Seasonal changes (Y1)

Prior learning

  • Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur and talk about changes. (Early Learning Goal)

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)