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This term in Swans class we will be learning about animals. We will be classifying animals into their groups and identifying the features of birds, mammals, fish, insects and reptiles. We will be looking at a range of animal habitats from around the world and will be able to talk about some of the differences between animals who live in cold climates and those that live in hot climates. We will be exploring the world using map skills and identifying the continents and oceans which make up our beautiful Earth. Swans will also be thinking about how we can look after the animals in our local environment and how we can care for our pets. Please see our homework page for some fantastic topic ideas. 

Key Information Recall Facts


Science KIRFS

Amphibians live in the water as babies and on land as they grow older. They have smooth, slimy skin.


Fish live and breathe under water. They have scaly skin, fins to help them swim and they breathe through gills.


All reptiles breathe air. They have scales on their skin.


All birds have a beak, two legs, feathers and wings.


Mammals are animals that breathe air, grow hair or fur and feed on their mother’s milk as a baby. Humans are mammals.


A carnivore is an animal that eats other animals (meat). Herbivores are animals that eat plants. An omnivore is an animal that eats both plants and other animals.


Geography KIRFS

  • A continent is a very large area of land that includes all the islands with it. There are seven continents, Europe, Africa, South America, North America, Antarctica, Australia and Asia
  • An ocean is a large area of sea. There are five oceans in the world: the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Southern Ocean
  • Human features are things made by people including bridges, buildings and roads. Physical features are natural features including caves, rocks, cliffs, forests and mountains.