Science KS1 / KS2: How spring affects plants and animals

A variety of native birds display seasonal spring time behaviour, plants burst into leaf and flower which shows the change in the landscape.

The birds sing to establish territory, build nests, sit on eggs and then feed their newly hatched young.

Young animals are seen playing with each other and in the company of their parents.

This behaviour is contrasted with human seasonal activity of children on an Easter egg hunt and families walking in woodlands.

This clip is from: The Great British Year

Teacher Notes

Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2:

Discuss animal behaviour during spring – what do pupils think makes them act the way they do.

Does the weather help or hamper them?

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Science/ Geography

This topic is suitable for KS1 and KS2 in England and Wales and in Northern Ireland. Also Early and 1st Level in Scotland.

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