Today we are going to learn about:
What do you know about these groups? Have a little chat to an adult about these words have you heard them before what do you think they mean?
Then watch this clip on BBC Bitesize:
Recap what you learnt in session 1 about the different types of animals.
Such as birds have feathers and wings. Use this PDF of posters to read through together to help jog your memory or rewatch the clip in session 1.
Then have a go at completing this classification task (answers on the second page if needed)
Information Posters PDF
Animal Classification Task
Introduce carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
Carnivores - an animal that feeds on other animals (meaning "meat eater")
Herbivores - is an animal that gets its energy from eating plants, and only plants.
Omnivores - is an animal that can eat and survive on both plant and animal matter.
Then watch this short clip together to learn more.
Then I would like you to create a mini poster for each group that includes the classification group then draw or cut out and stick animal or animals from that group.
To extend this further you could write a couple of sentences or bullet point some facts about this animal. Such as a lion is a carnivore because it eats meat such as Zebras, Buffalo or Wildebeest. It is also a mammal.
Remember to send photos of your posters in via tapesty or email.
If you have signed up to Twinkl during this time (it is free!) you could watch this little video together afterwards to close this session.
Have a look at this Free powerpoint on Twinkl to recap what you learnt in the last session.
Herbivores, Omnivores and Carnivores Powerpoint
Then I would like you to complete at least two of the tasks below:
Task 1 Animal fact file/poster
Children to pick any animal
Write about it using the facts we’ve learnt over the last few weeks.
Task 2 Create a funny animal
Use https://switchzoo.com/zoo.htm to switch around different animal parts to make a funny animals. Here is one that Mrs Mann made. Discuss the different animal parts you have used.
Task 3 Read some fact books about animals.
Let me know what you learn - record a little video and send it to me.
Task 4 Odd one out task
Use the PDF below and choose an odd one out from each set of animals and tell an adult why it is odd. There are lots of different possibilities see what you can come up with. Maybe it is the odd one out because it is a fish. Or it is the odd one out because it has four legs.
Task 5 Animal small world play.
Play opportunities with animal figures to discuss animal groups and their habitats.
Below are some ideas.
What is a fossil?
Discuss ideas and then work through this powerpoint together (linked below)
Then have a go at making your own fossil!
Have a look at this picture of a dinosaur skeleton and a human skeleton talk about similarities and differences you can see.
Then have a go at making your own dinosaur skeleton you could use cotton buds, rolled up tissue, pasta or anything else you have available at home.
Below are some ideas to help you.