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Topics and Skills


Your child may study aspects of one or more of these topics throughout the year:

  • Minibeasts (insects)
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • People who help us
  • Festivals and celebrations
  • Ourselves
  • Where we live
  • Water
  • Seasons and weather
  • Communities and cultures
  • Time



As part of their topic work, the children will also be developing a range of other skills:


Investigation and exploration

  • How to use their senses to investigate objects and materials
  • Looking at objects and observing similarities, differences, patterns and changes
  • Finding out and identifying features of living things, objects and events


Design and construction

  • Using a wide range of materials to build
  • Choosing the right tools to make, measure, cut and join
  • Making an object with a purpose and being able to describe it



  • How we use ICT in everyday situations
  • Programmable toys
  • How to complete a simple program on a computer
  • Using a mouse and keyboard and being able to click on an icon