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Healthy Bodies

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SKU S6CS30005
Key Stage 2 Animals including humans World Health Day Science Year 6

Use this Animals Including Humans Year 6 planning to teach your Science class how to keep their bodies healthy. They will learn all about nutrition, the importance of exercise, their hearts and more. They will investigate how water and nutrients are transported in the circulatory system and recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on how their bodies function.

 
#TheCompleteSeries7lessons

This Animals Including Humans lesson pack includes a wealth of teaching resources to help you deliver these important lessons, including detailed lesson plans, a slideshow presentation for each lesson, differentiated activity ideas and a range of engaging printable worksheets and resources. There are plenty of practical experiment and investigation ideas (including heart dissection!) and other activities that will have your KS2 class excited to learn about how to keep their bodies healthy.

This scheme of work is also part of a Topic Bundle. Perfect if you are teaching 'Me, Myself and I' as a cross-curricular topic.

#Lesson1EarlyIdeas

The first lesson in this series starts by challenging your class to think about how we know what our bodies need to be healthy. This is done by looking at how scientists in the past worked out the effect that nutrition has on the body, taking the example of the first ever clinical trial by James Lind exploring how to cure scurvy in sailors. Your class also have the chance to design their own clinical trial to investigate how nutrition affects the body.

This downloadable lesson contains a detailed lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources in a ready-to-teach pack.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Information sheet
  • Question cards
#Lesson2FoodLabels

This Year 6 Food Labels lesson looks at a variety of food groups and why it is important to eat a balanced and varied diet. It then goes on to look at food labels and what they can tell us about the foods we eat.

This downloadable lesson contains a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Information sheet
  • Food label cards
#Lesson3HeartMatters

This Circulatory System lesson teaches your class that our bodies need food and water to survive but this lesson takes a look inside the human body and explores how water and nutrients are transported by the circulatory system. They will find out what the function of the heart and lungs are, as well as how arteries and veins transport blood to all the different parts of the body. There is also the opportunity to dissect a heart so your class can see how they work for themselves!

This downloadable ready-to-teach lesson contains a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Label cards
  • Heart dissection sheet
#Lesson4ExerciseEffects

This energetic lesson starts by recapping how the circulatory system works before thinking about how exercise affects the heart and why regular exercise is important to keep us fit and healthy. Your class will have the chance to carry out investigations to see how a variety of exercises affect their pulse rate.

This downloadable lesson contains a detailed lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources in a ready-to-teach pack.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson5MovingMuscles

This Year 6 Muscles of the Body KS2 lesson explores how our skeletal muscles work before looking at why our muscles get tired when we exercise. Your class will learn the names of some of the major muscle groups before thinking about how different exercises affect different muscles.

This downloadable lesson contains a detailed lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources in a ready-to-teach pack.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Human muscles diagram
#Lesson6DrugsandMedicine

This thought-provoking Drugs and Medicine lesson investigates the effects that tobacco, alcohol, medicines and other drugs have on the human body. Your class will identify some of the positive and negative affects drugs can have on us and how to make sure that drugs are taken properly and handled safely.

This downloadable lesson contains a detailed lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources in a ready-to-teach pack.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Challenge cards
#Lesson7Evaluation

The final evaluation lesson in this series gives your class the chance to consolidate what they have learnt about how to keep their bodies healthy. Drawing on everything they have learnt, they will give advice to a variety of characters to help them lead healthier lifestyles. There is also the opportunity to star in a TV programme about what we need to do to take care of our bodies!

This downloadable lesson contains a detailed lesson plan, slideshow presentation, quiz and printable teaching resources in a ready-to-teach pack.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Profile cards
  • Challenge card
  • End of unit quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • Year 6 - planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
  • Year 6 - taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate
  • Year 6 - recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs
  • Year 6 - 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
  • Year 6 - identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments
  • Year 6 - identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood
  • Year 6 - recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function
  • Year 6 - describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans
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