Human Survival

Year 2

Unit Overview

This project teaches children about the basic needs of humans for survival, including the importance of exercise, nutrition and good hygiene. They learn how human offspring grow and change over time into adulthood.

❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT

We will learn to measure our beats per minute using a heart monitor machine.

️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

We will have lots of opportunities to write predictions, methods, conclusions etc when we undertake our investigations.

🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

We will go outside to exercise and undertake our investigations.

Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions

  1. Why should I exercise? Investigation

  2. How do germs spread? Investigation

  3. To understand that human offspring go through different stages as they grow to become adults

  4. To understand that humans need water, food, air and shelter to survive.

  5. To explore that a healthy lifestyle includes exercise, good personal hygiene, good quality sleep and a balanced diet.

Scientific Enquiry: Investigations

  1. Why should I exercise?

    • Children learn about the heart and heart rate then complete physical activities that allow them to see the effect exercise has on our body.

  2. How do germs spread?

    • Children observe how easily germs can spread through direct and indirect contact.

🏁 BIG FINISH

We will create quiz questions and compete in teams to see who can recall the most information about our Humans topic

πŸ“– FOCUS TEXT(S)

We will be using a range of non-fiction texts within lessons and they will be available in the class library.