This free educational resource provides both topic plans and learning materials in five modules, starting with Let the investigations begin along with Habitat, Adaptation, Life Cycle and Food Chains. The materials are designed to be suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 learners. There are fact sheets and examples included, where required.
If you wish to download the entire pack then click download to the right of this panel. Each module may be reviewed and downloaded individually using the drop down menu on the panel below. Within the Let the investigations begin module there is a Background Links download that provides a useful list of materials from a variety of sources about the Black Grouse.
The learning objectives for each of the five modules are:
A - Let the investigations begin: Recognise the key features of the curlew; Understand that curlew populations have decreased dramatically over time and they are now a protected species. Curriculum links: Art and Design; Literacy; Maths - tally chart, bar and line graphs.
B - Habitat: Understand that a habitat is a place where plants and animals live where they get everything they need to survive; Recognise that different plants and animals live in different habitats; Understand that a curlew spends Spring and Summer in the upland habitat and Autumn/Winter in a coastal habitat. Curriculum links: Science - Living things and their environment.
C - Adaptation: Understand that living things in a local habitat are interdependent; Understand that animals are well suited to living in their habitat and identify some characteristics of this in the curlew; Know that different animals and plants are found in different habitats. Curriculum links: Science - Living things and their environment; Literacy.
D - Life Cycle: Understand the different stages of a curlew’s life cycle; Understand the habitat requirements for curlews to successfully reproduce. Curriculum links: Science - Living things and their environment; Literacy.
E - Food Chains: Understand that animals often have a predator-prey relationship within a habitat; Use vocabulary to describe how living things get their energy; Understand that energy transfers through from plants to animals as they feed. Curriculum links: Science - Living things and their environment.