LO: To understand that we can group animals according to their features.
I can name some common animals.
I can describe some features of some animals
I can sort animals into sets
Purpose: To sort into animals into groups
Vocabulary: sorting, grouping, features, legs, wings, fur, tail, underwater, air, amphibian, mammal, Reptile, bird, fish ,insect
Show images of many different animals including birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and invertebrates
Explain that we can group animals according to their features. Discuss how the animals provided might be grouped.
Go through the power point of variation in animal group discussing the features of animals in each group
Allow children to explore sorting animals and discuss how they decided to sort e.g 4 legs, wings etc.
Can you describe one group of animals that you know about?
How is a mammal different to an amphibian?
How is a reptile different from an insect?