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FREE Mini-Scheme: Ocean Animals

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Mini-schemesScienceKey Stage 1ScienceYear 1Year 2
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This free Science Ocean Animals lesson plan pack contains three lessons to help your class identify and describe a variety of ocean animals from lobsters to octopuses. They will think about why some animals can live in oceans and others can’t, as well as exploring some of the features of ocean animals.

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#TheCompleteSeries3lessons

Packed with engaging activities, this downloadable KS1 Science ‘Ocean Animals’ will help your class understand the fauna of the sea and how they are suited to their ocean habitat. It is ready-to-teach and comes with planning, slideshow presentations and printable teaching resources.

 

#Lesson1IdentifyingSeaCreatures

This Identifying Sea Creatures KS1 lesson starts off by defining what an ocean is and where the oceans of the world are. Your class are then challenged to think about which animals live in oceans and which don’t. They will learn to identify a variety of common ocean animals, such as fish, lobsters, octopuses, seahorses and many more. They will also look briefly at how animals can be classified as mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and invertebrates.

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

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Animal cards
  • Name cards
  • Word mat
  • Riddle cards
  • Differentiated picture cards
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson2LabellingFeatures

This lesson recaps the ocean animals the children have learnt about, before challenging them to identify similarities and differences in ocean animals. They will go on to label the features of a variety of ocean animals, starting to think about why animals have different structures and features.

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

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Word cards
  • Word mat
  • Picture cards
#Lesson3OceanHabitats

The final lesson in this Ocean Habitats KS1 mini-series encourages your class to consider why some animals are suited to an ocean habitat and others aren’t. They will look in more detail at the features of ocean animals and how they have adapted to be able to survive and thrive in the sea. They will also have the chance to think about different types of habitats and identify what kind of animals might live in each one.

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

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Question cards
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Animal cards
  • Habitat cards
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Curriculum Objectives covered

Year 1 Animals, including Humans Objectives

  • identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
  • describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)

Year 2 Living things and their habitats Objectives

  • identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats

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Lynn Harrison
Perfect!

Excellent start to a topic on the ocean. Lovely slides and pupil activities! detailed planning.

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Lynn! It's great to hear that you have found these resources useful :-)

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Frances
Under the sea

Fantastic resources

Thank you, Frances!

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Lisa Littlewood-Hughes
My lesson for Ofsted!

This sequence of 3 lessons fitted perfectly within the outcomes I wanted to achieve with my SEN class. The visuals and activities were engaging and easy to differentiate. I used it for my second observed lesson, when given 3 hours to prepare! PlanBee was a life saver, and the feedback was great!

That is so good to hear, Lisa! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review :-)

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Emma Jones

FREE Mini-Scheme: Ocean Animals

Thanks, Emma!

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Karen

This is very educational