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LC: To identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

Today’s learning.

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First let's learn what a vertebrate and an invertebrate are?


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Animals can be classified as either vertebrates or invertebrates.


Invertebrates are animals that don't have a backbone. Some have soft bodies, like worms, slugs and jellyfish. Other invertebrates, like insects, spiders and crustaceans, have a hard outer casing called an exoskeleton. This protects their body a bit like a suit of armour.


Vertebrates have a backbone inside their body. They include mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles.

Sorting animals.


Using Seesaw or in your blue book.


Sort out the animals below into vertebrates and invertebrates.