Record of students' strategies and attitudes

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Assessment criteria

Lesson 1

Assessment Criteria
All children must be able to sort animals using some criteria and understand what an organism is.
Most of the children will be able to say and write sentences about animals and plants.
Some of the children could describe and recognise features of a specific animal and classify it in a group using some criteria.

Lesson 2

Assessment Criteria
All children must be able to
recognise what a habitat and that animals and plants are found in many places
Most of the children will be able to explain the concept of adaptation.
Some of the children could describe how organisms interact with their environments.
Some of the children could identify and compare things that every organism needs.

Lesson 3

Assessment Criteria
All children must be able to recognise the existence of producers and consumers and explain the way the food chain works.
Most of the children will be able to describe what a particular animal eats and it can only live where its food source is available and conditions are suitable and
Some of the children could differentiate between populations and communities and compare and assess features of organisms for the adaptative, competitive, and survival potential.

Lesson 4

Assessment Criteria
All children must be able to describe what animals and plants you can find in the forest.
Most of the children will be able to recognise the existence of consumers and predators.
Some of the children could recognise the existence of producers and predators and explain the way the food chain works.

Lesson 5

Assessment Criteria
All children must be able draw a picture of one of the animals they learned about in this lesson and be able to say what it looks like, what it eats, in what part of the ocean it lives.
Most of the children will be able to identify the main characteristics in marine habitats and learn some animals that live in the ocean or in the sea.
Some of the children could draw a picture of one of the animals they learned about in this lesson and write a paragraph or two describing the animal (what it looks like, what it eats, in what part of the ocean it lives) and explaining why it is important to protect it.

Lesson 6

Assessment Criteria
All children must be able to appreciate that humans have a responsibility to look after animals and care their habitats properly.
Most of the children will be able to begin to appreciate the ways in which humans have a responsibility towards all animals - wild animals, farm animals, marine animals and pets etc
Some of the children could appreciate the ways in which humans have a responsibility towards all animals and know how to protect wild animals.

Lesson 7

Assessment Criteria
All children must be able to understand how species depend on one another and on the environment for survival.
Most of the children will know that the number and types of organisms an ecosystem can support depend on the resources available such as quantity of light and water, range of temperatures, and soil composition; limitations of resources and other factors such as predation and limit the growth of populations in specific niches in the ecosystem.
Some of the children could identify and describe organism-environment interactions and organism-organism interactions in a habitat.
They could conceptualize an ecosystem working together as a whole rather than as individual plants and animals living independently in an environment and apply classroom knowledge to real world.