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Primary School

Spring 2

Living Things and their Habitats


Children will be taught to: 

  • Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive.
  • Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.
  • Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats.
  • Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.

Children will work scientifically by: 

Sorting and classifying things as to whether they are living, dead or were never alive. 

Recording their findings using charts

Describing how they decided where to place things, 

Exploring questions such as: ‘Is a flame alive? Is a deciduous tree dead in winter?’ Talking about ways of answering their questions.

Constructing a simple food chain that includes humans (e.g. grass, cow, human); Describing the conditions in different habitats and micro-habitats (under log, on stony path, under bushes); 

Finding out how the conditions affect the number and type(s) of plants and animals that live there.

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