Year 6: Animals, including humans

This list consists of lesson plans, activities and video clips to support the teaching of Animals, including humans at Year Six. 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:

• identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood

•  recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function

•  describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

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