Hazlehurst Community Primary School

Growing Together

Hazlehurst Community

Primary School

Growing Together


We are continuing our topic which is Animals including Humans

This is our last week on this topic, we will be moving onto our next topic next week. 


New vocabulary:


Egg, sperm, fetus, baby, toddler, child, teenager, adult, old age, development, growth, human, infancy, childhood, adulthood, adolescence, prenatal, puberty, development, gestation, vertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, invertebrates, expectancy 


Key learning goals


  • To describe the changes as humans develop to old age 
  • Explain the changes that occur during the stages of human development
  • Understand how babies develop and grow in height and weight 
  • Describe the changes that occur during puberty 
  • Give reasons why bodies changes during puberty 
  • Explain the main changes that take place in old age
  • Distinguish between myths and facts about old age
  • Explore gestation periods in different animals- are there any links that can be made?
  • Explore if there is a link between gestation periods and the life expectancy of different animals


Activities to support