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Spotlight On… Teaching Primary School Students About Animals and Habitats

Spring is on its way! As the sun is beginning to rise and shine a bit more, this is a time where animals are busting into life as they’re coming...

Spring is on its way! As the sun is beginning to rise and shine a bit more, this is a time where animals are busting into life as they’re coming out of hibernation.

With this, now seems like the perfect time to take you through the many ways you can teach your students about animals and habitats with EducationCity.

We’ve put together a list of just some of our fantastic Key Stage 1 and 2 resources that are in the Science module you can use…

Don’t forget that they’re easily retrieved by using the Search bar at the top of the homepage.

Key Stage 1

Learn Screens

Teatime – Explore different habitats, the animals that live there and what they eat.

Activities

Mane Course – Identifying animals and grouping them according to what type of animal they are and what they eat.

Gone Astray – Identify the correct habitat for the given animal.

Topic Tools

Habitats – Create models of habitats with animals and animal relationships.

Zoo Keeper – An introduction to vertebrates and invertebrates.

Key Stage 2

Learn Screens

Zoo Keeper – An introduction to vertebrates and invertebrates.

Sorting the Spider – Recognising that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.

Cycles of Life – Describing the differences in life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.

That’s Classified – Explore a classification chart to see how living things can be split into categories and what each classification has in common.

Activities

Zoo Keeper – Identify an animal as being either a vertebrate or invertebrate.

The Huntress – Complete the food chain by identifying either the producer, the prey or the predator.

Circle of Life – Compare life cycles of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds.

Zoo Keeper – Correctly classify animals into their taxonomic groups including: molluscs, crustaceans and arachnids.

Topic Tools

Food Chain – Explore food chains within a range of habitats.

Habitats – Create models of habitats with animals and animal relationships.

Don’t Forget: MyCity

Remember you can always use a MyCity to group the resources above, or any other work, in one place and assign it to students as Classwork or Homework. It’s really easy – and is flexible enough to let you tailor your teaching to your needs.

Want to take a look at the resources mentioned above? Log in to EducationCity here or take a free trial.

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