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Lesson 1

Lesson 1 LO: I can explain my reasoning

Watch a video of the taiga forest at:


Ask them to predict what animals might live in this environment.

Why do you think this?

What do you think animals might need to survive in this habitat?

Talk about the features animals may need to live here, e.g. think fur.

Read and look at the following pages 

which explore the wildlife that live in the Russian taiga. Talk about animals they already know and which are new to them.


Explore which animals in the picture are predators and which are prey. What do these animals eat to survive?

Categorise the animals into those they think are carnivores, those they think are herbivores and any they think might be omnivores.


Sort animals into herbivores, carnivores and omnivores

See info sheet for which animals are which.



Remember to:

Explain what each word means

Read the information given on the animals

Decide which category fits

Make your choice

Explain why