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Our new science topic will be a biology topic:

 

Living things and their habitats

Pupils should be taught to:

  • describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals
  • Pupils might work scientifically by: using classification systems and keys to identify some animals and plants in the immediate environment. They will research unfamiliar animals and plants from a broad range of other habitats and decide where they belong in the classification system.
  • give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics
  • Pupils will find out about the significance of the work of scientists such as Carl Linnaeus, a pioneer of classification.
  • Pupils will learn more about bacteria and microorganisms.
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