Lifecycles

In Lifecycles students will explore how a variety of different animals, grow, develop and produce offspring. Students will consider their own lifecycle before going on to compare the lifecycles of a variety of different animals. Using costumes and role play students will create and act out a butterfly lifecycle, before being led on a tour of our butterfly house where your students will have the chance to reinforce their learning by searching for the real life stages of a butterfly lifecycle.

Age: KS1 (5-7 years) Duration: 30 minutes Capacity: 35 students Indoor Session

Butterfly on flowers in the Butterfly Paradise exhibit.

Intended learning outcomes:

Pupils will be able to:

  • select pictures in the appropriate order to build the lifecycles for humans, frogs and butterflies using materials provided
  • act out the stage of a butterfly lifecycle
  • work as a group to organise images of different animals into the correct lifecycle sequence

National Curriculum links:

KS1 Science Animals, including humans identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals (Year 1)
notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults (Year 2)
identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals (Year 2)

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