To start our topic, we had fun completing a treasure hunt with clues to discover the 7 essential life processes that every living thing carries out. We learnt some fabulous scientific vocabulary along the way!
Treasure Hunt clues!
We met MRS GREN, who helps us to remember these life processes and used her to work out if an object is living or not!
M - Movement
R - Respiration
S - Sensitivity
R - Reproduction
E - Excretion
N - Nutrition
We looked at features of living things and progressed to sorting these into a triple venn diagram using different sorting criteria.
We sorted living things into a carroll diagram too...
In our next lesson we worked together to firstly create food chains and then food webs. We used these for a display on our 'Working Wall' for Habitats.
We discussed a concept cartoon and used some good reasoning skills....
We watched a video clip to retrieve information about the features of all living things.
Next, we looked at classification keys and experimented with different questions and then completed one. Some of us even designed our own. It was quite tricky but we persevered!
Finally to end this unit of work we identified that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things. We chose to learn about South African Penguins as they are an endangered species which are affected by the impact of environmental dangers. We gained information from reading and from a video clip and presented our work in a creative way, looking at both the positive and negative impact of humans and the environment.