Posts From April, 2016

Classifying animals

We learned that animals can be split into 2 main groups - those with a backbone (vertebrates) and those without a backbone (invertebrates). Vertebrates can be split into 5 main groups - birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. We made a display to show the different groups and which explained what animals within each group have in common.


We learned that animals live in different habitats. We thought about which animals lived in which habitat by playing a sorting game. Then we chose 4 habitats to illustrate. At the end we discussed how animals are adapted to live in different habitats.

We learned how to play golf

Kirsty Spence from Active Schools came to school from Kirkwall, to teach P1-7 some golf skills. It was a lot of fun. 

Carnival of the Animals

In music we have been listening to Saint-Saen's "Carnival of the Animals". He used instruments to create different animals. We listened to some of his compositions and tried to work out how he had created the different effects. Then we all thought of an animal and chose an instrument that we thought could make that sound. Here are our sounds - can you tell what animals they are?



More about animals

We have been playing with and looking after the guinea pigs.

We have been playing in the vets role play area.

We have been enjoying finding out about birds in our bird hide reading area.

We had fun making up our own animal anagrams (although we did find out it is important to check we have the correct spelling to start with!)


Animals topic

This term we are learning about animals. We have been working together to set up some areas in the classroom - a vet, a bird hide and a jungle!

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