Science - 'All Living Things'

This term we will be studying classification and the ordering system devised by Carl Linnaeus.  This work will involve pupils considering the characteristics of a 'living thing' and they will start to group creatures in relation to their appearances, abilities and habitats.

Before too long, we will begin to explore some complex scientific concepts, such as the structure of certain cells and ways in which scientists group organisms (living things) according to the characteristics at a microbiological level. This will help us to answer our final question of the unit: What do I have in common with mould? It may seem ridiculous, but at the first level of classification (Domain), mould and human beings wind up in the same group!