Movement and Feeding
In this unit children will learn that animals including humans need the right types and amounts of nutrition to thrive and grow, and that eating the wrong types and amounts can lead to health problems. They will identify that we cannot make our own food and that we need to eat a varied diet including meat and fish, beans and lentils, fats, starchy foods, fruit and vegetables. They will construct a balanced food plate and describe what happens if we don’t eat a balanced diet. Children will identify that animals have different dietary requirements and some foods that humans eat may be poisonous to animals. They will also explain the role of the muscles and skeleton and describe what would happen if we didn’t have a skeleton.
Working Scientifically, children will identify similarities and differences between themselves and other children, and look for patterns between physical attributes and ability to perform tasks. They will work in groups to raise a question to investigate e.g. can children with longer legs jump further? They will carry out pattern-seeking investigations, take results and construct scatter graphs. They will use evidence to answer questions and draw simple conclusions.
The Bronze Age
The children will explore the key features of the Bronze and Iron Ages, and come to conclusions about the developments within the periods. Links will be made to the Stone Age period, which they may have studied in the autumn term. Throughout the unit, the children will use a variety of sources of evidence to investigate the period, including archaeological evidence with a focus on the Amesbury Archer, the Lindow Man, Roman written accounts of the Celts and reconstruction drawings of both periods. Differing interpretations of evidence will be considered.