Year 6 Classifying Animals at Stepney Farm

Year 6 went to Stepney Farm to classify animals and plants. We did three activities there.

  • We discussed and classified leaves in various different ways and put them into a Venn diagram.
  • We walked through the farm looking at all the animals. Using a classification key, we identified features of the animals we observed and made out which group they belong to: mammal, amphibian, reptile, bird, fish (vertebrates) or insect (invertebrates).
  • Finally, we played a classification bingo game with plants.

Back in school, we wrote newspaper reports about our Stepney Farm visit.

Year 6 Pond Dipping at the Soanes Centre

Children in Year 6 explored aquatic fauna and flora in a pond dipping session. They explored the adaptation of freshwater invertebrates to their natural habitat by examining pond animals using magnifying glasses and binocular microscopes. In addition, they used classification keys to identify the invertebrates. In school, they wrote instructions on how to pond dip.