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Living in Habitats

What will be learn?

We will find out about different habitats and all the living things within them.  We will explore the difference between living and non-living things and then find out about habitats in familiar local areas, such as our woodlands area, before looking further afield from seasides to the Sahara! We will also explore micro-habitats and much more.

To begin with we have been talking about the difference between things that are alive and things that are dead.  We know that there are certain things that all animals (including humans) need to be able to do in order to be alive.  We also know that plants are also living things and they have to be able to do all the same things that animals and humans do to stay alive, even if they do them slightly differently.  


We learnt that all things that are living will eventually die, for example, leaves on trees will die every year and fall to the ground, and all plants will eventually die.  We also talked about the meat that we eat in burgers, steaks, sausages, ham and many other foods that come from animals.  These were once alive but are now dead.  


We know that some things have never been alive. These objects cannot move, breathe, grow, eat or do any of the other things that animals and plants can do.


We explored our wild area and discovered lots of things that were living, things that were once alive and things that have never been alive.


We found out that a habitat is a place where animals and plants live and that the living things in any habitat are all dependent on each other.  We found out that a habitat has to suit the animal or plant that lives there. 

29 November 2022


Today we found out about the plants and animals that live in a seaside habitat.

We found out about plants and animals that live in habitats far away from us.  We now know there are lots of different habitats around the world.  Some habitats are hot and some are cold. Some habitats have lots of plants and some have very few. Some habitats are wet and some are dry. 


We identified characteristics of animals which give clues about the habitats they live in.  We then discussed what a variety of habitats are like, described what they provide for the organisms that live in them and how organisms are adapted to suit their habitat.

We learnt about micro-habitats and the organisms that live in them.  We then explored micro-habitats outside in our woodland area and talked about what we found and what they were like.

5 January 2023


Today we found out about food chains in different habitats.  We learnt that plants and animals are dependent on each other for survival.  We know that plants and animals are linked together through food chains.