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World Around Us Links - Curriculum Links

Our programmes contribute to the following Statutory requirements for the World Around Us and supports the following key elements of the theme.

Key Stage Statutory Requirement Geography History Science & Technology
Key Stage 1 Interdependence
  • 'me' in the world
  • how plants and animals rely on each other within the natural world
  • interdependence of people and the environment
  • the effect of people on the natural environment over time
  • interdependence of people, plants, animals, and place
The variety of living things in the world and how we can take care of them.
Place
  • how place influences plant and animal life
  • ways in which living things depend on and adapt to their environment
  • features of the immediate world and comparisons between places
  • change over time in local places
  • positive and negative effects of people on places
Comparisons between local area and a contrasting place for example, weather, transport, landscape features.
Aspects of their own immediate world, including different features of town and countryside.
An issue in the local or contrasting environment, for example, litter or speeding cars.
The range of materials used in my area.
How animals use colour to adapt to their natural environment.
Movement and Energy
  • how and why people and animals move
Animals that migrate.
Design and make simple models.
Change over time
  • way in which change occurs in the natural world
  • positive change and how we have a responsibility to make an active contribution
Aspects of change that have occurred over time in the local area, for example, seasonal change or changes that might improve aspects of the local area, such as recycling. Changes in the local natural environment including how they can affect living things.
Key Stage 2 Interdependence
  • how they and others interact in the world
  • how living things rely on each other within the natural world
  • the effect of people on the natural and built environment over time
Some of the ways people affect/conserve the environment both locally and globally.
Local habitats, for example, woodland, lake, river, seashore, protected area or pond.
Ways on which the use of natural resources through time has affected the local and global environment, for example, industrialisation since Victorian times. The relationship between animals and plants in a habitat.
The main stages in the lifecycles of some living things.
Plants and plant growth
Place
  • how place influences the nature of life
  • ways in which people, plants and animals depend on the features and materials in places and how they adapt to their environments
  • features of and variations in places, including physical, human, climatic, vegetation and animal life
  • change over time in places
  • positive and negative effects of natural and human events upon a place over time
Weather in the local area compared to places that experience very different weather conditions. Weather in the local area compared to places that experience very different weather conditions by setting up a weather station.
Movement and Energy
  • causes that affect the movement of people and animals
  • positive ad negative consequences of movement and its impact on people, places and interdependence
Design and make models.
Change over time
  • ways in which change occurs over both short and long periods of time in the physical and natural world
  • the effects of positive and negative changes globally and how we contribute to some of these changes
Travelling to school at different times of the year and in different types of weather. The life of a famous person, family or building in the past.
How the world has changed over time.
How animal and plant behaviour is influenced by seasonal change.
Changes that occur to everyday substances, for example, when dissolved in water, or heated and cooled.
Changes of state in the water cycle.
Obvious changes that occur in lifecycles.
Maths Use of mathematical language and concepts. Categorising and partitioning. Measuring trees.
Lang & Lit Grammatical language of plants, insects, trees, plants. Group discussions. Labelling activities/worksheets.
WA US Tree, insect, animal, plant, fungi species and facts. Photosynthesis of trees/plants. Looking at leaves. Tree planting. Mini-beasts. Food chains. Water cycle. Biodiversity.
PDMU Caring and protection of living things. Wood land as a community. Homes/habitats. Team games.
P.E. Tracking. Tree planting. Forest treasure hunt for leaves. Scavenger hunt.
Art Explore collage boards. Creating collage boards using extracts of plants representing natures colours. Bark rubbing.
Music Listening/identifying woodland and man-made sounds.
R.E. Appreciation of creation (nature) and our responsibility (we are stewards of the earth).
ICT Website hyperlinks, information and worksheets.
Maths Use of mathematical language and concepts. Calculation - temperatures.
Lang & Lit Story time - A little bit of winter. Grammatical language of plants, insects, trees, plants. Group discussions.
WA US Seasonal changes and their effects on the surrounding environment. Trees lifecycles. Hibernation and endangered species. Animals in winter.
PDMU Caring and protection of living things.Homes/habitats. Team games.
P.E.
Art
Music
R.E. Appreciation of creation (nature) and our responsibility (we are stewards of the earth).
ICT Website hyperlinks, information and worksheets.
Maths Use of mathematical language - Size/shape/number.
Lang & Lit Use and exposure to grammatical language associated with woodland/wildlife.
WA US Flower species, photosynthesis, pollination.
PDMU Caring and protection of living things.Homes/habitats. Team games.
P.E.
Art
Music
R.E. Appreciation of creation (nature) and our responsibility (we are stewards of the earth).
ICT Website hyperlinks, information and worksheets.
Maths Use of mathematical language and concepts. Counting - species of birds. Recording - using charts. Bird watching - table.
Lang & Lit Grammatical language associated with birds and animals. Group discussions. Learning tree and Mrs Blackbirds Nest - stories. Granny Sarah and the last red kite - story. Labelling activities/worksheets.
WA US Recognition of characteristics and facts of various birds species (especially native species). Threats to birds and our environment. Biodiversity - birds/woodlands. Lifecylces of birds. Watercycle.
PDMU Working in pairs and groups. Caring and protection of birds in our local environment. Helping our environment.
P.E. Murder mystery. Woodland Walk. Parachute activities.
Art Making nesting socks. Making bird feeders.
Music Bird songs (music). Listening and identifying different bird calls. Natures sounds.
R.E. Appreciation of creation (nature) and our responsibility (we are stewards of the earth).
ICT Website hyperlinks, information and worksheets.
Maths Use of mathematical language and concepts. Counting and recording/mode and median - legs/anntennae/eyes. Measuring - age - of trees.
Lang & Lit Grammatical language associated with minibeasts. Group discussions. Labelling activities/worksheets.
WA US Similarities and differences of a variety of small creatures. Food cycles and food chains. How mini-beasts adapt/survive/lifecycles. Classification of animals/minibeasts. Body parts. Butterfly lifecycle. Ladybird activity. Insect/animal camouflage.
PDMU Adapt an attitude of of caring and protection towards creatures and conservation. Team work.
P.E. Paw print hunt. Hidden objects activity. Minibeast hunt.
Art Drawing insects body parts - game. Butterfly bar. Making camouflage (hidden objects acitivity).
Music Minibeasts sounds.
R.E. Appreciation of creation (nature) and our responsibility (we are stewards of the earth).
ICT Website hyperlinks, information and worksheets.
Maths Use of mathematical language and concepts. Counting/recoding/partitioning/tallying - animals insects size/shape/legs/body parts and way they move from pond-dipping.
Lang & Lit Grammatical language associated with pondlife. Labelling activities. Frog is Frog - story.
WA US Pond life - identity of plants/creatures and how life is sustained in ponds. A pond as a community - biodiversity. Pond layers and their inhabitants. Dragonfly lifecycle. Frog lifecycle. The watercycle. Pollution and conservation/prevention. Fresh water plants - photosynthesis. Swamps.
PDMU Adapt an attitude of of caring and protection towards creatures/conservation and our local pond life. Team work.
P.E. Pond dipping. Outdoor games - Stickleback-Heron/Beetle-frog-Heron.
Art
Music Babbling brook sounds.
R.E. Appreciation of creation (nature) and our responsibility (we are stewards of the earth).
ICT Website hyperlinks, information and worksheets.
Maths Use of mathematical language and concepts. Counting and size - leaves, materials collected for collage.
Lang & Lit Grammatical language associated with trees/forests and wildife. We're going on a bear hunt - story. Wheres my bear - story. Listening to instructions.
WA US Why trees are important to us. Observing flora and fauna of forests (and interconnectivity). Exploring trees - types/fruits/seeds/leaves. Simple photosynthesis. Looking and collecting wildlife samples/minibeasts. Using materials to build dens. Seasons and hibernation.
PDMU Encourages outdoor structured play and imagination. Adapt attitude of responsibility for wildlife and environment. Group discussions. Circle time - Bear introductions.
P.E. Acting and games - animals/insects/trees. Parachute games. Bear hunt (searching for paw-prints). Building a den.
Art Wildlife/woodland walk collage. Bark rubbing. Building a den.
Music Listening for wildlife/nature/man-made sounds. Appreciate silence/quietness.
R.E. Appreciation of creation (nature) and our responsibility (we are stewards of the earth).
ICT Website hyperlinks, information and worksheets.
Maths Use of mathematical language and concepts.
Lang & Lit Grammatical language associated with mammals and their habitats.
WA US Explore mammals - local/global context/types/characteristics. Mammals habitats and human impact both positive and negative. Biodiversity/interdependance.
PDMU
P.E.
Art
Music
R.E. Appreciation of creation (nature) and our responsibility (we are stewards of the earth).
ICT Website hyperlinks, information and worksheets.
Maths Use of mathematical language and concepts. Measuring, recording, counting, partitioning.
Lang & Lit Grammatical language associated with marine wildlife and shoreline activity.
WA US Explore coastal and marine wildlife. Habitats and human impact both positive and negative. Marine birds. Protecting and conservation of coastal and marine environment.
PDMU Team Work. Group discussions.
P.E. Rock pooling. Games. Beach profiling and exploration.
Art Arts and crafts.
Music
R.E. Appreciation of creation (nature) and our responsibility (we are stewards of the earth).
ICT Website hyperlinks, information and worksheets.
Maths Use of mathematical language and concepts. Coordinates and mapping/direction (compasses bearings). Problem solving.
Lang & Lit Grammatical language - following instructional/directional texts. Problem solving.
WA US Orienteering - exploring mapping/geographical factors. Recognising and significance of landmarks.
PDMU Team/group work. Group discussions.
P.E. Cross country travel.
Art
Music
R.E. Appreciation of creation (nature) and our responsibility (we are stewards of the earth).
ICT Website hyperlinks, information and worksheets.
Maths
Lang & Lit
WA US
PDMU Encourages outdoor structured play and imagination. Adapt attitude of responsibility for wildlife and environment. Group discussions. Team work.
P.E. Building a den.
Art Building a den.
Music
R.E. Appreciation of creation (nature) and our responsibility (we are stewards of the earth).
ICT
Maths
Lang & Lit
WA US
PDMU
P.E.
Art
Music Listening for wildlife/nature/man-made sounds. Appreciate silence/quietness.
R.E. Appreciation of creation (nature) and our responsibility (we are stewards of the earth).
ICT
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