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Autumn 1 -  Animals including Humans:


During this topic, as scientists, children will learn to:

  • 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
  • identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.


Children have enjoyed learning about nutritional food and have created their own healthy menu. We have labeled bones of the skeleton and gained a deep understanding of how our muscles and bones work together. 



Autumn 2 - Forces and Magnets


During this type, as scientists, children will learn to: 

  • compare how things move on different surfaces
  • notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
  • observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
  • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
  • describe magnets as having two poles
  • predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.