Year 2 have started a new spring term science topic looking at humans and animals. Our introduction to this theme involved understanding what is meant by being alive, being dead, and a final category of something that has never been alive.
A sorting activity took place. Pictures of various animals and objects were sorted into one of the three groups. This proved to be more difficult than it first seemed. We had some healthy debate with items such as a cake. The ingredients such as eggs and wheat were once alive!
The final task was for the children to explain their choices. Sentences were written under each category to show how we know if something is alive, dead or has never been alive.
We finished off this introduction to our topic by looking at photos on the whiteboard of examples that could fall into all three categories. An example was a live dog, a stuffed dog and a robotic dog.