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Comparative and fair testing

In the Spring Term Key Stage one children cover the objective 'Animals Including Humans' within this topic children are taught to;


Year 1:

• identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
• identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
• describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)
• identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.


Year 2:

  • notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  •  find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.


Within this topic the children have been performing simple tests.


Exploring senses

The children were given free reign to use their senses to explore the fruits on the table. They could touch them, taste them, look at similarities and differences, smell them and feel them. We felt the difference when touching with our cheeks, fingers and arms.