- Write the six animals in 3 columns on the board as below. Ask Do eagles and parrots have babies? No, they don’t.
- Encourage the children to say Eagles and parrots lay eggs. Have eagles and parrots got feathers? Yes, they’ve got feathers.
- Write under eagles and parrots eggs and feathers.
- Continue with the other 2 groups of animals.
- Finally, tell the children that the first group are birds, the second group aremammals and the third are reptiles.
eagles tigers snakes
parrots gorillas crocodiles
eggs babies eggs
feathers fur scaly skin
BIRDS MAMMALS REPTILES
Completing Wild Animals: Mammals, reptiles and birds Worksheet 2
- Ask the children to read the definitions in Activity 1 and underline eggs /babies / fur / feathers / scaly skin. Point out the verbs that go with them have babies/ lay eggs.
- Explain Activity 1 by completing the mammals column with the class. Ask the children to fill in the table, then write their own mammal, reptile and bird (they can look them up in a dictionary or do it for homework and ask their science teacher).
Answers: Mammals: tigers/gorillas; Reptiles: crocodiles/snakes; Birds: eagles/parrots.
- Write the following arrows on the board:
- Encourage the children to finish your sentence: Tigers are … (point to the first arrow) mammals!
Tigers have got … (point to the second arrow) fur!
Tigers … (point to the third arrow) have babies!
- Do one or two more animals. Then ask the children to do Activity 2.
Answers: 1. Tigers are mammals. They’ve got fur. They have babies. 2.Crocodiles are reptiles. They’ve got scaly skin. They lay eggs. 3. Eagles arebirds. They’ve got feathers. They lay eggs. 4. Snakes are reptiles. They’ve got scaly skin. They lay eggs. 5. Gorillas are mammals. They’ve got fur. They have babies. 6. Parrots are birds. They’ve got feathers. They lay eggs.
The children can write some more sentences or play guess the animal orally.
Guess the sentence
- Have some sentences from the worksheet ready on strips of card, eg Tigers have babies.
- Hide the sentences in a book and pull the card to show the children the first word:
- Encourage the children to guess the sentence. Then pull the card out of the book and show them the second word: Tigers have
- Finally show them the whole sentence. Once they can see the complete sentence, ask them some concept questions: Tigers have babies. So, are they birds? Are they reptiles? etc.
- The children could write their own sentences and do the activity in groups.