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Hi team, and welcome to today's lesson with me, Mrs. Garrard.

Now, in today's lesson, we're going to be looking at the life cycle of a human or people.

And then we're going to think about how our abilities change as we grow and get older.

Let's share my screen.

So the first thing we're going to do today is we're going to gather some resources, for the part of the lesson right at the end.

Then we're going to look at life cycles of a human.

We're going to look at how our abilities develop as we get older and as we grow.

And then finally, right at the end, we're going to role play, caring for a baby.

So for this lesson, you will need, your brain to do some really great thinking.

You'll need a doll or a teddy, and you'll need a nappy and some clothes.

Pause the video now and gather your resources.

Come back once you're ready.

Great! now you're back, we can start our lesson.

So the first thing we're going to do today is look at the life cycle of a human.

Look carefully at the picture on the screen.

What do you notice? I noticed that the first picture, is a picture of a lady and she has a big tummy.

That's because she's pregnant.

She's growing a baby in her tummy.

So the first stage of a human life cycle is to grow in your mommy's tummy.

Then once you are born, you are a baby.

You see the picture of the baby? As you start to grow, you grow into a child, and then a teenager, and then an adult.

And the last picture is of an older adult.

We call older adults pensioners.

My turn, pensioner.

Your turn? Pensioner.

A pensioner is an older adult.

So the life cycle of a human is that first we grow in our mommies tummies.

Then we are born and we are babies.

We start to grow and we grow into a child, and then a teenager, and then an adult, and then a pensioner.

Let's see.

The next slide, we're going to think about how as we grow and get older, how our abilities develop? So how the things that we can do, change? Have a look at these pictures.

I wonder if you can tell me one thing that you notice about the pictures.

Oh! I notice that in the pictures, both of the children are having something to eat.

In the first picture, the baby hasn't learned to eat solid food yet, hasn't learned to eat things with lumps in and they're having a bottle of milk.

And I noticed that, they can't feed themselves the bottle of milk.

They're having to have an adult, their parent or their carer, is holding it for them, because they haven't learned to hold the bottle themselves yet.

But in the next picture, I can see that there's a little boy, and he's eating all by himself.

He's using cutlery, he's using a fork, and he's eating food that is lumpy.

Its got lumps of food, not liquid, like the milk.

So that's something that's changed, the way that the child is eating has changed.

He doesn't need help from an adult, he can do it himself.

And the type of food that he's eating has changed.

He doesn't have to have liquid food because he's learned to chew.

So now he can have food that is lumpy.

And he needs to chew.

That's something that's changed.

So the baby needs help to eat and a toddler or the child doesn't, he can do it himself.

And the types of food that the baby and the toddler are eating are different because the baby hasn't learned to chew yet, and the toddler has or the child has.

Hmm, what do you notice about this picture? There are two pictures on the screen and I can see that in both pictures, the children are getting dressed.

But what do you notice about the picture with the baby? Oh, you can see that an adult is helping.

I can see that too, babies can't dress themselves.

They haven't learned to do that yet.

So they need to have an adult, a parent or a carer, to help them to get dressed.

In the second picture, the little girl is more independent.

She's learned to put on her coat herself.

And look, she's even doing the zip.

So she has learned, her skills have developed and she's learned to dress herself.

She doesn't need help, like the baby.

Let's look at these pictures.

Can you tell me what's the same about these pictures? Tell the screen.

Oh, I noticed that too, team.

In both pictures.

The children are washing.

But what do you notice about the one with the baby? I see he has bubbles on his head and bubbles on his arms. He's having a bubbly bath.

Oh, and you're right, I can see that his parent or carer, they're bathing him.

It's not safe for a small baby like this to be in the water on their own.

They need an adult there to make sure that they stay safe and to help them to wash because they haven't learned to wash themselves.

But in the next picture, I can see two children are washing their hands and they're doing it all by themselves.

They have learned to wash their hands and keep themselves clean all by themselves.

That's something that's changed.

Their ability to take care of themselves has changed.

The baby can't wash himself but the children, they can.

There's still an adult there to make sure that they're safe around the water.

That's a great thing to do to make sure that you're still staying safe.

So can you remember some of the ways that we help to take care of a baby? Tell the screen one way that we can help to take care of a baby.

Wow! Team, you told me so many great ideas, I noticed that we have to help babies by feeding them.

In our picture, we had a picture of a baby being fed from a bottle.

But as they get older, you need to help them with a spoon.

We need to help them to stay clean.

We need to help them to wash and to bath.

They can't dress themselves.

So they need help to get dressed.

And, did you notice that babies can't move around themselves.

They need to be carried, or pushed around in a pushchair because they haven't learned to walk yet.

So that's something else that we have to do.

We can take care of a baby, by helping them move around and carrying them.

Now it's time for us to role play caring for a baby.

So find your baby doll or your teddy, and get ready to watch how I look after my baby.

Can you see I have a nappy, my baby doesn't have any clothes on.

I'm going to put a nappy on for him, lifting up his legs, putting the nappy underneath, it's a bit tricky.

Then, pull up the front and the nappy has special tabs at the back that you put across and fix in place.

They're a bit like Velcro so they stick in place.

Now I've got some pyjamas for my baby to wear because he's going to bed.

Can you see how I'm using my hand to help the baby's legs through the holes.

I'm going to sit my baby up to help put on the top.

See how I'm putting my hand through the sleeve, so that baby's fingers don't get caught coming through the sleeves.

You could do that with your baby or your teddy.

Now going to lay him down and do up all of the poppers.

That's really tricky, you have to have strong fingers to do up the poppers on baby clothes.

Baby clothes have lots of poppers all the way down the front.

There we go.

Now my baby is ready to have a bottle.


I wonder, if you can think of a way that you have changed since you were a baby? So think of one thing that you can do now, that you couldn't do when you were a baby.

Have a think, tell the screen.

Uh, wow! I know that when I was a baby, I couldn't drive a car.

But now I'm older and I've learned to drive a car.

So that's something that I have learned to do as I've got older.

Team, now it's the end of our lesson, we've thought a lot about how our abilities grow as we grow and how our abilities change.

I hope you enjoyed taking care of your baby.

I wonder, if you'll be able to do something today that you couldn't do yesterday.

Maybe you'll be able to zip up your coat and you couldn't do that yesterday.

Or maybe you've learned to write your name or use some scissors.

Those are all things that develop as we grow.

They're all things that we learn to do as we get older.

Team, it's time for me to say goodbye now.

See you again soon.