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KS1

Fantastic Food Chains KS1

  • 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
  • Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats
  • Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • 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

Perfect Pollinators KS1

  • 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
  • Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats
  • Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants

Radical Recyclers KS1

  • 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
  • Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats

KS2

Fantastic Food Chains KS2

  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey
  • Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics

Perfect Pollinators KS2

  • Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination
  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics

Radical Recyclers KS2

  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics

KS3

Fantastic Food Webs KS3

  • The interdependence of organisms in an ecosystem, including food webs
  • How organisms affect, and are affected by, their environment, including the accumulation of toxic materials
  • Differences between species
  • The importance of maintaining biodiversity
  • The pH scale for measuring acidity / alkalinity

Perfect Pollinators KS3

  • Reproduction in plants, including flower structure, wind and insect pollination
  • The interdependence of organisms in an ecosystem, including food webs and insect pollinated crops
  • The importance of plant reproduction through insect pollination in human food security
  • Differences between species
  • The importance of maintaining biodiversity

Radical Recyclers KS3

  • The interdependence of organisms in an ecosystem
  • Differences between species
  • The variation between individuals within a species being continuous or discontinuous, to include measurement and graphical representation of variation
  • The importance of maintaining biodiversity
  • The pH scale for measuring acidity / alkalinity
  • Earth as a source of limited resources and the efficacy of recycling

KS4

Fantastic Food Webs KS4

  • Some abiotic and biotic factors which affect communities; the importance of interactions between organisms in a community
  • Organisms are interdependent and adapted to their environment
  • The importance of biodiversity
  • Methods of identifying species
  • Positive and negative human interactions with ecosystems

Perfect Pollinators KS4

  • Some abiotic and biotic factors which affect communities; the importance of interactions between organisms in a community
  • Organisms are interdependent and adapted to their environment
  • The importance of biodiversity
  • Methods of identifying species
  • Positive and negative human interactions with ecosystems

Radical Recyclers KS4

  • Some abiotic and biotic factors which affect communities
  • The role of microorganisms (decomposers) in the cycling of materials through an ecosystem
  • Organisms are interdependent and are adapted to their environment
  • The importance of biodiversity
  • Methods of identifying species and measuring distribution, frequency and abundance of species within a habitat

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