Resource ID 105111

Upper KS2 Science

Living things and their habitats
"Classification Challenge!"
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Title
"Classification Challenge!"
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105111 - Upper KS2 Low Ability [THIS DOCUMENT]

105112 - Upper KS2 High Ability


Students will observe plants and animals in the Robin Hill habitat and will identify key features and physical characteristics. Students will then group these organisms into the most appropriate group identified on their worksheet.

Contextual Summary

This resource links to the National Curriculum for Science, (recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways; classification). This on-site science activity enables students to work scientifically in observing and grouping living things (animals and plants) at Robin Hill Country Park. This resource engages students with specific elements of their visit, linking their learning to the curriculum; they will gain knowledge from their general engagement with the natural environment at Robin Hill and practise their scientific skills, identifying types of animal and plant and grouping them as appropriate based on certain characteristics.

Key Skills Practised
  • Students will describe how living things are classified that include animals and plants
  • They should be able to use commonly observed characteristics based on similarities and differences to classify organisms found
Learning Opportunities


Students should have had some previous discussions about classification and grouping of living organisms

Learning Outcomes

Students recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. Students name a variety of things that can be found in the local and wider environment. Students will be able to perform simple classification of plants and animals based on observations.

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