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Can you take a photo of a living thing?

Email it to me or put it on the blog please.

(Add some facts or quiz questions too)

Living Things and their Habitats

Our new Science topic for this half term is all about living things

(how to recognise and classify them) and their habitats

WATCH OUT FOR NEW LESSONS EACH WEEK

Lesson 1

Lesson 1 introduction part 1

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Introduction part 2

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Miss P uses Chatterpix to remind you about MRS GREN

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You may want to try this free app for yourself???

Lesson 2

Classifying Mammals (a video from Miss P)

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I'm a vertebrate

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Lesson 3

Lesson 3 - Invertebrates on the Beach (Miss P at Bradwell)

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Classification of Invertebrates (A good example of a key and some great fact cards)

Go on an invertebrate hunt

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Can you find a frog hopper (sometimes known as a spittlebug)

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Ants and Eggs

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Lesson 4

Lesson 4 Miss P and Classification Keys 1

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Classification Keys with Miss P (2)

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Classification Keys with Miss P (3)

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Classification Keys with Miss P (4)

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 To find out more about Classification Keys click on the espresso link

near the top of this page

The word mat can help you too

Learning objectives:

  • To recognise vertebrates and invertebrates
  • To follow a classification key in order to group, name and identify a variety of living things
  • To create a classification key

 

Challenge:

  • To create an information page about a particular group or animal (making sure you classify it and explain its features)

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Science - Summer half-term 1

Animals including Humans

Hi Class 4, our first summer half term science topic is Animals including Humans. This will include digestion, teeth and food chains. As we've already found out about the human digestive system following our fabulously disgusting 'It takes guts' show at the Science Museum this will give you a head start.

Have fun!

Key vocabulary and things to know

Extra ideas.

  • Make a collage of your digestive system
  • Find out about 'food groups' (proteins, carbohydrates, sugars, fats, vitamins and minerals) - what they are and what they do. Check out some food labels for amounts in different foods. Any surprises?

Thanks for the interesting information you've been sending me about teeth.

I investigated the teeth of sloths and learnt that sloths teeth turn black and brown because of the leaves they eat.  Weirdly humans didn’t know at first that sloths even had teeth! Thanks WW
Please look at all the activities for the lessons below first, before you set up your experiments. Send photos of your discoveries...were your predictions close? What have you learnt from your results?

Eli's Tremendous Tooth Decay Experiment (The first 3 days)

Red Hot Challenge: Design a poster to persuade people to clean their teeth and to warn of the dangers of tooth decay

 

Life Cycles

STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) activities

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