Curriculum strand: living things


This strand absorbs the existing nature study programme, which focuses on plant and animal life. It provides an excellent base on which to build and incorporate a scientific approach to the study of living things. Major themes within this strand include:

  • The wide variety of living organisms (animals and plants) in the local and global environments
  • The life processes, including nutrition, movement, growth and reproduction, common to animals, including humans
  • The structure and function of the principal parts of the human body as they relate to some of these life processes
  • The life processes, including growth, nutrition and reproduction, common to plants