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Animals, including humans (Y4)

Prior learning

  • Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. (Y1 - Animals, including humans)

  • Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air). (Y2 - Animals, including humans)

  • Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene. (Y2 - Animals, including humans)

  • Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat. (Y3 - Animals, including humans)

Future learning

  • Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. (Y6 - Animals, including humans) 

  • Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function. (Y6 - Animals, including humans)

  • Describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans. (Y6 - Animals, including humans)

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