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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Digestion and food chains

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.

 

Lesson objectives

  • To identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
  • To describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
  • To compare the diets of different animals and use evidence to identify their diets
  • To use our understanding of producers, predators and prey to answer questions about the impact of changes to a food chain
  • To explain to others what I know about teeth and the digestive system

 

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.

 

Vocabulary

Incisors, molars, canines, premolars, wisdom teeth, digestion, nutrition, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, producer, predator, prey, consumer

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