Life cycles

Linking to the topics living things and habitats and biological systems, year 5 and P6 pupils will learn about an amphibian’s and an insect’s life cycles on the topic of ponds. Pupils will make their own 3D model of a life cycle and compare it with mammals and birds to find out the similarities and differences.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan
  • A PowerPoint presentation explaining amphibian and insect life cycles
  • Printable instructions
  • A Fishing Fun game
  • Images of different animals to use a a visual reference when making their models

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Modelling clay
  • Thick cardboard
  • Glue gun
Year 5
Living things and habitats
Life cycles

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