Years 1/2 All around Northolt


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).


  • 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:


  • 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.


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).


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.


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.


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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