Curriculum links, Which animals lay eggs? 7-11

Curriculum links for England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland


Science – KS2 – Year 4 – Living things and their habitats

Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment

Science – KS2 – Year 5 – Living things and their habitats

Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals

Science – KS2 – Year 6 – Living things and their habitats

Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including microorganisms, plants and animals
Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

Design & Technology – KS2 – Cooking and nutrition

Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.


Science – KS2 – Interdependence of organisms

Through fieldwork, the plants and animals found in two contrasting local environments, e.g. identification, nutrition, life cycles, place in environment
The interdependence of living organisms in those two environments and their representation as food chains
The environmental factors that affect what grows and lives in those two environments, e.g. sunlight, water availability, temperature


Science – Second – Planet Earth

I can identify and classify examples of living things, past and present, to help me appreciate their diversity. I can relate physical and behavioural characteristics to their survival or extinction

Northern Ireland:      

The world around us – KS2 – Interdependence

Children are learning about the variety of living things and the conditions necessary for their growth and survival