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Curriculum links, The digestive system

Curriculum links for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland


Science – KS2 – Year 3 –Animals, including humans

Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat

Science – KS2 – Year 4 – Animals, including humans

Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans

Science – KS2 – Year 6 – Animals, including humans

Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function

Design and technology – KS2 – Cooking and nutrition

Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet


Science – KS2 – Interdependence of organisms

The names, positions, functions and relative sizes of a human’s main organs
The need for a variety of foods and exercise for human good health


Science – Biological systems – Body systems and cells

By researching, I can describe the position and function of the skeleton and major organs of the human body and discuss what I need to do to keep them healthy.

Northern Ireland:

The world around us – KS2 – Science and technology

Examine wholes and parts, for example, the main parts of the human body or component parts of a model.