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Animals, including Humans

Progression in Scientific

knowledge, concepts & skills

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


Animals including Humans









Working Scientifically



Identify and label a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals)


Know carnivores, herbivores and omnivores


How to care for pets


Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and link to senses


Know that animals have offspring that grow to be adults


Know what animals and humans need to survive


Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amount of different types of food and hygiene

Know that animals including humans need the right types and amounts of nutrition which comes from what they eat


Know that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

Know the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans


Know types and simple functions of teeth in humans


Construct and interpret food chains (identifying producers, predators and prey)




Know the changes as humans develop to old age

Know the main parts of the human circulatory system


Describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood


Know the impact of diet, exercise and drugs on the body