Teddy looking at frog spawn.

Key Stage 1
Amphibians

Throughout our Amphibians topic you will learn about the key features of amphibians, find out what frogs eat and the stages of a frog life cycle. Explore a pond habitat and observe why amphibians live there. Hands-On Education are passionate about providing positive educational experiences for children through interactive and engaging hands-on activities. Whilst meeting the standards in the National Curriculum in England, our activities encourage children to play, explore, observe, build, create and much more. We promote child-led learning, inspiring confidence and independence as children develop their own ideas and understanding.

Within this topic you will find:

  • 6 activity plans, all of which clearly explain how to prepare and carry out each activity.
  • 7 activity sheets to support your child in recording their investigations.
  • 3 videos, providing examples of Frogs, Toads and the Key Features of Amphibians. These are intended to inspire your child’s own creativity.

This topic meets aspects within the National Curriculum in England in the following subjects: Music and Science.

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Music = Science
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s) = Play Video = Download Video
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Activity One - Amphibians Poster

Activity 1
Amphibians Poster

  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including,amphibians
  • Sc1/2.2c describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including amphibians
Activity Two - Label The Amphibian

Activity 2
Label The Amphibian

  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, amphibians
  • Sc1/2.2c describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including amphibians
Activity Three - Frog Life Cycle

Activity 3
Frog Life Cycle

  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, amphibians
Activity Four - What A Frog Eats

Activity 4
What A Frog Eats

  • Sc1/2.2b identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
Activity Five - Pond dipping

Activity 5
Pond Dipping

  • Sc1/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
Activity Six - Five Little Speckled Frogs

Activity 6
Five Little Speckled Frogs

  • Mu1/1.1 use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
Websites

Woodland trust
Website explains the differences between a frog and a toad.

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
This website provides information about different amphibians found in the UK. You can download an amphibian identification sheet and even record details of any amphibians you find.

National Geographic
Pictures and facts about amphibians.

Documentaries

Sir David Attenborough: Planet Earth

Sir David Attenborough: The Life Collections

These series both have beautiful imagery and wonderful explanations about a range of animals in their different habitats, including amphibians.

Symbols Key

    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Music = Science
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s) = Play Video = Download Video
Activity 1 - Amphibian Poster
Activity 1
Amphibians Poster
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, amphibians
  • Sc1/2.2c describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including amphibians
Downloads:
Activity Two - Label The Amphibian
Activity 2
Label The Amphibian
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, amphibians
  • Sc1/2.2c describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including amphibians
Downloads:
Activity Three - Frog Life Cycle
Activity 3
Frog Life Cycle
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, amphibians
Downloads:
Activity Four - What A Frog Eats
Activity 4
What A Frog Eats
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2b identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
Downloads:
Activity Five - Pond Dipping
Activity 5
Pond Dipping
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
Downloads:
Activity Six - Five Little Speckled Frogs
Activity 6
Five Little Speckled Frogs
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Mu1/1.1 use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
Downloads:
Useful Websites

Woodland trust
Website explains the differences between a frog and a toad.

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
This website provides information about different amphibians found in the UK. You can download an amphibian identification sheet and even record details of any amphibians you find.

National Geographic
Pictures and facts about amphibians.

Documentaries

Sir David Attenborough: Planet Earth

Sir David Attenborough: The Life Collections

These series both have beautiful imagery and wonderful explanations about a range of animals in their different habitats, including amphibians.

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