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Key Stage 1
Reptiles

Discover the key features of reptiles and create a poster. Identify what reptiles eat and use paint to create your own scaled picture. You will also sculpt and paint a clay snake. We firmly believe learning should be engaging and fun. 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. Our activities are open-ended and easily adaptable to suit all.

Within this topic you will find:

  • 5 activity plans, all of which clearly explain how to prepare and carry out each activity.
  • 5 activity sheets to support your child in recording their investigations.
  • 2 videos, providing examples of the Key Features of Reptiles and the difference between Scutes and Scales to inspire your child’s own creativity.

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

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

Activity 1
Reptiles Poster

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

Activity 2
Label The Reptile

  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, reptiles
  • Sc1/2.2c describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including reptiles
Activity Three - What Reptiles Eat

Activity 3
What Reptiles Eat

  • Sc1/2.2bidentify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
Activity Four - Scales Printing

Activity 4
Scales Printing

  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, reptiles
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
Activity Five - Sculpt And Paint A Snake

Activity 5
Sculpt And Paint A Snake

  • Large mixing bowl
  • 1 cup salt
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • ¾ cup water
  • Baking tray
  • Oven
  • Poster paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Ar1/1.2 to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
Websites

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
This websites provides detailed information about different snakes and lizards in the UK along with a downloadable identification guide and map of where these reptiles can be found.

National Geographic
Pictures and facts about reptiles.

Documentaries

Sir David Attenborough: Planet Earth

Sir David Attenborough: Life in Cold Blood

Theses 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: = Art = Science
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s) = Play Video = Download Video
Activity One - Reptiles Poster

Activity 1
Reptiles Poster

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, reptiles
  • Sc1/2.2c describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including reptiles
Downloads:
Activity Two - Label The Reptile

Activity 2
Label The Reptile

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, reptiles
  • Sc1/2.2c describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including reptiles
Downloads:
Activity Three - What Reptiles Eat

Activity 3
What Reptiles Eat

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 Four - Scales Printing

Activity 4
Scales Printing

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, reptiles
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
Downloads:
Activity Five - Sculpt And Paint A Snake

Activity 5
Sculpt And Paint A Snake

Practical Resources:
  • Large mixing bowl
  • 1 cup salt
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • ¾ cup water
  • Baking tray
  • Oven
  • Poster paint
  • Paintbrushes
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.2 to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
Downloads:

Websites

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
This websites provides detailed information about different snakes and lizards in the UK along with a downloadable identification guide and map of where these reptiles can be found.

National Geographic
Pictures and facts about reptiles.

Documentaries

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

Sir David Attenborough: Planet Earth

Sir David Attenborough: Life in Cold Blood

Suggested Resources

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