Year 4

Lesson 1 • Our local environment

Students explore the roles and interactions of consumers, producers and decomposers within a habitat by identifying how scientific knowledge can be used to support the development of the local environment.

Sustain the chain

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Students will:

  • demonstrate curiosity about the local environment.
  • identify some of the living things that can be found in the local environment.
  • describe the importance of the local environment to people, plants and animals.


Students will represent their understanding as they:

  • draw labelled diagrams of a plant, animal and non-living thing.
  • participate in and contribute to discussions, sharing information, experiences and opinions.