Stage 2 - Year 3 and 4
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things
Sort objects according to whether they are living or non-living.
Identify some features of living things that dinstinguish them from non-living things.
Identify and use patterns in the observable features of living things to group them.
Living things have life cycles
Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive
Observe an animal or plant at different stages of its its life cycle.
Identify ways in which the environment can affect the life cycle of plants and animals.
Identify some factors in the local environment that are needed by plants and animals for survival.
Outline the relationship between plants and animals, including that plants are able to use light to make food, while animals must eat plants and other animals to obtain food.
Gather information about some relationships between living things.
Investigate the role of living things in a habitat.
Predict the effect of natural changes in the environment on some relationships between plants and animals.