We began our learning journey by thinking back to what we had learnt about animals in KS1. We reminded ourselves what Living Things are and also the different animal groups we knew...
Mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and insects.
We looked at pictures of different animals and thought about how we could sort them.
We learnt new words like vertebrate, invertebrate, endoskeleton and exoskeleton. We tried to sort the pictures of animals using these groups.
When Ian from Crazy Creatures came to visit us, we could use lots of our Science vocabulary to talk about the animals we saw.
We tried to use lots of our new Science learning when we wrote our recounts of the visit.
Next, we looked at the skeletons of different vertebrates and considered the similarities and differences. We thought about the importance of different parts of the skeleton; like the skull, ribs and backbone.
We learnt about how muscles work to help us move and we surprised that some of our muscles work without us thinking about it.
We used our graphing skills to present data when working scientifically and tried to explain the results they showed us. Does a longer humerus bone mean you can throw a bean bag further? We had 2 very different sets of results to look at.