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Living Things and their Habitats

In this unit children will learn about a variety of habitats and the plants and animals that live there. They learn to tell the difference between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive, and apply this in a range of contexts. They make observations of a local habitat and the creatures that live there, investigating conditions in local microhabitats and how they affect the minibeasts found within them. This unit allows children to research a range of global habitats and how the living things that live there are suited to their environments, and also provides an introduction to the idea of dependency between plant and animal species.

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Go Online: Activities and information on habitats -


Visit: The Natural History Museum -


Explore: Go on a Mini-beast hunt!


Visit: Horniman Museum and Gardens - Follow their Animal Walk and you’ll see alpacas, goats, guinea pigs, and more, with the chance to get up close. Inside, their excellent little aquarium plays host to shoals of fishes, along with colourful frogs and jellyfish. To top it all off, you can take a stroll through their butterfly house -


Visit: London Wetlands Centre -


Visit: Visit a safari park or zoo to learn more about animal habitats at first hand.

London Zoo -

Paradise Wildlife Park -

SEA LIFE London Aquarium -

Woburn Safari Park -

Butterfly Farm -

The Big Cat Sanctuary -

Port Lympne Safari Park -



A Day and Night in the Amazon Rainforest by Caroline Arnold

Habitats (Moving up with Science) by Peter Riley

I See a Kookaburra!: Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World by Steve Jenkins