Animals, including humans (Y1)

Prior learning

  • Use all their senses in hands-on exploration of natural materials. (Nursery - Humans)

  • Name and describe people who are familiar to them. (Reception - Humans)

Future learning

  • 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. (Y2 - Living things and their habitats)

  • Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including microorganisms, plants and animals. (Y6 - Living things and their habitats)

  • Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics. (Y6 - Living things and their habitats)