Animal Classification

We started our Science topic this week – all about animals and how to classify them into different groups.  We never knew there were so many different categories and had some fantastic debates about what category animals would fit in to, and those that don’t quite fit.  For example, is a penguin a bird as it has wings and lays eggs, but it doesn’t fly – so do all birds fly or not?!

We started with a range of pictures and we had to group them using their characteristics; we came up with some great ideas, such as can fly, can live in water, hunts, carnivorous and even scary or not scary!  We then started looking at the more detailed features of living things and how we could sort them more accurately, starting with invertebrate and vertebrate, then into their different groups such as mammals, birds and crustaceans and more.

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