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- Hi everyone.

I'm Miss.

Harris, and welcome to today's science lesson.

This is our last lesson of our animal kingdom unit.

And over the last few lessons, we have learned lots of things about different animals, including different families, different categories of animals.

And today is our last lesson and we are going to look at what animals eat.

So, we are going to look closer as well at animal teeth which tells us what they might eat.

Now, my background today is a house.

At the end of the lesson I'm going to be asking you to tell me what animal lives in a house.

You might already know, so keep it in your head till the end of the lesson, okay? Great.

So, let's see what else we're doing.

So, we are going to do a recap of invertebrates and vertebrates.

We're going to look at some animal families, some types of diets that animals may follow.

We're going to look at animal teeth.

And lastly, we've got our end of lesson quiz.

You will need an exercise book or a piece of paper, a pencil, a coloured pen or pencil, and most importantly, your brain.

If you need to get any of these things, you can pause a video and go and get them now.

Great job.

Let's do our star words.

So, we're going to do something called "My turn, your turn".

You ready? Mammal.







And meat, again.

Good job.

Now I'm going to describe an animal which you can see here and I want you to try and find it.

Are you ready? So, looking for this animal and putting your finger on it when you find it.

This animal walks on four legs.

This animal is covered with hair.

This animal has got two horns on the top of its head.

This animal has got a short tail.

This animal is brown and white.

This animal is a herbivore, which means it eats plants.

And lastly, this animal lives in the woods.

If you're a Christian, or if you celebrate Christmas, you might leave a carrot out for this animal to feast upon.

Are you ready? This animal is a reindeer.

Well done.

Now let's recap some information about the features of a living thing and what a vertebrate and invertebrate is.

So, here I have got all of the features of a living thing.

I'm going to read them.

You ready? So, starting down here, waste, growing and changing, feeding, reproduce, breathing.

Can you use your finger to connect the picture to the word? Let's check whether you've got it right.

So, we've got waste, changing and growing, feeding, reproduce, and breathing.

Did you get those right? Well done.

So, an invertebrate is an animal which does not have a backbone.

They either have a soft body, like worms and jellyfish, or they have a hard outer shell covering their body, like spiders and crabs.

So, they're either soft, like jellyfish or worms, or they have a hard outer casing covering their body, like spiders and crabs.

So, that means vertebrates have a backbone.

Vertebrates have a backbone.

They are part of the major animal families which we have learnt about already, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

Great job.

So, let's just check.

Here's our pause point.

Which category of animals do not have a backbone? Pause the video and answer that question.

Well done.

It is a invertebrate which does not have a backbone.

Well done.

Now let's take a closer look at some animal families.

Over the last few lessons, we have learnt all about all of these animal families.

So, we've got invertebrates.

So, we've got crustaceans, arachnids, and insects.

And then the vertebrates, we've got fish amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

These are all different creatures, and they're all very special in their own way.

What I want you to do now is to draw a picture of each animal family and label it underneath.

Let's see if you can remember all of them.

So, I've done the first one for you.

You could draw a picture of a crab and write "Crustacean" underneath.

So, make sure you're thinking really carefully about all the names of the animal families.

And if you are unsure, just give it a good guess.

So, pause the video and do that now.

Well done.

Let's check.

So, we've got crustacean, arachnids, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

If you've got any of those right, give yourself a big tick.

If you didn't get them right, don't worry, you can pause the video now and check your answers.


Now, here's a challenge for you.

I've got lots of pictures here of different living things and I would like you to find out which animal family they belong to by looking at each animal very carefully.

So, the first one is a picture of a frog.

Is a frog a mammal, an insect, a crustacean, or an amphibian? So, look really carefully at each animal to help you.

So, pause the video and use your finger to draw a line.

Off you go.

So, let's check whether you got the right answer.

So, a frog is an amphibian, a polar bear is a mammal, a wasp is an insect, and a crustacean, we have got crab.

Well done.

Now let's learn about some types of diets.

Now, all living things need to eat other living things to survive, and what an animal eats is called its diet.

So, here we've got a picture of a lion.

The lion is a carnivore because it only eats meat.

If you are a carnivore, you only eat meat.

If you are a herbivore, you only eat plants.

So, giraffes are a herbivore.

They only eat plants.

If you are an omnivore, you eat both meat and plants.

So, you can see here, a bear and a chipmunk.

Now, what we're going to do is, I would like you to draw some pictures to remember some facts about animal diets.

Do you think you can do that? Great.

So, here we've got a herbivore, sorry, a carnivore.

And I can draw a little picture of meat to remember it.

Then a herbivore, which only eats plants.

And omnivore, which eats meat and plants.

So, pause the video, have a go at drawing some pictures to help you remember the facts about animal diets.

Well done.

Now we're going to write a sentence about each diet and I'd like you to fill in the gaps.

So, the first one says, "Animals that only eat meat are called" mm.

So, pause the video and fill in the gap.

Ready for number two? "Animals which eat both meat and plants are called" mm.

So, write that down and fill in the gaps.

And finally, the last one, "Animals that eat only plants are called" mm.

Pause the video and fill in the gaps.

Well done.

Let's check.

So, animals that only eat meat are carnivores.

Animals which eat both meat and plants are omnivores.

And animals that only eat plants are called herbivores.

So, now pause the video and tick or fix your answer.

So, let's move on to learning about animal teeth.

All animals have different shaped teeth and that helps us identify what types of food they might eat and what diet they follow.

So, here is a picture of a lion.

A lion is a carnivore.

That means that lions only eat meat.

Can you take a closer look at the lion's teeth? And I'd like you to think of two words to describe the shape of their teeth.

Take a closer look.

What words could you use to describe a lion's teeth? Can you tell on your screen? You're right.

Sharp is one that I would use.

And pointy.

They're very sharp and pointy.

They need sharp and pointy teeth so that they can rip through tough meat from off their prey.

So, that means the meat's quite tough and it's hard to get through.

And if you eat meat at home, you know that you have to use a really sharp knife to cut it.

So, that's why their teeth are really sharp, so they can eat through the meat.

Can you pretend to be a lion with sharp teeth? Take your fingers, make sharp teeth.

You ready? Good job.


Well done.

Now here we have got to picture of llama.

A llama is a herbivore, which means it only eats plants.

Take a closer of look at the llama's teeth.

Can you just use two words to describe the teeth? So, the llama's teeth are flat, and they're quite dirty, aren't they? Needs a good brush.

But they are flat teeth.

Why do you think the llama's teeth are flat? So, they need flat teeth so that they can crunch through lots of plants that they might eat.

So, they don't need sharp teeth to rip through them.

They need flat teeth so that they can bite, chomp down on the plants.

And then lastly, we've got a person, a human, which is an omnivore.

Look at this person's teeth.

How can you describe a human's teeth? So, why do you think an omnivore, so this human, has got a mixture of sharp teeth and flat teeth? Why do you think they need to be sharp and flat? What do we eat? We need sharp and flat teeth because we need sharp teeth to rip through the meat, and we also need flat teeth to crunch through lots of plants like fruits and vegetables.

Well done.

Now let's do a pause point.

Looking at the picture, if I have flat teeth, what do I eat? Pause the video and have a go at answering that question.

If I have flat teeth, I am a herbivore.

Well done.

Now, this is your last challenge.

What types of diets do these animals follow? So, I would like you now, in a moment, to pause the video and look closely at each animal's teeth, or a beak.

Look really close, and I want you to tell which one is a carnivore, which one is a herbivore, and which one is an omnivore.

So, pause the video and do that now.

Make sure you're looking really closely.

Okay, let's check.

So, a zebra is a herbivore.

A zebra eats plants, so it's got flat teeth.

Did you get that right? Well done.

Then we've got an omnivore.

So, the bear is an omnivore because, if we look closer, you can see that the bear has got sharp teeth and, in the middle, flat teeth.

So, they need both to eat meat and plants.

So, lastly, this was a tricky one.

That owl is a carnivore, because owls only eat meat.

And just because they're a bird, doesn't mean that they can't be a carnivore, because they eat almost anything to do with meat.

They can eat small things like mice.

They might eat small insects as well, or nuts.

And we can see here.

Sorry, not nuts, 'cause that's what a herbivore eats.

But the beak can bite and rip through tough meat.

So, an owl is a carnivore.

And that takes us to the end of our lesson.

You have worked so hard in this unit of work, and now is your chance to do our end of lesson quiz where there are few questions that I have used throughout this unit of work.

So, we are going to bring together and we're going to test how much you have learnt.

Before we go, can you tell me what animal lives here in a house, in a home, inside? A human, us, people.

We live inside, in flats or houses or bungalows, wherever you live at the moment.

So, we live inside.

It's quite hard for us to survive living outside, but some people do and that's okay.

So, well done.

Good job.

Now we've reached the end of our unit.

If you would like to share your work with us that you have done over the last few weeks, you can ask your parent or carer to take a picture of it and share it with us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, tagging @OakNational and using the hashtag #LearnwithOak.

It has been a pleasure teaching you all about lots of animals in the animal kingdom.

And you've worked super hard, and I am really proud of you.

I hope you have a great rest of your day and I will see you very soon.