PlanIt - Science Year 4 - Living Things and Their Habitats Lesson 1: Grouping Living Things Lesson Pack

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PlanIt - Science Year 4 - Living Things and Their Habitats Lesson 1: Grouping Living Things Lesson Pack - living things, habitats, variation, classification, grouping
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  • My class used the list of animals to sort into the bird/not bird, egg/no eggs Carroll diagram. We had great discussions. Children asked if dragonflies were birds! Do hedgehogs lay eggs? Is a turkey a bird? Do earthworms lay eggs? There was a great debate over whether stingrays laid eggs... The animal pictures really made them think. There was a far greater selection than I would have thought of myself. We learned about echidnas and pangolins. we didn't cut the pictures but wrote names instead and we used the two star labelled Carroll diagram as a whole class. The more able were able to sort more animals and found extra information to clarify classification of sharks, dolphins , stingrays etc. The talk was great thank you. lots of starting points for another time.

    , Apr 26th
  • Hi,On the powerpoint presentation, in slide 8, it says that plants use oxygen! Plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen!Also, can you explain the Carroll diagram on the activity sheet with two stars please? How many birds do children know that don't lay eggs? Is that section meant to be left blank? This was very confusing for my children.

    , Feb 24th
    • Hi corpuschristiks2,
      I apologise if this mistake has caused any problems. I'll let our teaching team know about it right away and they will get it fixed as soon as they can!
      The Carroll diagram is intentional to promote discussion :) I hope this helps!

      , Feb 24th
    • Hi there corpuschristiks2,
      Thank you for spotting this! Our lovely teacher and design teams have updated this resource and you can now download the new version. I hope you find it useful!

      , Feb 25th
    • Actually plants do respire. The resource was correct. They use oxygen and release carbon dioxide and water when they are converting the food they make into energy. They do this day and night. Plants also photosynthesise in the day taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. These are 2 different processes. Plants do both.

      , Jun 12th
    • Hi grandgrace,
      Thank you so much for letting us know about this one. I'll get this resource checked right away!

      , Jun 12th
  • I cant open the PowerPoint attached

    , Sep 14th
  • Downloaded the Zip file and it simply doesn't work - won't extract, saying the file is empty.

    , Aug 28th
  • Has anyone else had trouble using this. I have used Planit before but it keeps telling me that it cannot open it. It is telling me that the destination path is too long!!!

    , Jan 21st
    • Hi there ,

      Thanks for commenting! :)

      Could you try downloading and extracting these files to your desktop? This can sometimes help when file names are particularly long!

      I hope this helps, but please don't hesitate to get back in touch if you're still having some trouble! :)

      , Jan 21st
In this lesson children choose and use different criteria to sort a range of living things in a variety of ways.
PlanIt - Science Year 4 - Living Things and Their Habitats Lesson 1: Grouping Living Things Lesson Pack contains:
  • Lesson 1 []
  • #Success Criteria Grids Grouping Living Things [PDF]
  • #Lesson Plan Grouping Living Things [PDF]
  • Activity Sheets []
  • Activity Sheet Grouping Animals Quiz [PDF]
  • Activity Sheet Grouping Animals Extension Editable [DOC]
  • Activity Sheet Grouping Animals Extension [PDF]
  • Activity Sheet Grouping Animals [PDF]
  • Animal Picture Sheet [PDF]
  • #Lesson Presentation Grouping Living Things [PPT]
  • #PlanIt Unit Overview [PDF]
  • #PlanIt User Guide [PDF]

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    • Twinkl updated the Main Version on Jun 13th
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