Year 5: Animals, including humans

This list consists of lesson plans, activities and video clips to support the teaching of Animals, including humans 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 changes as humans develop to old age.

As this topic looks at stages in the lifecycle of a human it could be taught together with the topic Year 5: Living things and their habitats which looks at lifecycles and reproduction.

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