National curriculum content
- Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
- Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment.
- Recognise that environments can change, and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
- To understand the meaning of classification.
- To recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
- To explore the school grounds for vertebrates and invertebrates.
- To classify the living things we found in our school grounds and present our findings.
- Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes post dangers to living things.
What we want children to know
- That living things are divided into different groups.
- Living things can be grouped in different ways.
- What characteristics are identified to classify.
- The characteristics of vertebrate and invertebrate.
- The human impact on different environments.
What skills we want children to develop
- To make a classification key.
- To identify vertebrate and invertebrate based on their characteristics.
- To present findings in a variety of ways.
- Use scientific evidence to support their reasoning.
Amphibian, bird, centipede, classify, fish, flowering plant, habitat, insect, invertebrate, key, mammal, organism, reptile, vertebrate.