Y6 Local Animal and Plant Adaptations

Pupils look at a range of animals and plants below can be found living in, on, or near to a canal, river or pond habitat. Pupils study each of the plants and animals and try to identify the adaptations that make them suited to live in their habitats.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution
  • NaG - pupils should also appreciate that variation in offspring over time can make animals more or less able to survive in particular environments, for example by exploring how giraffes’ necks got longer, or the development of insulating fur on the arctic fox
  • WS - pupils might analyse the advantages and disadvantages of specific adaptations, such as being on two feet rather than four, having a long or a short beak, having gills or lungs, tendrils on climbing plants, brightly coloured and scented flowers

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