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The science curriculum from EYFS right through to KS4 is brimming with opportunities to bring learning to life using animals.

Key areas include:

KS1/2

  • recognising and comparing the main external parts of the bodies of humans and other animals
  • how to treat animals with care and sensitivity
  • the senses that enable humans and other animals to be aware of the world around them
  • grouping living things according to observable similarities and differences
  • caring for the environment
  • the different plants and animals found in different habitats
  • that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles to support and protect their bodies and to help them to move
  • how animals and plants in two different habitats are suited to their environment
  • using food chains to show feeding relationships in a habitat

KS3/4

  • how selective breeding can lead to new varieties
  • classifying living things into the major taxonomic groups
  • how habitats support a diversity of plants and animals that are interdependent
  • how some organisms are adapted to survive daily and seasonal changes in their habitats
  • how the distribution and relative abundance of organisms in habitats can be explained using ideas of interdependence, adaptation, competition and predation

Aside from such ‘Living Things’ related objectives, pupils will be encouraged to think creatively and critically, to ask questions, look for evidence, make reasoned observations and listen to each other.

Get really close with the Beastly Science computer-scope! See in tiny detail how these incredible animals have adapted to make the most of their environment.

Sessions can be tailored to suit your needs and your setting, inside or out. We are qualified and experienced teachers, fully at home in the classroom, and have current CRB checks and full public liability insurance.

Contact us to discuss how we can make the most of the time you have available.