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KS1 - Year 2 - Animals, including humans

Life cyclesFree! 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | OS2C002

Children learn about life cycles. They match images to the correct place on a diagram and create 3 life cycles of their own.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 2c1: notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
I can sequence and describe the life cycle of different animals.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | Life cycles

Stages of a human life 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | OS2C001

Children sequence five pictures showing the stages of a human life (male). They match labels and descriptions to the pictures.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 2c1: notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
I can sequence the different stages in a human life.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | Stages of a human life

Animals and their offspring 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | OS2C003

Children match four different animals to their offspring and explain what changes have taken place as it has grown.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 2c1: notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
I can match the young of different animals to their adult form.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | Animals and their offspring

What do humans need to survive 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | OS2C004

Children discuss what humans need to survive. They cut out pictures of 8 things and sort them into groups - essential and non-essential to survival.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 2c2: find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
I can explain what humans need to survive.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | What do humans need to survive

What do animals need to survive 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | OS2C005

Children discuss what animals need to survive and group 8 pictures into 2 groups - things that animals need to survive and things that they do not need.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 2c2: find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
I can explain what animals need to survive.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | What do animals need to survive

Food hygiene 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | OS2C006

Children learn about the importance of cleanliness when preparing food and eating. They carry out a matching activity with problems and solutions.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 2c3: describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
I can explain why it is important to be clean when eating food.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | Food hygiene

Exercise 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | OS2C007

Children learn about the benefits and effects of exercise. They carry out an investigation into the muscles used when performing different activities.

  • ks1w3: performing simple tests
  • ks1w5: using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • ks1w6: gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • 2c3: describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
I can investigate how exercise produces changes in the body.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | Exercise

Healthy eating 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | OS2C008

Children learn about the 5 food groups and how they keep us healthy. They sort 25 different foods into their groups in a cut and paste activity.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 2c3: describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
I can explain how the different food groups help us to stay healthy.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Animals, including humans | Healthy eating