In this Animal unit, your child will learn that animals, including humans, can be sorted into six groups: amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals and reptiles. They will learn that different animal groups have similar and different body parts and the purposes of these body parts. They will sort animals into the six animal groups based on characteristics. They will learn about pets and how they are cared for and identify the animal group for each. They will complete a class block graph by recording which pet they prefer, then interpret the classes' results to learn which pets are the most and least popular. They will discuss what different animals eat, using the terms 'carnivore', 'herbivore' and 'omnivore', and observe the characteristic features of different animals that belong to these groups by examining their teeth and eye positions. They will complete Venn diagrams, identifying animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores..
❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT
We will look at some real pets and talk about how we look after them.
️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES
We will write up different sections of our investigations.
🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Investigating birds - RSPB bird watch
Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions
What is a mammal?
What is a bird?
What is a fish?
What is an amphibian?
What is a reptile?
What is similiar and different about these groups of animals?
Do all carnivores live in the wild?
What is a herbivore?
Is your pet an omnivore?
Scientific Enquiry: Investigations
Are all animals the same?
🏁 BIG FINISH
Make an information leaflet about how to look after different animals
📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)
Looking after Cats and Kittens
My New Pet - Puppy
Pet Pals -dogs
Alans Big Scary Teeth
Poo in the Zoo
Odd Dog Out
Bob to the rescue
The Sloth who came to stay