This after half term, the Upper School children will be studying classification of animals and plants.

Today they began this topic by working with a partner to decide how to group a list of various animals for a new zoo. The children came up with all sorts of groups such as by habitat-Rainforest, temperate forest, ocean and some children decided to group by characteristics such as mammals, fish, reptiles etc. 

This was not an easy challenge as there were some tricky animals to place such as a Komodo dragon…and a fruit bat…

The next step for the class will be to look at some real classification systems and how they work such as the Linnaean system. 
Mrs Hurley

Science-Classification Zoo