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Predator

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side!

Find out who’s coming to visit…is it a bug-munching lizard or an eagle-eyed bird of prey? Whatever it is, do you think you can handle it?

  1. about creepy crocs and amazing alligators, the deadly assassin bug and the voracious Venus flytrap. Be inspired to write an informative leaflet all about your favourite predator and compose a poem about its predator or its prey.

Then use what you know about the best of the beasts to create the ultimate predator; the apex of the chain. Cross your dad with a peregrine falcon or your Nan with a great white shark! What incredible species can you imagine?

Feeling peckish? Let’s jump aboard the food chain!

 

Curriculum Coverage

The table below shows the learning opportunities from across the curriculum that will be taught within the topic.

English

Recounts; Leaflets; Poetry; Dilemma stories; Speeches

Geography

Fieldwork; Using maps to locate countries and continents

Art & Design

3D scale models

Computing

Algorithms; Flow diagrams; Online research; Using logical reasoning; Graphics software; Digital presentations

D & T

Selecting and using materials (collage and textiles)

Mathematics

Data handling

PE

  1. performances; Competitive games (attack and defence tactics)

Science

Food chains; Fossils; Plant parts and functions; Water transportations in plants; Skeletal systems; Working scientifically

 

Curriculum Vocabulary

apex predator

predator

omnivore

cannibal

producer

skeleton

organism

food chain

hunting

camouflage

endoskeleton

prey

invertebrate

consumer

venomous

poisonous

parasite

reptile

scavenger

carnivore

mammal

herbivore

arachnid

amphibian

 

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