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Hi, everyone.

Welcome to today's science lesson.

I miss Harris and today we are going to be learning about which animal families are vertebrates.

Now, before we get started, I would like you to look at my background.

I've go a habitat called wild flowers.

This is a place where some animals live.

At the end of the lesson, I would like you to tell me one living thing, which lives amongst wild flowers.

Is that okay? You might already have an animal in your head, but you can keep it there to the end of the lesson, okay? Now we are going to be learning about what vertebrates are.

We're going to recap.

We are going to look at what amphibians are, what fish are, what reptiles are, and lastly, our end of lesson quiz.

For today's lesson, you will need an exercise book or a piece of paper, a pencil, a coloured pen or pencil and most important, you will need your brain.

If you need to get any of these things, you can pause the video now and go and get them.

Well done.

So let's do our star words.

These are the important words we need to practise.

Are you ready? So my turn, then your turn.

Living, fish, vertebrates, invertebrates, gills, reptile, amphibian, well done.

Now, we're at my favourite part of every lesson.

I'm going to describe an animal and I would like you to find it.

Are you ready? Let's get that brain nice and warmed up.

Can you find this animal? This animal has got a white body and a green head.

It has a long beak.

It has orange webbed feet to help us swim and it can fly.

You might find this animal on top of a pond, swimming around or lake and the sound it makes is a quacking noise.

Which animal is Mrs. Harris describing? Can you point to it on the screen? Ready? three, two, one.

Is a duck.

Well done, did you get that one right? Great.

Now let's learn about vertebrates.

Let's recap.

Can you use your finger to follow the definition? So vertebrates are animals which have a backbone inside their body.

So if you put your hands on the back of your neck, like we did last time, lean forward, put your chin on your chest and feel down the back.

You will feel some little bumps.

Can you feel them? That's your spine.

That's your backbone.

And all vertebrates have a backbone.

And these animals include fish amphibians, birds and mammals.

So let's just check.

Vertebrates are animals which have a backbone inside of their body.

The major animal families are fish, amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles.

Today, we are learning about vertebrates and we are looking at these three categories here.

Sorry, these three animal families, fish, amphibians and reptiles, okay? Here's our pause point.

What do vertebrates have? They have a what? Pause the video and press play when you've found the answer.

Vertebrates have a back bone, well done.

So let's learn about amphibians.

Amphibians are able to survive in water and in air.

So here, I've got a little picture of a frog.

Frogs can breathe under the water and they can breathe air as well, so they can do both.

They are, oh, sorry gone too far.

They are able to breathe through their skin, how clever is that? So there's a picture of a frog.

Amphibians lay eggs without shells.

So that means that unlike maybe a chicken's egg, they've got the hard shell around the outside to protect them.

Whereas amphibians, they lay what looks like this.

This is frog spawn where inside kind of a big mesh of jelly.

The little amphibian will grow inside that jelly.

So it looks like this.

This is frog spawn here.

So let's write and draw some pictures to remember some facts about amphibians.

So they can survive in water and in air, they breathe through their skin and they lay eggs without a shell.

Can you pause the video and write, sorry, draw and write some facts about amphibians? Well done.

So let's look at some pictures of some amphibians.

So we have got a frog and a toad, which is a bit like a frog.

They're really big and they make a really, really deep ribbit sound.

And then we've got a newt.

Can you draw two amphibians.

Great job.

Now let's learn about fish.

Can you use your finger to follow the words? So fish are types of animals which live under water.

They live under the water.

And you can see here, lots of tiny little clown fish.

Can you follow with your finger again? Fish have special organs called gills, which help them to breathe under the water.

So here are two pictures.

We've got a shark and a goldfish.

Can you see where the arrow is pointing? There are some like little like ridges down the side of these animals.

Those are their gills.

Now they help, they're special organs that help these animals breathe under the water, okay? What are they called? Gills, well done.

Here's our pause point.

Where do fish live? Where do fish live? They live under the water, well done.

Now, I would like you to write two facts about fish by filling in the gaps.

So sentence number one says fish live under the ______.

And this one down here.

Fish have ______ to help them ______ under the water.

What do they do? Pause the video, write those sentences down filling in the gaps.

Great work.

Let's check our answers now.

So pick up your colours, pen or pencil, and I would like you to tick or fix it.

If you've got the right answer tick it, if you've got the wrong answer, you're going to put your neat line through it and write it above.

Fish live under the water.

Fish have gills to help them breathe under the water.

Well done.

So, here we have got a sturgeon fish, or you might call them a blue tang.

This fish has got gills.

You can see down the side of it's almost like it's face.

It's got fins to help them swim.

They're almost like the fish's arms. And it's got a big tail to help push it so it swims like this, help it push the fish through the water.

I would like you now to draw a picture of this fish and label its body parts using these words at the bottom.

Pause the video and do that now.

Great work.

Lets check, so we've got gills, fins and a tail.

Did you get those right? Well done.

Now let's learn about reptiles.

So reptiles are animals which have cold blood, dry scaly skin.

And breath with lungs like humans.

So let's take a closer look.

A reptile is a cold blooded animal which has dry scaly skin.

Oops, sorry, you can't see me now.

Though they've got dry scaly skin.

So here I've got it's a snake skin and a crocodile closeup.

So it's dry and scaly their skin.

And they're cold-blooded.

Reptiles breathe with lungs just like humans, just like we do.

Now, here is a picture of a reptile.

This is a lizard.

In a moment, I'm going to ask you to draw a picture of a reptile and write some key words to describe it's skin.

Here's what mine looks like.

Dry, scaly, and I've also added an extra fact that they breathe with lungs.

I want you to choose a picture here of a reptile and I would like you to draw and label its skin, okay? Is that all right? So choose one, draw and label it's skin.

Pause the video now and complete that question.

Well done.

You're working so hard, great job.

So, so far, we have learned about three animal families, which are invertebrates.

So we've learned about crustaceans, arachnids and insects.

Then today we have learned about fish, amphibians and reptiles.

Can you guess what we're to learn about in our next lesson? Mammals and birds, well done.

We're going to learn about mammals and birds in our next lesson.

It's time now to complete your end of lesson quiz, where you can show off everything that you have learned today.

You've worked so hard and you always work really hard.

And I'm really proud of you.

Give your self a pat on the back, well done.

Now, can you tell me one animal which lives amongst the wild flowers? So you might have said, oh yes, that's a good one.

So I think an animal that lives in wildflowers are insects.

Like lady bird, or beetles or ants live in the wild flowers as well.

Did you have something different? Fantastic.

Now, thank you so much for working so hard and I will see you next time.