Biodiversity: teach children about how important diverse plant and animal life is for our fragile planet.

What is biodiversity? Why is biodiversity loss bad? Consider these questions, teach children about the importance of biodiversity, and give them the conservation skills to protect the planet with these KS1 and KS2 lesson plans.

These biodiversity mini-schemes of work for Key Stages 1 and 2 are perfect for teaching separately as standalone units of work, but they also form part of our larger Education for Social Responsibility curriculum for the whole school.

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  • Linking Local Wildlife

    Linking Local Wildlife

    Year 1

    Year 2


    This three-lesson scheme of work for KS1 will encourage your class to think about the plants and animals in your local area and how they are all connected to each other. They will start to understand that plants and animals depend on each other for s... Read More


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  • What is Biodiversity?

    What is Biodiversity?

    Year 3

    Year 4


    This ESR scheme of work for Year 3 and Year 4 begins by exploring what biodiversity is and why it is important, through the example of the coral reef ecosystem. Children then find out about the biodiversity of the rainforests, and how this ecosystem... Read More


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  • Just One Change

    Just One Change

    Year 5

    Year 6


    Explore the balance that biodiversity gives an ecosystem and how higher and lower levels of biodiversity can affect the plants and animals that live in these areas. Investigate the different ways in which biodiversity is being threatened by human beh... Read More


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We're qualified primary teachers with extensive classroom experience. We know how hard the job is! That's why we try to give you as much as we can with every teaching pack – to help you and make life easier. We've obsessively pored over the National Curriculum objectives to make sure that you get excellent coverage when you teach with PlanBee, and that you get engaging, challenging learning activities with which all of your children can achieve and make progress.

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