Animal adventure on the messy table.

Year 1
Mammals

Discover the key features of mammals and create a poster. Identify different shapes, patterns and colours of animal fur, plus much more. Hands-On Education understand all children are individual and learn in different ways. We firmly believe learning should be engaging and fun. We have enjoyed putting these hands-on activities together and finding a range of ideas for our children to access learning.

Within this topic you will find:

  • 4 activity plans, all of which clearly explain how to prepare and carry out each activity.
  • 6 activity sheets to support your child in recording their investigations.
  • 2 videos, providing examples of Key Features of Mammals 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 - Mammals Poster

Activity 1
Mammals Poster

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

Activity 2
Label The Mammal

  • 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 Mammals Eat

Activity 3
What Mammals Eat

  • Sc1/2.2bidentify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
Activity Four - 4. Mammal Fur Patterns

Activity 4
Mammal Fur Patterns

  • 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
Websites

National Geographic
Pictures and facts on mammals.

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 - Mammals Poster

Activity 1
Mammals Poster

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

Activity 2
Label The Mammal

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

Activity 3
What Mammals 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 - Mammal Fur Patterns

Activity 4
Mammal Fur Patterns

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, mammals
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern
Downloads:
Websites

National Geographic
Pictures and facts on mammals.

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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