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Axolotl: an amazing amphibian
A short discussion topic suitable for year 2 and all of KS2 linking with the topic animals including humans. An axolotl is an amphibian but unlike others, which develop lungs and can take to land, adult axolotls keep their gills and live underwater. They are amazing creatures for scientists to study, as they can regrow their limbs!
This ten-minute activity, linking to speaking and listening, is ideal for use at the beginning of the day or during transition times, such as after lunch. Pupils will be challenged to guess what the image is by answering the questions shown on the first slide of the PowerPoint. This could be done on the whiteboard or through discussion with a partner. Once pupils have finished, click through to the next slide to reveal the answers. This discussion topic is also suitable for year 3, year 4, year 5, P3, P4, P5, P6 and P7.