Science – Biology – Animals and Habitats

Subject Key Objective Progression & Development by Year Groups

The following is a guide to help you understand your child’s progression through school.

All lessons are differentiated. This means teachers plan activities that enable the objective to be learned by all children including those who will find the objective challenging, those children who with hard work will secure good progress and those children who can tackle extra stretch and challenge in this subject.

Science – Biology – Animals and Habitats – Primary Curriculum


Biology – Animals and Habitats – Foundation stage:

To explore habitats and their animals in their immediate environment.

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Reptile

  • Mammal

  • Insect

  • Amphibian



Biology – Animals and Habitats – Year 1:

To explore animals and their habitats in the local environment, and ask related questions.

Reptile

Mammal

Insect

Amphibian



Biology – Animals and Habitats – Year 2:

To explore, compare and contrast local and other environments and their animals; to understand how to care for these animals.

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Offspring

  • Habitat

  • Grow

  • Adult



Biology – Animals and Habitats – Year 3:

To explore a variety of habitats and to begin to use classification to help group and name animals.

Offspring

Habitat

Grow

Adult



Biology – Animals and Habitats – Year 4:

To understand that habitats and environments may change and that this can sometimes pose danger to living things.

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Prey

  • Predator

  • Food Chain

  • Diet



Biology – Animals and Habitats – Year 5:

To understand and ask questions about how the local environment change throughout the yea; to observe a range of life cycles .

Prey

Predator

Food Chain

Diet



Biology – Animals and Habitats – Year 6:

To understand different environments and the habitats that they provide by working scientifically, using classification systems and keys to identify the animals and plants that live there.

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Organism

  • Migration

  • Evolution

  • Environment



Biology – Animals and Habitats – Mastery:

To have a full understanding of different habitats by working and thinking scientifically.

Organism

Migration

Evolution

Environment

This collection of short films and resources will help you understand your child’s progression through school.

The curriculum film resource has been broken down by subject area initially and then by topic area.