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Upper Key Stage 2 Human Reproduction and Relationships
Babies

Consider the developments you have undergone since you were a baby. Investigate the shape changes between a baby and an adult human. Look at the proportions of a human adult as shown by Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man. Draw a timeline of your life so far. Continue research into the life stages of another animal concentrating on how quickly infants develop.

Session 1 Babies (A)

Objectives

Science

  • Describe reproduction process in plants and animals Year 5.
  • Describe changes as humans develop to old age.

Planning and Activities

Consider the development undergone since you were a baby. Draw a timeline of your life so far. Continue research into the life stages of another animal concentrating on how quickly the babies develop. Have a baby photo challenge!

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To be aware of the changes that have taken place (both physical & developmental) since they were babies. Compare with the young of other animals.

Children will:

  • Describe the stages of the human life cycle.
  • Compare the development of human babies with those of other animals.

You Will Need

  • Access to internet
  • information books
  • photos (that children have brought into class) of childrenn as babies on display (but covered temporarily)
  • All Kinds of Babies by Emma Damon (optional)

Session 2 Babies (B)

Objectives

Science

  • Describe reproduction process in plants and animals.

Planning and Activities

Look at the proportions of a human adult as shown by Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man. Investigate the shape changes between a baby and an adult human, concentrating on the head to body length ratio. Measure and draw graphs. Sketch children and adults in proportion.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To become aware of the way the proportions of a human body changes as a baby grows and develops into an adult.

Children will:

  • Describe how the proportions of a human body changes as growth occurs from baby to adult.
  • Use this knowledge to draw child & adult human figures.

Provided Resources

  • Growth
  • Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man
  • Body proportions 1 and 2
  • Baby photographs
  • Drawing the human figure
  • Face and body template

You Will Need

  • A collection of drawings and paintings of adults, children and both together.
  • Measuring tapes
  • String
  • Photos of babies lying down

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.