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Summer 1


Biology - Living Things and their Habitat


Children will learn:

  • to group living things by looking at the classification system in more detail.
  • to work scientifically by using classification systems and keys to identify some animals and plants in the immediate environment of Skelton Grange.
  • and find out about the significance of the work of scientist, Carl Linnaeus, a pioneer of classification.
  • to work scientifically by using the Linnaean classification system to discover the binomial names for living things.
  • to describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences;
  • that broad groupings, such as micro-organisms, plants and animals can be subdivided.
  • Through direct observations where possible, they should classify animals into commonly found invertebrates (such as insects, spiders, snails, worms) and vertebrates (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals).
  • They should discuss reasons why living things are placed in one group and not another, giving reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.


Summer 2


Biology - Humans including animals (2)


Children will learn to:

  • recognise the impact of diet on the way their bodies function;
  • describe the ways in which nutrients transported within animals, including humans.
  • describe the ways in which water is transported within animals, including humans.


Biology - Evolution and Inheritance


Children will learn to: 

  • recognise that living things have changed over time;
  • that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago;
  • recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents;
  • identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.