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Nursery
  • Understand the world
  • Notice detailed features in the environment
  • Comment on what they find in the natural environment
  • Show care & concern for living things
  • Talk about changes (growth, decay, changes over time)
Reception
  • Comment and ask questions about the natural world
  • Discuss things they've observed such as plants, animals, natural & found objects
  • Show care for living things and the environment
  • Look at similarities and differences in relation to objects, materials and living things
  • Discuss patterns and change and why they may occur.
Y1
  • Ask questions, perform simple tests, observe, interpret observations and data
  • Identify plants and flowers
  • Observe differences in evergreen and deciduous trees
  • Explore the structure of plants and flowers
  • Identify, describe and classify common animals and fish
  • Talk about the senses
  • Label basic parts of the body
  • Identify materials, describe their properties, compare and group them.
  • Name the four seasons and the weather associated with them
  • Explore day length
Y2
  • Ask simple questions
  • Perform simple tests
  • Identify and classify into different groups
  • Use observations & ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Gather and record data to help answer questions
  • Identify animals that are carnivore or herbivore
  • Life cycles (chicks/frogs)
  • Find out & describe basic needs for survival (water, food, air)
  • Describe importance for humans of exercise, balanced diet and hygiene
  • Explore and compare living things
  • Identify different habitats 
  • Identify and name plants and animals in their habitats (inc micro habitat)
  • Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals (on land, in sea)
  • Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
  • Find out and describe what plants need to grow and stay healthy
  • Identify and compare the suitability of different materials for a particular use
  • Find out about how the shape of solid objects can be changed 

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