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    Ourselves

    Learning objectives

    identify and locate parts of their body, including sense organs; recognise changes that take place as animals get older; use their observations to point out differences between humans and other animals and between animals and non-living things and communicate observations and measurements.

    Key Skills

    exploring and using senses; observing and describing living things, and communicating what happened in their work.

    Light and dark

    Learning objectives

    name a number of light sources, including the Sun; recognise that they cannot see in the dark; describe and compare some light sources and explain why it is dangerous to look at the Sun.

    Key Skills

    making suggestions of how to investigate an idea; making observations and comparisons; explaining observations.

    Sorting and using materials

    Learning objectives

    name some common materials; make observations of these and of common objects, communicate these using terms eg bendy, rough, hard; suggest how to test an idea and say what the result of the test shows. suggest several reasons why a material may or may not be suitable for a particular purpose and predict the results of tests they are going to do.

    Key Skills

    thinking about what is expected to happen; turning ideas into a form that can be tested; making observations and comparisons.

    Sound and hearing

    Learning objectives

    recognise and describe many sounds; describe how sounds are generated by specific objects; state that they hear sounds through their ears; describe what they observe when they move further away from a source of sound; make observations or measurements relating to sounds and with help present these in charts.

    Key Skills

    making, recording and presenting observations; drawing conclusions.

    Pushes and pulls

    Learning objectives

    observe, describe and compare movements they make and movements of objects in terms of speed or direction; describe how to make a familiar object start moving by pushing or pulling and recognise dangers to themselves in moving objects; describe how windmills or water wheels are made to move and why it is dangerous to try to stop a heavy object moving.

    Key Skills

    making observations and communicating these