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Happy New Year everyone! Our new science topic is living things and their habitats. We will be learning how to use classification keys to help identify different plants and animals. We will also learn about food chains and how all living things depend upon each other for survival. Hopefully, you will be able to get into your garden or local park to find some living things and identify them. You can take photographs or make sketches and record over time what you find. If you can get on-line, I will share some links for videos and power points but there will also be activities that you can do with just a pencil and paper. You can also use the Oak Academy resources to learn more about this topic by logging in and then going into key stage 2 science topics “Ecosystems” Keep your work safe so that I can see it sometime and remember just do what you can and have fun. Mrs. Gibson.

To get started, write down 5 similarities and 5 differences between you and an adult in your house.  Next, watch the video clips then see if you can sort the animals on the worksheet into two groups. (Vertebrates and Invertebrates) Finally, find two images of different animals on-line or in a book and write down 5 similarities and 5 differences between them. Try to use a wide range of vocabulary in your sentences e.g. The elephant is a mammal. The worm is an invertebrate.

What is classification? - BBC Bitesize

What is a vertebrate? - BBC Bitesize

What is an invertebrate? - BBC Bitesize