Y6 Different Types of Skeleton

Pupils learn that animals can be grouped according to their skeletons and that there are three types of skeleton. They learn that these skeletons are called endoskeletons, exoskeletons and hydrostatic skeletons.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals
  • NaG - pupils should classify animals into vertebrates (reptiles, fish, amphibians, birds and mammals) and commonly found invertebrates (e.g. insects, spiders, snails, worms); discuss reasons why living things are placed in one group and not another

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