Human Senses

Year 1

Unit Overview

This project teaches children that humans are a type of animal, known as a mammal. They name body parts and recognise common structures between humans and other animals. They learn about the senses, the body parts associated with each sense and their role in keeping us safe.


Children will complete a variety of tasks whilst wearing a blindford, such as:

  • stack rings from smallest to largest

  • complete a simple toddler jigsaw

  • count how many objects on a tray


We will write down how we will keep our tests fair and also record our results.


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Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions

  1. To perform simple tests.

  2. To use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.

  3. To identify name and draw the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

  4. To gather and record data to help in answering questions.

  5. To identify and name a variety of common animals including humans.

  6. To describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including humans.

Scientific Enquiry: Investigations

  1. What can our hands do?

    • Use simple equipment to measure and make observations.

    • Ask simple scientific questions.

  2. Why do we have two eyes?

    • Gather and record data to help in answering questions.

    • Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways.


Investigate what happens when you place hands in different water temperatures.


Non-Fiction books about the human body