·         Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory [KS2]

 

African Percussion

 

·        To appreciate that music is a universal language [Ks1 / KS2]

·        To understand how music is communicated [KS1 / KS2]

·        To understand duration, dynamics, tempo and texture [KS1 / KS2]

·        Play untuned instruments [KS1]

·        To compose music for a range of purposes [KS2]

1940s Music

 

·        To develop an understanding of the history of music [KS2]

·        To appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions [KS2]

Art and DT 3D Models

 

·        To select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [cutting, shaping, joining and finishing] [KS1]

·        To build structures, exploring how they can be stronger, stiffer and more stable [KS1]

·        Understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shaped the world [KS2]

African Art

 

·        To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space [KS1]

·        Create sketch books to record and revisit ideas [KS2]

Birds Eye View

 

·        Create a model using s wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and qualities [KS2]

MFL Spanish

 

·        Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others [KS2]

·        Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language [KS2]

Spanish

 

·        Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding [KS2]

·        Describe people, places, things and actions orally [KS2]

Spanish

 

·        Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary [KS2]

Computing      
PE

[including gymnastics and swimming]

Team Games

 

·        Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending [KS1]

·        Play competitive games [badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis] [KS2]

·        Compare performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best [KS2]

Dance

 

·        Perform simple dances using simple movement patterns [KS1]

·        Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [KS2]

 

Athletics

 

·        Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities [KS1]

·        To be active for sustained periods of time [KS1 / KS2]

·        To engage in competitive sports and activities [KS1 / KS2]

·        Make improvements to achieve a personal best [KS2]