In our science lessons, we've been learning about the different groups animals can be sorted into. We know animals can be sorted into mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish and insects. We took our learning further by looking more closely at the groups to see what the features were in each group, this helped us know which groups to put unknown animals in.
Then Mrs Nadin asked us a question; Are all birds exactly the same? We thought about the statement 'I think all birds have feathers, 2 legs, 2 wings and can fly'.
We looked closely at two different birds, a robin and a penguin and with a talk partner, we wrote down the similarities and differences between the two birds. Using our observations and research in an animal book, we learnt that all birds do have feathers, 2 legs and 2 wings but not all birds can fly.
Next we're going to look at the other animal groups to see if we can identify similarities and differences between animals in those groups.