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Animals, including humans (Y6)

Prior learning

  • 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)

  • Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans. (Y4 - Animals, including humans)

  • Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions. (Y4 - Animals, including humans)

Future learning

  • The consequences of imbalances in the diet, including obesity, starvation and deficiency diseases. (KS3)

  • The effects of recreational drugs (including substance misuse) on behaviour, health and life processes. (KS3)

  • The structure and functions of the gas exchange system in humans, including adaptations to function. (KS3)

  • The mechanism of breathing to move air in and out of the lungs. (KS3)

  • The impact of exercise, asthma and smoking on the human gas exchange system. (KS3)

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