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    Year 4: Living things and their habitats: Changing environments

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    While climate change has not been included in the new primary school science curriculum, pupils are required to learn about how humans can affect local environments. In this discussion-based lesson, pupils look at how different actions could help or harm wildlife and may learn about the global impact of human behaviour with a brief, non-statutory introduction to global warming. This lesson may be preceded by Living things and their habitats: Classification.

    Pupils will learn:

    • Environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

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    A visit to a local nature reserve would be a valuable experience for pupils. A list of national parks, nature reserves and green spaces in the UK can be found here.

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