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Primary Science Resources for the National Curriculum

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KS1 - Year 1 - Animals, including humans

Animal body groupsFree! 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | OS1B006

Children play a 2-player game where they draw cards, challenging them to group animals in a variety of ways. Challenge cards include properties such as 'animals with a skeleton on the inside' and 'animals with feathers'.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1b3: Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)
I can group animals my their body type.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | Animal body groups

Identifying mammals 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | OS1B001

Children learn that mammals give birth to live young. They sort 9 pictures into 2 groups - mammals and non-mammals. They consider what else the mammals have in common.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1b1: Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
I can identify some mammals.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | Identifying mammals

Grouping animals 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | OS1B002

Children learn about 5 groups of animals - birds, mammals, reptiles, fish and amphibians. They place 18 pictures in the correct animal groups. A description is provided for each animal group.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1b1: Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
I can place animals in the fish, amphibian, bird, reptile and mammal groups.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | Grouping animals

Animals and their food 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | OS1B003

Children match 6 different animals to examples of their food. They consider whether animals eat plants or other animals. Children explore patterns, such as animals eating the same type of food.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1b1: Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
I can match animals to what they eat.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | Animals and their food

Animal diet 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | OS1B004

Children learn about carnivores (animals that only eat meat), herbivores (animals that only eat plants) and omnivores (animals that eat both meat and plants). They place 12 different animals in the correct groups, depending on whether they are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1b2: Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
I can identify carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | Animal diet

Animal bodies 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | OS1B005

Children use a word bank to help them label the body parts of 12 different animals. There are 20 different body parts in the word bank, including head, tail, beak, leg and wing.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1b3: Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)
I can label the main parts of animals' bodies.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | Animal bodies

The human body 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | OS1B007

Children use a word bank to help them to label 3 bodies - a baby, a boy and a man. Body parts in the word bank include head, neck, arm, elbow, leg, knee, face, ear, eye, hair, mouth and teeth.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1b4: Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say what part of the body is associated with which sense
I can label the main parts of the human body.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | The human body

The five senses 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | OS1B008

Children use a word bank to label a diagram, showing what part of the body is associated with each sense - sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. They learn that the sense of touch is associated with the whole body, rather than a particular organ.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1b4: Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say what part of the body is associated with which sense
I can explain what part of the body is to do with which sense.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Animals, including humans | The five senses