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    Year 6 Living things and their habitats: Animals, plants and more...

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    The new primary science curriculum retains a strong focus on animals and classification. In this lesson, pupils build on what they have already learnt about classification. Pupils are introduced to the work of Carolus Linnaeus, microorganisms and the structure of the biological 'tree of life'. Pupils are encouraged to ask relevant questions in order to classify unfamiliar organisms. This lesson includes a lot of new terminology; pupils are not expected to be able to remember what terms such as 'domina' or 'genus' mean.

    Pupils will learn:

    • How living things are classified into broad groups according to characteristics and based on similarities and differences.
    • To give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

    Animals, plants and more (lesson plan).pdf

    Animals, plants and more (worksheet).pdf

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