In Fur, Feathers and Scales - Explore! students will explore the different vertebrate classes. Comparing and contrasting the features of different animals, students will use descriptive words to label and sort the animals into classes. 

The workshop takes place both inside our classroom and around our butterfly house. 

Key: KS1 (5-7 years old)Duration: 30 – 40 minCapacity: 35 studentsIndoor workshop

Intended learning outcomes:

Pupils will be able to:

  • Separate animals into categories using observations
  • Describe why animals are in different categories
  • Gain an understanding that animals can experience fear and we can help protect them

National Curriculum links:

KS1 ScienceWorking ScientificallyIdentify and classify; Use simple features to compare
Animals, including humans

Identify and name common animals including a variety of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals;

Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals

Living things and their habitatsIdentify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats
KS1 EnglishSpoken Language, ReadingWord reading, comprehension

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