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Activity One - Identify The Five Senses

Activity 1
Identify The Five Senses

  • Sc1/2.2d identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
Activity Two - Exploring My Sense Of Sight

Activity 2
Exploring My Sense Of Sight

  • 10 balls or bean bags
  • Blindfold / scarf
  • Large bowl / container
  • Sc1/2.2d identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
Activity Three - Exploring My Sense Of Hearing

Activity 3
Exploring My Sense Of Hearing

  • 5 plastic pots with lids
  • Water
  • 3 marbles
  • Rice
  • 1 coin
  • Shredded paper
  • Sc1/2.2d identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
Activity Four - Exploring My Sense Of Hearing Through Music

Activity 4
Exploring My Sense Of Hearing Through Music

  • 4-7 glasses (ideally the same shape and size)
  • Jug for pouring
  • Wooden Stick / metal spoon
  • Water
  • Sc1/2.2d identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
  • Mu1/1.2 play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • Mu1/1.4 experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music
Activity Five - Exploring My Sense Of Smell

Activity 5
Exploring My Sense Of Smell

  • 5 bowls
  • Sliced onion
  • Sliced lemon
  • Sliced orange
  • Cinnamon
  • Coffee granules
  • Sc1/2.2d identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
Activity Six - Exploring My Sense Of Taste

Activity 6
Exploring My Sense Of Taste

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Two plates
  • You will need combination of salty and sweet foods suitable for your child.
  • For example:
    Sweet: chocolate / strawberries / cake
    Salty: peanut butter / olives / cheese / crisps
  • Sc1/2.2d identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
  • Dt1/2.1a use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
Activity Six - Exploring My Sense Of Touch

Activity 7
Exploring My Sense Of Touch

  • Cardboard box
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Objects with different shapes and textures.
  • For example:
    Spoon / soft toy / Lego / apple
  • Sc1/2.2d identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
Websites

The Five Senses - KS1 Science - BBC Bitesize
A short video explaining the five senses humans use.

Activity One - Identify The Five Senses

Activity 1
Identify The Five Senses

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2d identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
Downloads:
Activity Two - Exploring My Sense Of Sight

Activity 2
Exploring My Sense Of Sight

Practical Resources:
  • 10 balls or bean bags
  • Blindfold / scarf
  • Large bowl / container
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2d identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
Downloads:
Activity Three - Exploring My Sense Of Hearing

Activity 3
Exploring My Sense Of Hearing

Practical Resources:
  • 5 plastic pots with lids
  • Water
  • 3 marbles
  • Rice
  • 1 coin
  • Shredded paper
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2d identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
Downloads:
Activity Four - Exploring My Sense Of Hearing Through Music

Activity 4
Exploring My Sense Of Hearing Through Music

Practical Resources:
  • 4-7 glasses (ideally the same shape and size)
  • Jug for pouring
  • Wooden Stick / metal spoon
  • Water
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2d identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
  • Mu1/1.2 play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • Mu1/1.4 experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music
Downloads:
Activity Five - Exploring My Sense Of Smell

Activity 5
Exploring My Sense Of Smell

Practical Resources:
  • 5 bowls
  • Sliced onion
  • Sliced lemon
  • Sliced orange
  • Cinnamon
  • Coffee granules
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2d identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
Downloads:
Activity Six - Exploring My Sense Of Taste

Activity 6
Exploring My Sense Of Taste

Practical Resources:
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Two plates
  • You will need combination of salty and sweet foods suitable for your child.
  • For example:
    Sweet: chocolate / strawberries / cake
    Salty: peanut butter / olives / cheese / crisps
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2d identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
  • Dt1/2.1a use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
Downloads:
Activity Seven - Exploring My Sense Of Touch

Activity 7
Exploring My Sense Of Touch

Practical Resources:
  • Cardboard box
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Objects with different shapes and textures.
  • For example:
    Spoon / soft toy / Lego / apple
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2d identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
Downloads:
Useful Websites

The Five Senses - KS1 Science - BBC Bitesize
A short video explaining the five senses humans use.

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