National curriculum content
- Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amounts of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat.
- Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
- Explain what humans and other animals need to live
- Name some body parts and bones
- Explain why we have a skeleton
- Know what a vertebrate, an invertebrate and an exoskeleton is
- Know that muscles are needed to make bones move
What we want children to know
- Humans and other animals need to find and eat food because they cannot make their own.
- Suggest which food is eaten by different animals and why.
- Recognise food groups and classify according to those groups.
- Name, position and explain the function of some bones.
- Why humans have skeletons.
- The difference between animals that are vertebrates and invertebrates.
- Where there are different muscles in the body.
- Demonstrate and describe what happens to the muscle when they move their arm.
What skills we want children to develop
- Use a grid to record data and draw conclusions
- Classify some vertebrates and invertebrates
- Record findings using simple scientific language
- Report and present findings from enquiries
- Classify food into the different food groups
balanced diet, biceps, carbohydrates, contract, relax, exoskeleton, fats, femur, humerus, joint, muscle, nutrients, protein, skeleton, triceps, vertebrates