People and their Pets
This resource contains six activities that link to Animals, including humans and Materials, they are designed for use with mixed age groups classes of Year 1 and 2. Activities include:
- exploring and observing animals in their school grounds, through a nature walk.
- opportunities to observe woodlice over time; designing a woodlice habitat and recording findings. In this activity children will begin to explore the materials required for a suitable woodlice habitat.
- exploring and investigating absorbency through the hook of pets ‘making a mess’ and us needing to clean up after them.
- designing their own ‘imaginary’ pet – through understanding of different animal groups such as; birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals.
- opportunities to observe, compare and describe a variety of pets appearances and behaviours.
These activities have been provided by Hamilton Trust as part of their mixed age group science lessons.
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