Our Science topic for Autumn 1 is: 

Topic: Animals including Humans

Key Learning Question: How are animals different?

Scientific Enquiry Focus: Identify and classifying

Please open the knowledge organisers at the bottom of the page for more information.

We will be covering these key skills.

National Curriculum Coverage (Working Scientifically)

  • Make simple observations
  • Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways
  • Use simple equipment such as magnifying glasses and (digital) microscopes for observation and egg timers for timing.
  • Make close and careful observations over time (eg. plants growing) and, with guidance, identify patterns and relationships.
  • Suggest answers to questions based on their observations and ideas.
  • Gather data and record it to help answer questions – also using ICT
  • Use simple scientific language relevant to the area of study and in investigations
  • Use ICT to record my observations
  • Record my observations in writing and simple diagrams
  • I compare observations using scientific vocabulary
  • I say whether what happened was what I expected

National Curriculum Coverage (Knowledge)

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


waving with forest critters


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