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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Growing up and growing old

National curriculum content

 •         Describe the changes as humans develop to old age.


Lesson objectives

  1. Describe the changes as humans develop to old age
  2. Report and present findings
  3. Record data and results


What we want children to know

  • That they can describe the changes from a baby to old age.
  • How to describe visually changes in a child and can compare to how they have changed.
  • To talk about how being a teenager is different to children of their age.
  • How to describe the changes as people age.


What skills we want children to develop

  • Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations.
  • Record data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
  • Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.



Adolescence, adolescent, adult, arthritis, gestation period, life expectancy, menstruation, pregnant, puberty, teenager