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Life Cycles

£12.00
SKU S5CS30007
Key Stage 2 Animals including humans Plants Science Year 5

This Life Cycles KS2 planning pack contains six fully prepared lessons to cover the living things and their habitats Year 5 Science objectives. Each lesson comes with a full pack of resources to make planning and teaching your children about life cycles a breeze, including a lesson plan, a slideshow for the whole-class input, differentiated activity ideas and a range of printable resources, such as worksheets, picture cards and challenges.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

Throughout this Life Cycles Year 5 scheme of work your class will explore the processes of sexual and asexual reproduction in plants, find out about sexual reproduction in animals, investigate the differences in the life cycles of different animals, find out about the work of naturalists, and much more!

#Lesson1FloweringPlantReproduction

In this Flowering Plant Reproduction KS2 Science lesson, your Year 5 children will build on their previous learning by finding out in detail about the functions of the parts of a flower, including how reproduction occurs through pollination and germination.

The slideshow for the teaching input provides some in-depth information about the process of sexual reproduction in plants. During their independent learning activities, your class can then either label the parts of flowering plants, or explore these parts for themselves by dissecting flowers.

This Flowering Plant Reproduction KS2 Science lesson comes fully prepared and ready for you to deliver to your class. There's a detailed lesson plan with three-way differentiation plus an alternative activity, a slideshow for the teaching input and a range of printable teaching resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Dissecting Flowers sheet
#Lesson2AsexualReproductioninPlants

This Asexual Reproduction in Plants KS2 lesson pack provides everything you need to teach your Year 5 children the ways in which plants 'clone' themselves and reproduce asexually. Your class will also consider the reasons why humans clone plants.

During their independent learning tasks, children are either challenged to describe one of these processes in their own words, or grow plant cuttings.This ready-to-teach lesson contains a lesson plan, a slideshow for the teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and a range of printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Growing Cuttings sheet
  • Plant Picture cards
  • Word bank
#Lesson3AnimalReproduction

This Animal Reproduction lesson plan pack for Year 5 children contains everything you need (lesson plan, slideshow and printable teaching resources) to teach your KS2 class about some of the ways in which different types of animals reproduce, including how and why internal and external fertilisation occurs.

After the slideshow has been through some handy information and questions with the whole class, your Year 5 children can then work independently to compare and sort animals according to how they reproduce. Alternatively, they can create a scatter graph to show some of this information.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Animal Facts cards
  • Animal Offspring sheet
#Lesson4AnimalLifeCycles

In this Animal Life Cycles KS2 Science lesson, your Year 5 children will learn about the life cycles of animals living in a woodland environment, then consider ways in which the life cycles of animals in other environments around the world might differ.

They'll then either research a variety of environments, the animals that live in them and their life cycles, or compare the life cycles of two animals living in very different environments.

This Animal Life Cycles KS2 planning pack contains all the teaching resources you need (including a lesson plan, slideshow, differentiated activity ideas and printable resources) leaving you free to teach a great lesson without any preparation time!

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Challenge cards
  • Comparing Life Cycles sheet
#Lesson5GestationandGrowth

In this lesson, your Year 5 children will compare the life cycles of different animals, focusing on gestation periods and growth. After that, there's a choice of two activities, where children can use technical vocabulary and produce information texts explaining the life cycles of animals in their own words.

This Gestation and Growth Science lesson is completely ready for you to download and teach, and includes an easy-to-follow lesson plan, a slideshow for the teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and a range of printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Picture book templates
  • Animal Facts cards
  • Write a class book! sheet
#Lesson6Naturalists

In this lesson, children will find out all about the work of naturalists and animal behaviourists. They will go on to look at the impact of the research and campaigning conducted by some well-known naturalists and consider the degree to which some scientific evidence can be trusted.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Famous Naturalists sheet
  • End of unit quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • Year 5 - taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate
  • Year 5 - recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs
  • Year 5 - 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 5 - identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments
  • Year 5 - describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
  • Year 5 - describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals
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