Using these resources in the classroom

The SeeNature Pond pack comprises of resources, video clips and helpful websites grouped under 12 popular heading. They can be used in any order to support the statutory requirements outlined below in the 2014 New Primary Science Curriculum.

Key Stage 1

Statutory requirements: Pupils should be taught to: SeeNature Topics
Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals Unit 1 – Observing and Identifying different pond life
Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Unit 1 – Observing and Identifying different pond life
Unit 3 – Invertebrates
Unit 4 - Amphibians
Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish,
amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)
Unit 1 – Observing and Identifying different pond life
Unit 3 – Invertebrates
Unit 4 - Amphibians
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 Unit 5 Habitats – Plants and wildlife that live in the pond
Identify and name a variety of pond plants and living things in their habitats, including micro-habitats. Unit 9 Habitats – Plants and wildlife that lives in and around ponds
Describe how pond creatures obtain their food from plants and other living things, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food. Unit 7 – Food Chains

Lower Key Stage 2

Statutory requirements: Pupils should be taught to: SeeNature Topics
Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement. Unit 4 - Amphibians
Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. Unit 2 – Grouping & Classifying
Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment. Unit 2 – Grouping & Classifying
Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things. Unit 11 – Conservation & Protection
Unit 12 – Design a pond management plan
Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey. Unit 7 – Food Chains

Upper Key Stage 2

Statutory requirements: Pupils should be taught to: SeeNature Topics
Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. Unit 6 - Lifecycles
Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. Unit 6 - Lifecycles
Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals. Unit 1 – Observing & Identifying Pond Life
Unit 2 – Grouping & Classifying
Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics. Unit 2 – Grouping & Classifying
Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution. Unit 8 – Adaptation