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    Year 2 Living things and their habitats: Connected lives

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    In this lesson, pupils go outdoors to observe how living things depend on each other, particularly in provided sources of food. Pupils get close to nature, draw basic food chains and approach an old folk song scientifically. This lesson may be preceded by Living things and their habitats: Dead or alive? and Living things and their habitats: Habitats and micro-habitats.

    Pupils will learn:

    • Observe how living things depend on each other.
    • Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain.

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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 <a data-cke-saved-href="https://www.gov.uk/find-nature-reserves-national-parks-and-greenspaces" href="https://www.gov.uk/find-nature-reserves-national-parks-and-greenspaces" "="">here. Some reserves which offer pond dipping are listed here.

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