Saturday, 25 February 2012

Year 1 to Year 3 Knowledge Contents

LEVEL  1 Knowledge Contents
(Year 1 to Year 3)

The Level I curriculum contents are organised around two themes as follows:

A. Learning about Living Things
B. Learning about the World around Us


The following are the contents for each theme:

A. Learning About Living Things
The theme introduces pupils to living things and non-living things.
Pupils learn about themselves, animals and plants around them. Pupils
also learn about senses, good health, good habits and some of the life
processes that humans undergo.
The contents of this theme are as follows:

1. Ourselves
-The names of different parts of the body.
-The five senses and the part of the body linked with each sense.
-Linking good health with good habits.
-There are different types of food.
-Linking eating good foods with good health.
-We need food and water to stay alive.
-We need to eat different kinds of food to be healthy.
-We grow and change as we grow older.

2. Animals

-The names of different animals
-The names of different parts of animals
-Where animals live.
-What animals need to live.
-The different foods that animals eat.
-Animals grow.
-External features of animals.
-Animals can be grouped according to external features.
-Animals can be grouped in many ways.

3. Plants

-The names of different plants.
-The names of different parts of plants.
-Plants need water to grow.
-Plants need sunlight to grow.
-Plants grow.
-Plants need the right amount of water for healthy growth.
-Flowering plants produce seeds which grow into new plants
-External features of plants.
-Plants can be grouped according to external features.
-Plants can be grouped in many ways.

4. Living Things and Non Living Things
-Make observations and use information to group things into living things and non-living   
 things.
B. Learning About The World Around Us
The theme introduces pupils to the senses of sight, touch, smell,hearing and taste. Pupils also learn about batteries, magnet, light, soil and force. Pupils learn about properties of materials such as sink and float, absorption and magnetism
1. Using Our Senses
-About different colours.
-About different shapes.
-About different sizes.
-Grouping objects using different criteria.
-About different sounds.
-About different smells.
-About different tastes.
-About different properties and conditions of materials through touch
-Using senses to identify objects.
2. Finding Out about Thing that Float and Sink
-Some things float and some things sink.
3. Finding Out About light and Dark
-About light and dark.
4. Long or Short.
-Observe and compare lengths.
-Measure length using non-standard tools.
5. The Magic of Batteries
-About things that use batteries.
-How to use a battery.
-How to make a complete circuit.
6. Mixing Things
-Some materials can dissolve in water and some cannot.
7. Push and Pull
-Pushing and pulling can change the shape of objects.
-Pushing or pulling can make things speed up, slow down orchange direction.
-Making predictions and to test them.

8. Magnets
-Magnets can attract or repel each other.
-The need to handle magnets properly.
-Magnets attract some materials.
-Magnets have different strengths.
-The different uses of magnets.
9. Electricity
-How to make a bulb in a circuit brighter or dimmer.
-Some materials conduct electricity.
-A switch is used to complete or break a circuit.
10.Springs
-A spring will return to its original size and shape after being bent, twisted, stretched or  
 squeezed.
-Springs stretch differently.
-The uses of springs.
11.Absorption
-Some materials can absorb water.
-Some materials can absorb more water than others.
-The uses of the ability of materials to absorb water.
12.Soil
-What soil is made of.
-The flow of water through different types of soil.
-Certain soils are more suitable for plant growth.
13.Mixing Substances
-Different substances have different properties.
-Some substances are unsafe and should be handled with care.
-A mixture of substances can be separated.

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