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Pets and Gardens

£12.00
SKU S1CS40600
Key Stage 1 Animals including humans Living things and their habitats Science Year 1

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This exciting Pets and Gardens Year 1 scheme of work themed around pets and gardens will have your class exploring and identifying the things that live in their homes and gardens. They will begin by identifying and finding out about a range of pets, then they will explore animals and plants they might find outside. They will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty and record their findings as they hunt for animals, make homes for minibeasts and go pond dipping. Engaging classroom-based lessons are provided, with each lesson encouraging the children to sort, name and describe a variety of animals.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

This Pets and Gardens series of work is bound to get your class exploring their homes and gardens with new interest, and is fully prepared and ready to teach! It comes with downloadable detailed planning, slideshow presentations and printable teaching resources.

This scheme of work is also part of a Topic Bundle. Perfect if you are teaching 'Houses and Homes' as a cross-curricular topic.

#Lesson1IdentifyingCommonPets

The first lesson in this investigative series gets your class thinking about the different animals they might find living in and around their home. To start with they will focus on the animals found in their living rooms and begin to categorise the animals into mammals, reptiles and fish, while describing their similarities and differences. The lessons concludes by challenging the children to name different animals and identify the odd ones out.

This downloadable lesson includes a detailed lesson plan, an informative slideshow presentation and engaging teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Picture Cards
  • Label Cards
  • Worksheets
  • Common Animal Fact Cards
#Lesson2ComparingCommonAnimals

The second lesson in this series gets your class thinking in more detail about the different animals they might find living in and around their home. They will explore what different pet animals need and begin to categorise them by what they eat. The lesson concludes by challenging the children to think about which animals might have eaten some food left in a kitchen.

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

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Worksheets
  • Animal Cards
  • Home Cards
  • Label Cards
  • Fact Sheet
#Lesson3Animalsfoundingrass

The third lesson in this series gets your class thinking in more detail about the different animals they might find living in and around a garden lawn. They will begin to think about why the animals might be there as they are introduced to the idea that some animals will be using the grass for shelter and others will be hunting on it. During this exciting lesson your class will answer questions about animals and lay traps to find and observe minibeasts. They end the lesson by exploring why minibeasts are important residents and visitors to our gardens.

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

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Worksheets
  • Fact Cards
  • Animal Checklists
  • Plant Checklists
  • Trap Sheets
#Lesson4Animalsandplantsfoundinshadyareas

The fourth lesson in this series explores animals found in shaded areas of gardens. Your class will identify different animals and think about why they might be found under trees and in bushes, shrubs and hedges. This hands-on lesson will have your class finding, identifying and classifying animals, as well as making homes for wildlife. They end the lesson by thinking about the animals they have seen under plant pots or logs.

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

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Worksheets
  • Fact Sheet
  • Instruction Sheet
#Lesson5Ponds

The penultimate lesson in this series explores animals and plants found in and around garden ponds. Your class will identify different animals and plants and begin to think about ponds as a source of food and water for a range of animals including mammals, birds and reptiles. Your class will have the option of identifying pond plants and animals from pictures or experiencing ponds first hand when they go pond dipping.

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

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Pond Pictures
  • Animal Cards
  • Plant Cards
#Lesson6Whathavewelearnt

In the final lesson in this series your class will be challenged to place a variety of animals and plants in the locations they would be most likely to be found. Alternatively they will be challenged to predict where they might find certain animals and then go hunting for them. They will be encouraged to think about and use scientific terms to describe a range of animals, including mammal, bird and carnivore. This series concludes with an End of Unit Quiz.

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

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Plant Cards
  • Animal Cards
  • Location Cards
  • Hunt Sheet
  • End of Unit Quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • Year 1 - asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Year 1 - observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Year 1 - identifying and classifying
  • Year 1 - using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Year 1 - identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
  • Year 1 - identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
  • Year 1 - identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • Year 1 - describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)
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