Explain that there are about 9 million different living things on Earth and discuss why is it useful to classify them to aid identification. Make children aware of the importance of careful observations of living things. Look at recently discovered species.
Living Things: National Stem Centre
Website This list consists of lesson plans, activities and video clips to support the teaching of all living things in Year Six. It contains tips on using the resources, suggestions for further use and background subject knowledge. Possible misconceptions are highlighted so that teachers may plan lessons to facilitate correct conceptual understanding.
Resource This worksheet sets pupils four tasks based on how both vertebrates and invertebrates are classified into taxonomic groups. It involves a mixture of answering questions, sorting statements and researching.
Lesson TES: Simple set of cards showing a number of animals from each of the main vertebrate groups. For differentiation, it is possible to print a reverse to each card showing the main features of each animal to allow quick classification