Seasonal changes (Y1)

Prior learning

  • Understand the key features of the life cycle of a plant and an animal. (Nursery – Plants & Animals, excluding humans)

  • Explore the natural world around them. (Reception – Seasonal changes)

  • Describe what they see, hear and feel whilst outside.  (Reception – Seasonal changes)

  • Understand the effect of changing seasons on the natural world around them. (Reception – Seasonal changes)

Future learning

  • Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes. (Y3 - Light)

  • Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky. (Y5 - Earth and space)

  • The seasons and the Earth’s tilt, day length at different times of year, in different hemispheres. (KS3)