• Wondermind – curriculum links – KS2

    By Sharna Jackson -

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Wondermind supports Art and Design, Science and ICT curricula at KS2.

Art and Design

Knowledge, skills and understanding

Evaluating and developing work

3. Pupils should be taught to:
a. compare ideas, methods and approaches in their own and others’ work and say what they think and feel about them
b. adapt their work according to their views and describe how they might develop it further.

Knowledge and understanding

4. Pupils should be taught about:
a. visual and tactile elements, including colour, pattern and texture, line and tone, shape, form and space, and how these elements can be combined and organised for different purposes
b. materials and processes used in art, craft and design and how these can be matched to ideas and intentions
c. the roles and purposes of artists, craftspeople and designers working in different times and cultures [for example, Western Europe and the wider world].

Breadth of study

5. During the key stage, pupils should be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through:
a. exploring a range of starting points for practical work [for example, themselves, their experiences, images, stories, drama, music, natural and made objects and environments]
d. investigating art, craft and design in the locality and in a variety of genres, styles and traditions [for example, in original and reproduction form, during visits to museums, galleries and sites, on the internet].


Sc2 Life processes and living things

Knowledge, skills and understanding

Life processes

1. Pupils should be taught:
a. that the life processes common to humans and other animals include nutrition, movement, growth and reproduction

Humans and other animals

2. Pupils should be taught:


b. about the need for food for activity and growth, and about the importance of an adequate and varied diet for health


e. that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles to support and protect their bodies and to help them to move

Growth and reproduction

f. about the main stages of the human life cycle


Knowledge, skills and understanding

Finding things out

1. Pupils should be taught:
a. to talk about what information they need and how they can find and use it [for example, searching the internet or a CD-ROM, using printed material, asking people]
b. how to prepare information for development using ICT, including selecting suitable sources, finding information, classifying it and checking it for accuracy [for example, finding information from books or newspapers, creating a class database, classifying by characteristics and purposes, checking the spelling of names is consistent]
c. to interpret information, to check it is relevant and reasonable and to think about what might happen if there were any errors or omissions.

Developing ideas and making things happen

2. Pupils should be taught:
c. to use simulations and explore models in order to answer ‘What if … ?’ questions, to investigate and evaluate the effect of changing values and to identify patterns and relationships [for example, simulation software, spreadsheet models].

Breadth of study

5. During the key stage, pupils should be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through:
c. investigating and comparing the uses of ICT inside and outside school.

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