Animal Parts

Year 1

Unit Overview

In this Animal unit, your child will learn that animals, including humans, can be sorted into six groups: amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals and reptiles. They will learn that different animal groups have similar and different body parts and the purposes of these body parts. They will sort animals into the six animal groups based on characteristics. They will learn about pets and how they are cared for and identify the animal group for each. They will complete a class block graph by recording which pet they prefer, then interpret the classes' results to learn which pets are the most and least popular. They will discuss what different animals eat, using the terms 'carnivore', 'herbivore' and 'omnivore', and observe the characteristic features of different animals that belong to these groups by examining their teeth and eye positions. They will complete Venn diagrams, identifying animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores..Β 

❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT

We will look at some real pets and talk about how we look after them.

️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

We will write up different sections of our investigations.

🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

Investigating birds - RSPB bird watch

Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions

Scientific Enquiry: Investigations

🏁 BIG FINISH

Make an information leaflet about how to look after different animals

πŸ“– FOCUS TEXT(S)Β 

Non Fiction

Looking after Cats and Kittens

My New Pet - Puppy

Tigers

Pet Pals -dogs

Wow animals

Fiction

Alans Big Scary Teeth

Poo in the Zoo

Odd Dog Out

Bob to the rescue

The Sloth who came to stay

Poetry

Animal Poems