Years 1/2 All around Northolt

Science

In year 1 we are learning about seasonal changes and plants and in particular:

Seasonal Changes

  • To observe changes across the four seasons:
  • To observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies:
  • To observe and describe weather associated with the seasons (winter/spring).

Plants

  • To identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees:
  • To identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.

In year 2 we are learning about plants and all living things, in particular:

Plants

  • To observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants;
  • To find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.

Living things

  • To explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive.

History

We are learning about local history, in particular:

  • To know about what Northolt was like in the past;
  • To find evidence of what Northolt was like and use this evidence to learn about what life would have been like for people living here;
  • To know about people and places that are important in the history (St Mary’s church and the racecourse gates, for example).

Geography

We are learning about our local area and in particular:

  • To locate Northolt on a map;
  • To make a field work and observational study about Northolt;
  • To identify human features of the local area (including the fire station, Tube station, housing and shops)
  • To know how buildings are used and how people can benefit from places on their local area;
  • To know how people can travel in this area and the places it is linked to.

Art

We are learning about pattern and in particular:

  • To explore shape and pattern in buildings;
  • To produce prints and rubbings of patterns found in buildings;
  • To look at, and record, the use of shape, space and pattern in local buildings;
  • To question how these features tell us something about the purpose of the building;
  • To produce a relief sculpture for temporary display, using their first-hand observations as a starting point.

Design Technology

We are learning to produce fridge magnets and in particular:

  • To design a fridge magnet fit for purpose by looking at the designs of several fridge magnets, their features and their purposes;
  • To make a fridge magnet following their design using cutting and layering techniques;
  • To evaluate the suitability of their finished product;
  • To develop technical knowledge of cutting and joining skills.

Cooking

We are learning about what food was like 100 years ago and in particular:

  • To cook something using austerity ingredients and methods.

Religious Education

We are learning how we learn from stories and in particular:

  • To understand that there are different faith traditions;
  • To know that many of the various faith traditions are based on a belief in God;
  • To understand that the various faith traditions give believers guidance/rules for living;
  • To know that these guidelines are often written in a holy book that believers read regularly;
  • To understand that different faith traditions have some shared beliefs.

Year 1 Computing

We are learning about creativity and computer networks and in particular:

1.3 We are painters – illustrating an eBook by learning:

  • To use the web safely to find ideas for an illustration;
  • To select and use appropriate painting tools to create and change images on the computer;
  • To understand how this use of ICT differs from using paint and paper;
  • To create an illustration for a particular purpose;
  • To know how to save, retrieve and change their work;
  • To reflect on their work and act on feedback received.

1.4 We are collectors – Finding images using the web by learning:

  • To find and use pictures on the web;
  • To know what to do if they encounter pictures that cause concern;
  • To group images on the basis of a binary (yes/no) question;
  • To organise images into more than two groups according to clear rules;
  • To sort (order) images according to some criteria;
  • To ask and answer binary (yes/no) questions about their images.

Year 2 Computing

We are learning about creativity and computer networks and in particular:

2.3 We are photographers – Taking, selecting and editing digital images by learning:

  • To consider the technical and artistic merits of photographs;
  • To use a digital camera or camera app;
  • To take digital photographs;
  • To review and reject or pick the images they take;
  • To edit and enhance their photographs;
  • To select their best images to include in a shared portfolio.

2.4 We are researchers – researching a topic by learning:

  • To develop collaboration skills through working as part of a group;
  • To develop research skills through searching for information on the internet;
  • To improve note-taking skills through the use of mind mapping;
  • To develop presentation skills through creating and delivering a short multimedia presentation.

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