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Hi team, it's great to see you again and welcome to today's lesson with me, Mrs Garrard.

Now in today's lesson, we're going to be looking at animals and their habitats.

We are going to match animals to the type of habitat that they like to live in.

Let's share my screen, so the first thing we're going to do is we'll need to gather some resources for our creating part at the end of the lesson.

So first we'll gather our resources then we'll match animals to an appropriate habitat, and then we're going to create some animal tracks for our creating part at the end of the lesson.

So for this lesson, you will need your looking eyes and your listening ears, you'll need some potatoes and a knife.

Can you see that the knife I have on the screen is a sharp knife? So children are not going to use the knife, you're going to need to ask an adult, your parent or your carer to help you to curve the potatoes to make the tracks at the end of our lesson.

You'll also needs some paper and some paint.

So pause the video now and see if you can gather your resources, once you're ready, you can come back and press play.

Great, now let's start the next part of our lesson.

So the first thing we're going to do is much some animals to the habitats that they are best suited to living in.

Let's have a look, what can you see on the screen? I can see the ocean habitat, can you see the waves in the sea? And I can see full creatures that live in the ocean.

There's a dolphin, there's a sea turtle, there's a seal and the fish is a tuna, it's a tuna fish, but lots of different types of fish live in the sea.

I wonder why do you think that these creatures are best suited to living in the sea? Tell the screen.

Oh, you're right team, all of these animals move around by swimming.

Can you see they all have types of flippers? Can you see the dolphin has flippers at the front and so does the sea turtle.

The tuna doesn't really have flippers, they're fins, but they help him to move in the water just like the sea turtles flippers and also the seal.

The seal and the sea turtle can move around on land but they're not very good at moving around on the land, they're much better at swimming.

So the best habitat for these creatures would be the ocean habitat.

These animals would live in a desert, can you see the picture of the desert? Now, deserts are hot and dry places and they're made up mostly of rock mountains.

They're very hot and not much rain falls in the desert.

So animals that live in the desert need to adapt to be able to live in the heat and not have very much water.

So animals like the meerkat and the snake, they manage their heat by resting in burrows under the ground during the hottest parts of the day.

That's the way that they have adapted to live in the desert.

Camels don't need to drink very much.

Did you know that camels can go for long periods without food, several months without food, that's a really long time.

And quite a long time without water too, maybe a week, so not so long, as he can go without food, but he can go without water for about a week.

That's one of the ways that a camel has adapted to living in the desert.

And can you see that all a very similar colour, they're all a brownie beigey colour, and that will help them to camouflage in their habitat.

These animals will live in a Savannah.

The Savannah is a habitat that's made up of a lot of areas of grasslands with just a few trees.

So lots of the animals that live on the Savannah like to eat grass.

So there's a zebra, there's Thomson's gazelle and a wildebeest.

Now those are herd animals, they live in big herds and they eat the grass.

So where you get lots of animals that are herd animals, and that are prey, you get lots of predators, those animals prey on the herd animals.

That means they eat them.

There's also an elephant in there, elephants like to live on the Savannah too.

These animals would live in the Woodlands, I wonder if you can name any of the animals that you see on the screen.

Tell the screen.

Great, I could hear that you were telling me about the badger, there's the badger, the badger is black and white and the hedgehog.

Now those animals like to eat things like bugs and worms, that's why they like to live in that Woodland, that's where lots of bugs and worms live in the leaf litter.

There's a Fox too, do you see the Fox with his bushy tail? Sometimes you see foxes living in towns and villages that urban foxes, but they are usually found in Woodlands.

Urban foxes have adapted to towns and cities and they eat things that we put out in our rubbish.

It's easier than hunting, so that's why urban foxes has started to live closer to towns and cities, but usually they would live in Woodland.

I can also see a squirrel and an owl and a deer, they would all live in a Woodland.

That's my phone.

Now it's time for us to create our very own animal tracks because animals, as they move around the habitat, they leave their tracks behind them.

There are three sets of tracks on the screen and three animals.

I wonder if he can match the correct animal to the tracks that they have made.

Have a moment to think, point to this picture of the Robin tracks, can you see them? Point to the picture with the little Robbins footprints in.

Great job, if he pointed to the snowy little tracks, the first ones that you see, they're the Robin tracks, Robbins are often around in the snowy winter time, we quite often see them in the snow in the winter.

And look, you can see his little tracks where he's searching for worms in the frozen ground.

It's really tricky for Robbins to find their food when the ground is frozen.

I wonder if you can guess what animal made the next tracks there in a Sandy ground, and I wonder what kind of animal might be walking around on a sandy ground.

Point to the animal that left those tracks.

Great, if you're pointing to that big, brown bear then you're right, the Brown bear left those tracks, their tracks by the side of a river and the bet is trying to catch some salmon in the river, so they're his tracks.

So that means that the last set of tracks are from the deer.

Can you see the stag with his really big antlers? So the last set of tracks, there's just one footprint, that's the deer.

Can you see that there are two shapes prongs like that? That's because a deer has a cloven hoof.

That means not like a horse, a horse has just a round hoof but a deer has a cloven hoof and that means it looks like he has two toes, a cloven hoof.

It looks like he has two toes.

So we'll need to think about the shapes that these prints have made on the ground that these animals have left as they've walked along so that we can recreate them with our printing.

So we're going to watch a video and listen very carefully to the instructions.

As you can see in a moment, I'm going to use a knife, is quite a sharp knife to cut the potato.

You'll need to ask an adult to do this for you, because this is not something that a small person should be doing.

Can you see I'm using the knife to make the shape of the footprint, I'm going to make.

so I'm using the point of the knife.

So this is something you'll need to ask an adult to help you with.

So I'm making the shape of the footprint I've chosen.

This is going to be like a bird's footprint, like the Robbin's footprint.

So an adult will do this part for you and you can do the printing.

Taking all of the pieces of potato out.

You see how I'm using the point of the knife, the blade of the knife, that's why you need some help.

So can you see the shape that I've made inside? I've carved out the shape of a footprint, of a bird's footprint.

Now I'm going to dip my potato in some paint and print it on the paper.

First one's not very good 'cause there was a little bit too much paint, but as you move along, you can see they get better and they look like tracks.

I've made another potato, I've carved into a different shape.

This one looks just like the deer footprints.

I wonder what animal tracks you will choose to make.

You might even choose to make your own tracks, look there are footprints.

You could make some footprints outside, maybe on some sand, maybe you could wet your feet and walk on the dry concrete outside, maybe you could even use some paint, those are all ideas, how you can make your own tracks.

Team, it's now the end of our lesson and it's time for me to say goodbye.

I've really enjoyed sharing our lesson today and I'll see you again soon, bye.