Habitats

Year 2

Unit Overview

This project teaches children about habitats and what a habitat needs to provide. They explore local habitats to identify and name living things and begin to understand how they depend on one another for food and shelter.

❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT

The class will complete an investigation: Do snails have noses?

️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

Children will be recording their investigations such as writing a prediction, method and conclusion

🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

We will be observing animals in our local environment

Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions

  1. To follow a set of instructions to perform a range of simple tests, making simple predictions for what might happen and suggesting ways to answer their questions

  2. To interpret and construct simple food chains to describe how living things depend on each other as a source of food.

  3. To compare and group things that are living, dead or have never been alive.

  4. To use simple equipment to measure and make observations.

  5. To identify and name a variety of plants and animals in a range of habitats

  6. Describe a range of local habitats and habitats beyond their locality (beaches, rainforests, deserts, oceans and mountains) and what all habitats provide for the things that live there

Scientific Enquiry: Investigations

  1. Do snails have noses?

🏁 BIG FINISH

Children will create a learning poster which identifies and names living things and explains how they depend on one another for food and shelter.

πŸ“– FOCUS TEXT(S)

Non fiction texts about animals and habitats will be used within lessons and be available in the class library.