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History

Topic - Ancient Egypt

Key Skills/Knowledge

  • Place events from period studied on timeline.
  • Use terms related to the period and begin to date events.
  • Understand more complex terms e.g. BC/AD.
  • Use evidence to reconstruct life in time studied.
  • Identify key features and events of time studied.
  • Look for links and effects in time studied.
  • Offer a reasonable explanation for some events.
  • Look at evidence available.
  • Begin to evaluate the usefulness of different sources.
  • Use textbooks and historical knowledge.
  • Use evidence to build up a picture of a past event.
  • Choose relevant material to present a picture of one aspect of life in time past.
  • Ask a variety of questions.
  • Use the library and internet for research.
  • Recall, select and organise historical information.
  • Communicate their knowledge and understanding.

 

Science

Topic - Sound

Key Skills/Knowledge

  • Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating. 
  • Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.
  • Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.
  • Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.
  • Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.
  • Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.
  • Setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.
  • Making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers.
  • Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.
  • Recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables.
  • Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.
  • Using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions.
  • Identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes.
  • Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.

 

Science

Topic - Electricity

Key Skills/Knowledge

  • Identify common appliances that run on electricity.
  • Construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
  • Identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery,
  • Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit,
  • Recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.

 

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