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Speaking & Listening

listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers

ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge

use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary

articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions

speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of

Standard English

participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debate


participate in discussion about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say

explain clearly their understanding of what is read to them

discuss the sequence of events in books and how items of information are related


sequencing sentences to form short narratives

re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense

discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils

read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher

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interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables

ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity

ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.

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Everyday Materials

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

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

describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials

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

Seasonal Changes

observe changes across the four seasons

observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

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Geographical skills and fieldwork

use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features

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understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts

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use a range of materials creatively to design and make products

use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space


design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria

generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology

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use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes

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about how physical activity helps us to stay healthy; and ways to be physically active everyday

to recognise that not everyone feels the same at the same time, or feels the same about the same things

to recognise risk in simple everyday situations and what action to take to minimise harm

ways to keep safe in familiar and unfamiliar environments (e.g: shopping centre, park, swimming pool, on the street) and how to cross the road safely

about the people whose job it is to help keep us safe

about what to do if there is an accident and someone is hurt H36. how to get help in an emergency (how to dial 999 and what to say)

basic techniques for resisting pressure to do something they don’t want to do and which may make them unsafe

what to do if they feel unsafe or worried for themselves or others; who to ask for help and importance of keeping trying until they are heard

how to talk about and share their opinions on things that matter to them

about what rules are, why they are needed, and why different rules are needed for different situations and consequences of not adhering to rules and laws

to recognise there are human rights, that are there to protect everyone and about the relationship between rights and responsibilities

ways of carrying out shared responsibilities for protecting the environment in school and at home; how everyday choices can affect the environment

about the different groups they belong to

about the different roles and responsibilities people have in their community

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to recognise what they like and dislike, what is fair and unfair, and what is right and wrong;

to share their opinions on things that matter to them and explain their views

to recognise, name and deal with their feelings in a positive way

to think about themselves, learn from their experiences and recognise what they are good at

to take part in discussions with one other person and the whole class

to take part in a simple debate about topical issues

to recognise choices they can make, and recognise the difference between right and wrong

to agree and follow rules for their group and classroom, and understand how rules help them

to realise that people and other living things have needs, and that they have responsibilities to meet them

that they belong to various groups and communities, such as family and school

what improves and harms their local, natural and built environments and about some of the ways people look after them

to realise that money comes from different sources and can be used for different purposes

how to make simple choices that improve their health and wellbeing

rules for, and ways of, keeping safe, including basic road safety, and about people who can help them to stay safe.

to recognise how their behaviour affects other people