Spring 2018 Subject Specific Science da Vinci        
Science 1 week 1 week 1 week 1 week 1 week 1 week   2 weeks 2 weeks 1 week
strand earth and space   British Science Week investigates 09.18.03.18 animals including humans  
focus Sun Moon nightime Earth planets space   Exploration and Discovery' I am an animal! animals in general
activities what do I already know about space? ] find images of the Moon - a real image as in space and a cartoon image what happens in our home environments at nightime? read and discuss an 'Earth Fact' sheet how many planets are there in the solar system? Are they all the same shape? how can we travel to space? - discuss the options   exploring the outdoors: Watch seeds grow draw yourself and label as many of your features as you can think of as many different ways that animals move - try them out!
..make a record of what you know and keep safe for the end of the strand from text books, add facts about the Moon around a labelled image of the Moon what happens in our school environment at daytime? search for images and diagrams to support the facts - text books and computers look at photos and talk about their colours Can you name someone who has travelled to space? - look them up!   exploring the outdoors: Poo from the past orgnaise a message to go home to request photos of themselves at different ages/stages play 'Simon Says' with animal movements and/or animal names and remember how they move!
watch a powerpoint on the Sun - discuss the content, record remembered facts around a labelled image of the sun enjoy a 'Moon quiz' using the facts recorded on individual sheets discuss what we expect to see in the sky during the night and the day look at a globe and notice the shape - spherical name the planets, find a photo/image and label each one discuss what you think it would be like in space - what would you like to take with you and why?   exploring our homes: Confusing cans discuss and note differences/similarities in themselves choose an animal to watch closely, in its home environment/habitat
look in text books for some facts about the Sun, different to those off the powerpoint - add to sheet watch a time-lapse clip of the Moon in the sky - look at photos of the phases of the Moon give reasons as to our responses to the above 3 questions and listen to other peoples opinons watch a clip of Earth from space and discuss what can seen - create a record complete a planet puzzle then use this to put planet photos in the correct order research using text books and computers to see if any of your ideas are currently seen to be facts   exploring our homes: Plastic milk discuss and note differences/similarities between themselves and a friend have you a question you would like to find the answer to? Let's find out!
why is the Sun important to life on Earth? - has anyone already found the answer and can share? be encouraged to look at the Moon at night and keep a 10 day log of the shape of the Moon   draw a diagram to represent the position of the Sun in relation to the Earth research facts for a 'planet table' - fill the gaps!     exploring the world: Escape from the ice discuss and note differences/similarities between themselves and an adult in the class  
compare the 10 day logs with photos of the phases of the Moon tne the time-lapse clip           exploring the world: Astro-nappy what do we have the same as other animals we know? [skin, bones, blood, babies]  
                     
P6 knows not to look directly at the sun knows the Moon can be seen at night knows there is no sun at night looks at pictures of the Earth from space         compares photos of themselves at different ages knows how familiar animals move
  knows the Sun and Moon are in the sky knows the Sun and Moon are in the sky identifies the source of light in their environment describes Earth shape as a ball         recognises differences between themselves and their teacher plays Simon Says
  feels warmth from the Sun observes the Moon talks about different things they do during the day and the night discusses pictures they see of the Earth         recognises differences between themselves and a friend imitates the movements of animals
  discusses pictures they see of the Sun looks at photos of the Moon               asks simple questions about an animal
    watches a time lapse clip of the moon in the sky                
    discusses pictures they see of the Moon                
                     
P7   looks at photos of the Moon in different phases uses comparative language in practical situations day/night makes a collection of photos of the Earth from space looks at photos of planets and talks about their colours talks simply about how they would travel into space     is aware of different ages of people describes an animal from a picture
    takes/finds a photo of the Moon   classes the Earth as 'round' asks questions about the planets in the Solar System       sequences a series of 3 pictures showing human life cycle asks to see picture/video of animal not in their environment
    groups photos of the Moon in different phases together knowing they are all the Moon   groups different photos of the Earth [from space] together points out rings on a photo of Saturn       knows animals have skin names parts of an animal/fish eg fin/beak
        looks at globe and notices shape sorts photos of planets into simple group       knows animals have blood  
        spins a globe use simple terms to describe clip/photos of stars       knows animals have bones  
                  knows animals have babies  
                     
P8 is aware that the Sun appears to move across the sky uses the word 'Moon' to describe what they see in the sky knows that night and day follow and are regular uses the word 'Earth' to name our planet connects the idea that planets are all approximately spherical find out about different ways we can travel around the world     names some parts of their body  
  uses the word 'Sun' to describe what they see in the sky labels a picture of the Moon talks about what they would expect to see in the sky labels a picture of the Earth completes a simple table of information showing what they have found out about different planets look at clips of craft travelling into space        
  asks what might happen in the Sun at night         uses simple words to describe what they tink space is like        
  labels a picture of the Sun         describes how an astonaut' suit might protect them in space        
            finds out about an astronaut who has landed on the Moon        
                     
Step 1 discusses why the Sun is important to life on Earth knows that the Moon is made of rock   watches a clip of the Earth from space and discusses what they see classifies planets by properties they have researched i.e. those which have Moons looks at examples of different space craft     names and labels the main parts of the face  
  knows why they should not look directly at the Sun - even with sunglasses on examines photos of the Moon   identifies and records what can be seen from space when looking at the earth   finds out about different space crafts     draw a face with the main features  
    logs the shape of the Moon in the sky over a month       in simple terms, talks bout what a space craft needs     knows the 5 human senses  
            discusses what they would like their rocket to travel to and what they mght see there     can say which part of the body is associated with each sense  
                  names and labels the main external parts of the body  
                  draws a human with the main body features