Content will be split between Learning Enquiry themes



Can they identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees?

Can they identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees?


Animals, including humans

Can they identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals?

Can they identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores?


Everyday materials

Can they distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made?

Can they identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock?

Can they describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials?

Can they compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties?


Seasonal changes

Can they observe changes across the four seasons?

Can they observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies?




What do people say about God?


Can they keep a weather chart and answer questions about the weather?

Can they tell someone their address?

Can they explain the main features of a hot and cold place?

Can they explain how the weather changes with each season?

Can they explain what they might wear if they lived in a very hot or a very cold country?

Can they identify the four countries making up the United Kingdom?

Can they name some of the main towns and cities in the United Kingdom?

Challenging: Can they answer questions using a weather chart?

Can they make plausible predictions about what the weather may be like later in the day or tomorrow?

Can they name a few towns in the south and north of the UK?

Can they name key features associated with a town or village, e.g. factory, detached house, semi-detached house, terrace house?


Can they use words and phrases like: old, new and a long time ago?

Can they recognise that some objects belonged to the past?

Can they explain how they have changed since they were born?

Do they appreciate that some famous people have helped our lives be better today?

Can they ask and answer questions about old and new objects?

Can they spot old and new things in a picture?

Can they answer questions using an artefact / photograph provided?

Can they give a plausible explanation about what an object was used for in the past?

Challenging: Can they put up to five objects / events in chronological order (recent history) ?

Can they use words and phrases like: very old, when mummy and daddy were little?

Can they explain why certain objects were different in the past, e.g. iron, music systems, televisions?

Can they find out more about a famous person from the past and carry out some research on him or her?

Can they explain the differences between past and present in their life and that of other children from a different time in history?


Can they communicate something about themselves in their drawing and paintings?

Can they create moods in their drawings and paintings?

Can they draw lines of different shapes and thickness, using 2 different grades of pencil?

Can they name the primary and secondary colours?

Can they print to create a repeating pattern?

Can they cut, roll and coil materials such as clay, dough or Plasticine?

Can they use a simple painting IT program to create a picture?

Can they describe what they can see and like in the work of another artist?

Can they ask sensible questions about a piece of art?

Challenging: Can they create a picture which puts emphasis on happiness or sadness?

Can they explain which colours are needed to be mixed to make secondary colours?

Can they talk with some authority about the work of certain artists?

Design and Technology

Can they think of some ideas of their own?

Can they describe how something works?

Can they cut food safely?

Can they make a product which moves?

Can they make their model stronger if it needs to be?

Can they talk with others about how they want to construct their product?

Can they select appropriate resources and tools for their building projects?

Can they make simple plans before making objects?



Can they use their voice to sing?

Can they play tuned and untuned instruments musically?

Can they clap short rhythmic patterns?

Can they make different sounds with their voice and instruments?

Can they repeat (short rhythmic and melodic) patterns?

Can they make a sequence of sound?

Can they respond to different moods in music?

Can they say whether they like or dislike a piece of music?

Can they choose sounds to represent different things?

Can they follow instructions about when to play or sing?



Do they understand simple classroom commands?

Do they understand short statements?

Do they understand simple questions?

Do they understand clearly spoken speech?

Can they answer with a single word?

Can they answer with a short phrase?

Can they read and understand a single word?

Can they label items?

Can they choose the right words to complete a phrase?

Can they choose the right words to complete a short sentence?