This resource contains a presentation on what a living thing is and also the life processes. The children are show similarities and difference between plants and animals and then are shown how they can classify these living things according to similarities/difference.
The activity is then to sort the animals using a Carroll diagram and a Venn diagram. Animal picture cards are included in the resource. The worksheet is differentiated. The high ability children must come up with their own way to sort the animals. Low ability students are given heading to help them.
This presentation and worksheet are to be used as an initial lesson for habitats. It explains what a habitat is; and gets children to brainstorm different habitats. They also must begin to think about different animals and plants that live in the various habitats. At the end of this lesson I always give students a large piece of paper and in groups they much draw pictures depicting the habitat. This then is used as the backing paper for my display.