Year 1 Invertebrate Detectives 16.3.22

Year 1 Pine class investigated animals and their natural habitats. To begin with we talked about various organisms that could be found in different habitats such as a woodland, a pond and a savannah. We learnt that an organism is a living thing. Then we investigated invertebrates (mini beasts) and their micro habitats. We found out that invertebrates don’t have a backbone and in fact many of them are soft bodied, a shell or have an exoskeleton. We all used our best detective skills to find and identify the invertebrates and micro habitats in our school orchard. We found centipedes, wood lice, spiders, worms and ants. We realised that many of the invertebrates we found preferred the dark, damp and cold micro habitats in the orchard.

After discussing the similarities and differences between a range of animals Pine class sorted a selection of animals into different groups. Fur and not fur. Habitat or salt water or fresh water, on land or both land and water.  Tail and no tails. Pine class then sorted the animals into the scientific categories of mammals, amphibians, birds, fish and reptiles.

During our busy time some children in Pine class decided to sort the animals into their correct habitats. They could explain what a habitat is and quickly matched the animals correctly. Following on from our earlier work Pine class were also able to identify which animals were amphibians and which were mammals.