Y1/2 Food and Farming


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

Seasonal Changes:

  • To observe changes across autumn and winter by noticing signs of change in deciduous trees, investigating temperature changes;
  • To observe and describe weather associated with the seasons by measuring rainfall and looking at signs of wind;
  • To observe how day length varies and know about sunrise and sunset;
  • To consider how animals cope with cold weather.


  • To identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part is associated with each sense;
  • To identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals;
  • To describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals;
  • To identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores;
  • To describe and compare the structure of a variety of common birds and animals.

In year 2 we are learning about animals and habitats and  in particular:


  • To notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults;
  • To find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air);
  • To describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.


  • To 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;
  • To identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats;
  • To describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.


We are learning about changes in food and farming and in particular:

  • To know about Victorian farming in our local area.


:We are learning about where food is farmed and in particular:

  • The physical features;
  • The human features;
  • The characteristics of the four countries of the UK.


We are learning about textiles and in particular:

  • To explore line, shape, colour and texture in natural forms;
  • To make observations of natural objects and use their observations as the basis for textile design;
  • To use their experience of fabrics to make a collage and learn and use simple techniques for appliqué.

Design Technology

We are learning about fruit and healthy eating and in particular:

  • To understand designing and making with food and
  • To know about the importance of healthy eating;
  • To make choices based on the properties of different fruit and vegetables;
  • To design and make a product for a particular occasion or target group to encourage them to eat more fruit and vegetables;
  • To investigate and taste different foods and
  • To develop vocabulary to describe the appearance, taste, smell and texture;
  • To apply hygienic practices;
  • To use basic tools and equipment effectively and safely.


We are learning to use fruit in cooking and in particular:

  • To make food that includes fruit in the list of ingredients.

Religious Education

We are learning about special food and in particular:

  • To understand that special foods are eaten on special occasions and that these foods remind people of the occasion being remembered;
  • To understand that many people fast or give up certain foods as part of their religious practices;
  • To understand that many foods eaten on special occasions have symbolic significance.

Year 1 Computing

We are learning about programming and computational thinking and in particular:

1.1 We are treasure hunters – Using programmable toys by learning:

  • To understand that a programmable toy can be controlled by inputting a sequence of instructions;
  • To develop and record sequences of instructions as an algorithm;
  • To program the toy to follow their algorithm;
  • To debug their programs;
  • To predict how their programs will work.

1.2 We are TV chefs – Filming the steps of a recipe by learning:

  • To break down a process into simple, clear steps, as in an algorithm;
  • To use different features of a video camera;
  • To use a video camera to capture moving images;
  • To develop collaboration skills;
  • To discuss their work and think about how it could be improved.

Year 2 Computing

We are learning about programming and computational thinking and in particular:

2.1 We are astronauts – programming on screen by learning:

  • To have a clear understanding of algorithms as sequences of instructions;
  • To convert simple algorithms to programs;
  • To predict what a simple program will do;
  • To spot and fix (debug) errors in their programs.

2.2 We are games testers – exploring how computer games work by learning:

  • To describe carefully what happens in computer games;
  • To use logical reasoning to make predictions of what a program will do;
  • To test these predictions;
  • To think critically about computer games and their use ;
  • To be aware of how to use games safely and in balance with other activities.

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