Year 4: Animals, including humans

This list consists of lesson plans, activities and interactive resources to support the teaching of animals in Year Four. It contains tips on using the resources, suggestions for further use and subject knowledge. Possible misconceptions are highlighted so that teachers may plan lessons to facilitate correct conceptual understanding. Designed to support the new curriculum programme of study it aims to cover many of the requirements for knowledge and understanding and working scientifically. The statutory requirements are that children are taught to:

• describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans

• identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions

• construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

Food chains is contained within this topic, however it would fit in well when learning about living things and their habitats.

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