A super fun lesson, learning about classification keys through sweets.


Dreading a dull lesson on how to create a classification key? Look no further because here your children will be super engaged by creating a classification key for different types of sweets!


An activity to allow children to try classify animals in pairs.


An editable Power Point which explains:

  • What ‘classifying’ is.
  • How to create your first question for a key.
  • How to use a classification key.
  • Allows children to work collaboratively by encouraging them to engage in ‘partner talk’.

It encourages them to JUSTIFY their choice of groups. Heightening their reasoning skills is very important, especially in Science.

I completed this lesson this week as an introduction to classification keys. Next week we will be classifying vertebrates and invertebrates.

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