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Living Things and their Habitats

AUT 1: Living Things and their Habitats

This term we are looking at living things and their habitats.

We started by learning about the signs of life. You can use the acronym MRS GREN to help your remember them...


We used this to help us classify objects as LIVING (do these things), DEAD (used to do these things) or NEVER ALIVE (could never do these things).

We are also learning about where living things actually live. This is called their habitat. We are looking at the following habitats...

* Woodland

* Pond

* Coastal

* Urban (City)


We are also learning about micro-habitats. This is a habitat within a habitat - such as the vegetable planters in the school garden. We can look in micro-habitats to complete insect surveys and produce tally and bar charts using what we found.

The RSPB do something similar every year when they have their big bird watch.



In this topic we are also learning about food chains and how animals get their food.

All food chains start with a producer (a plant), which is eaten by a consumer (an animal), which is often eaten by further consumers. Usually the first consumer is a herbivore (only eat plants) and the second consumer is a carnivore (only eats meats), but omnivores (eat anything - OmNomNomNivore) can be at any level too!

Here are some games to play involving food chains!


Remember: these are web sites we don't control, so be sensible.

If you ever see something that worries you, turn off your screen and tell a trusted adult.

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