Living things and their habitats
This unit is linked to the Geography Unit of work: Sow, Grow and Farm
❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT
To dissect a plant.
️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES
To write about each investigation including the prediction, method and conclusion.
🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
To plant some potatoes.
Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions
Allotment habitat. To describe, using their knowledge of food chains and webs, what could happen if a habitat had a living thing removed or introduced.
Animal life cycles. To compare the life cycles of animals, including a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
Plant life cycles. To describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
Dissection. To label and draw the parts of a flower involved in sexual reproduction in plants (stamen, filament, anther, pollen, carpel, stigma, style, ovary, ovule and sepal).
Growing. To plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
Impact of modern farming. To research and describe different farming practices in the UK and how these can have positive and negative effects on natural habitats.
Scientific Enquiry: Investigations
Why do birds lay eggs?
How many potatoes can you grow?
🏁 BIG FINISH
Quiz linked with Geography.
📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.