In year 4, I used this idea to assess children’s learning in our habitats topic.
The children were asked to design and label their own animal thinking about how it is adapted to live in its environment, diet, camouflage etc. It was a great way to assess children’s knowledge and understanding of the associated vocabulary.
They loved doing such an open-ended task and using their imaginations. The children could also make their animals from clay and present them to the class.
The Switcheroo Zoo site may be a useful resource for this activity.