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This half term our Christian Value is FRIENDSHIP and our Skill for Life is COLLABORATION.


We are a happy, family school with strong Christian values. We all work together to promote a love of learning where children succeed and reach their full potential. We hope you enjoy your visit.Hanley Swan Primary School is part of the Hanley and Upton Educational Trust


Over the past few weeks we have been grouping and classifying living things. I would like to introduce to the man who created these groups. His name is Carl Linnaeus. Watch the clip below and find out all about his system of taxonomy.

The work of Carl Linnaeus

Firstly, find the scientific names given to your favourite organisms? Choose at least ten.

eg. giraffes are Giraffa, Blue whales are Balaenoptera musculus

Secondly, create your own imaginary creature. Draw a diagram labeling its features and explaining which group they would best fit into. Mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians or fish? Molluscs, annelids, insects, arachnids, myriapods or crustaceans?

I have attached an example.