KS1 & KS2:Fur, Feathers, Scales, and Skin

Session Outline

By using pictures and artefacts, children will look at the different characteristics of animals to determine which classification they belong to.

They will look at the different features of mammals, birds, and reptiles. KS2 will also cover amphibians, fish, and invertebrates.

It will allow children to understand that living things can be grouped according to similar characteristics.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Encourages the use of different adjectives to help describe animals

  • Understand how animals can be grouped according to similar characteristics

  • Understand how different animals have different adaptations

  • Understand that looking at an animal’s skin covering can help them identify which class they belong to

  • Understand the importance of camouflage

  • Understand the terms ‘carnivore’ and ‘herbivore’

Curriculum Links

Science (KS1)

  • animals, including humans
  • Living things and their habitat

Science (KS2)

  • Living things and their habitat