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The primary school science curriculum for Year 1 includes learning about animal classification – how animals are grouped in to these classes: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish. Year 1 children also learn about carnivores, omnivores & herbivores – groups that animals fit in to depending on what they eat. Moving in to Year 2, there is quite a strong emphasis on animals within the science curriculum. Children learn the differences between living things and dead things, and things that have never been alive, and about the basic needs of all animals. Their learning also includes gaining a knowledge of habitats and how animals live in a place to which they are suited, an introduction to simple food chains and life cycles.
Whilst at school, children will often study an animal related topic such as Rainforests or Africa to help aid their learning. The Lion Learners animals regularly visit schools to reinforce this learning and provide the children with some hands on experience.
Animal Bingo – a great game to play to reinforce learning about animal groups mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, amphibians and minibeasts. Download below.
Animal Groups Cut & Stick – this activity help reinforce your child’s knowledge of animal groups, by sticking the animal pictures in the right box.
Carnivores, Herbivores & Omnivores: stick the animals in to the correct boxes – are they plant eaters, meat eaters or both
Classification is taught in primary school from Year 1. What makes a mammal a mammal? What do all reptiles have in common? What is an amphibian? Some of our lovely animals will help you to find out in these videos.
Living Things: Choose the correct answers to the questions: ‘What does a rabbit do to show us that it is alive?’ and ‘What does the rabbit need to stay alive?’
These videos cover the animal objectives from the Year 2 Science Curriculum. Animals feature quite a lot in the Year 2 curriculum. The children learn all about Habitats – why do different animals live in different places? Food Chains are also covered; children learn that plants and animals within habitats are linked – they need each other to survive. Then they move on to learn about Living Things – How do we know if something is alive? What do living things need to survive? How do animals have babies and how do those babies grow up?
Year 3 – Vertebrate or Invertebrate.
Put these animals in to the correct category.
Year 4 – Food Chains.
Producer, Prey or Predator? Create a food chain.