Living things and their habitats
THIS UNIT LINKS TO THE GEOGRAPHY UNIT: FROZEN KINGDOMS
Children will describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals and give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics
❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT!
Animal investigation: working in pairs, you will investigate a chosen animal of your choice and present back your findings to the class using multimedia.
️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES
Describe animals and their adaptations in written pieces.
Write from the perspective of an animal in an endangered habitat.
🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Become explorers for the day! Investigate flora and fauna around the local area.
Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions
Classification of animals: To explore the history of classification.
To understand how micro-organismscan be divided into groups, according to common observable and unobservable characteristics.
To investigate unusual animals
To explore Arctic and Antarctic ecosystem
To understand why animals live in particular habitats and to invesitgate adaptation
To explore polar adaptations
Scientific Enquiry: Investigations
Where do wild plants grow? To investigate areas where wild plants grow freely and the reasons for this.
How do animals stay warm? To investigate adaptations and their role in survival.
Why are things classified? To use and devise classification keys for living things, giving reasons for why animals and plants belong in particular groups.
🏁 BIG FINISH
The unit will culminate in an investigation in to how animals stay warm where we will create whale blubber to identify its benefits and uses.
📖 FOCUS TEXT
The Quiet at the End of the World
To the Edge of the World