Year 5: Living things and their habitats

This list consists of lesson plans, activities and video clips to support the teaching of Living things and their habitats at Year Five. It contains tips on using the resources, suggestions for further use and background 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 differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird

• describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals

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