National curriculum content
- Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans.
- Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.
- Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
LO1: Identify the different types of human teeth and their simple functions.
LO2: Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the human digestive system.
LO3: Recreate the digestive system.
LO4: Compare the diets of different animals and use evidence to identify their diets.
LO5: Use our understanding of producers, predators and prey to answer questions about the impact of changes to a food chain.
LO6: Learn how to remove plaque from my teeth to keep them healthy.
What we want children to know
- How to suggest reasons for differences in the teeth of carnivores and herbivores
- Know the main body parts associated with the digestive system
- Explore questions which help to further understanding of the digestive systems special functions
- Find out what damages teeth and how to look after them
- Discuss ideas about the digestive system and be able to compare them with models or pictures
What skills we want children to develop
- Report on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.
- Use straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support findings.
- Ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.
- Identify differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes.
- Set up simple practical enquiries and fair tests.
Incisors, molars, canines, premolars, wisdom teeth, digestion, nutrition, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, producer, predator, prey, consumer