Do animals change?

Do animals change?

Todays learning: (WALT)

  • Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.
  • That all animals, including humans, grow and change as they become older.
  • To make and communicate observations and comparisons of humans and other animals.
  • To match young and adults of the same animals
Design Technology
  • Understand where food comes from

  • Key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop

Citizenship & PSHE
  • 2e to realise that people and other living things have needs, and that they have responsibilities to meet them.

Lesson Activities / Tasks

VIDEO Are all your pets really alive?

  • Dialog for video:
    • So far you have seen how all animals .... feed .... poo... and move
    • What else do animals need food for
    • You are still doing it but your teacher probably isn't
    • watch these animals to see if you can work out something else animals have in common.....
    • Did you manage to work it out  That's right all animals grow
    • but that must also mean that animals have babies too.... 

Suggested activity

  • Match babies to adults use names Cow - Calf; Pig - piglet; Sheep - Lamb others!!!!
  • Watching the regular 'discovering Our Countryside' programs will show this process in cattle. lambs and pigs - see here 
  • Add to Mindmap Burr started last timeWhat do all animals do? Mindmap Burr
  • Complete first section of pupil workbook.
  • Do quiz for first section answers


  • Video: Do young animals change?
  • Pupil work book: Are pets alive?

Outcomes: (WILF)

  • Match adult with young and describe changes in familiar animals e.g. cats, dogs, hamsters as they grow (get older).
  • Explain that growth means increase in weight and height and may include other changes..

Teaching notes:

Last modified: Monday, 18 November 2013, 12:52 PM