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Living in Habitats

£12.00
SKU S2CS30006
Key Stage 1 Living things and their habitats Science Year 2

Covering the living things and their habitats Year 2 curriculum objectives, this Living in Habitats scheme of work will help your class find out about different habitats and all the living things within them.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

Exploring first the difference between living and non-living things, your KS1 class will then find out about habitats in familiar local areas, such as woodlands or ponds, before looking further afield from seasides to the Sahara! They will also explore micro-habitats and much more...

These Living in Habitats Year 2 lessons contain everything you need to deliver a terrific Science scheme of work to cover the living things and their habitats objectives, including six detailed lesson plans, a set of slides for every lessons, differentiated activities ideas and a ton of printable worksheets and resources. All you need to do is download, teach and enjoy!

#Lesson1LivingandNonLivingThings

In this Living and Non-Living Things KS1 lesson, your Year 2 children will take a look at the processes common to all living things (such as breathing, eating and moving) and use these to help them identify things that are living, things that are dead and things that have never been alive.

The included slideshow presentation goes through some examples for the whole class to work through before children can have a go at sorting living and non-living things into groups for themselves.

This planning pack comes with absolutely everything you need to teach this lesson, including a lesson plan, a corresponding slideshow presentation, differentiated activity ideas and a range of handy printable teaching resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
#Lesson2Habitats

In this Year 2 Habitats lesson, your class will explore exactly what a habitat is, and what animals and plants need to live in habitats to suit their needs. Your KS1 children will identify familiar habitats, such as forests, ponds and fields, and think about which animals might live in each one and why.

This Year 2 Habitats lesson comes fully prepared and ready for you to teach to your class. There's an easy-to-follow lesson plan, a slideshow for the teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and a range of colourful printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Habitat cards
  • Animal cards
#Lesson3SeasideHabitats

Take a trip to the beach with this Seaside Habitats KS1 Science lesson for Year 2! During this fun lesson, your children will think about which animals and plants they might find at the seaside, before exploring how the animals and plants in a seaside habitat are linked together.

During their independent learning tasks, a range of differentiated activities will then help your children express what they have learnt about the plants and animals who live at the seaside.

This Seaside Habitats KS1 planning pack provides everything you need to deliver this lesson, including a lesson plan, slideshow presentation for the whole-class input, and a range of handy printable teaching resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Domino cards
  • Picture cards
#Lesson4UnfamiliarHabitats

Now that your Year 2 children are familiar with what a habitat is, they can start looking further afield and some habitats that might be less familiar, including rainforests, deserts and the Arctic.

They will also spend some time exploring some of the characteristics of animals that live in these habitats and think about how they are suited the environment they live in.

This Unfamiliar Habitats lesson is a great way to get your Year 2 children more familiar with a variety of habitats...and the best part is it's all planned for you and ready to teach!

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
  • Animal cards
  • Habitat cards
#Lesson5MicrohabitatsandMinibeasts

In this Microhabitats and Minibeasts KS1 Science lesson your Year 2 children will have the chance to explore microhabitats, such as beneath logs or under rocks, and the minibeasts that live there.

The included slideshow presentation goes through some information about both microhabitats and minibeasts as an introduction. Your class can then either go on a minibeast hunt in the school grounds or sort minibeasts according to different criteria.

This Microhabitats and Minibeasts KS1 planning pack contains all the resources you need in order to deliver this lesson to your class. There's an easy-to-follow lesson plan with differentiation, a slideshow for the teaching input, and some handy printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
#Lesson6FoodChains

By now, your class know that the living things in a habitat are dependent upon each other but this Food Chains KS1 Science lesson will show them exactly how they are linked through food chains.

During the lesson, they will find out that some animals are herbivores, carnivores and omnivores, as well as how plants are at the start of any food chain as the producer. When they come to do their independent work, they can then draw on what they learnt during the teaching input to create some food chains of their own!

This Food Chains KS1 planning pack comes completely planned, prepared and ready to teach to your class with a lesson plan, differentiated activity ideas, a slideshow presentation for the teaching input and a range of handy printable teaching resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Label cards
  • End of unit quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • Year 2 - observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Year 2 - identifying and classifying
  • Year 2 - using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Year 2 - explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive
  • Year 2 - 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
  • Year 2 - identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats
  • Year 2 - describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food
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