is the ability to distinguish objects and images by some common quality
or characteristic. It is important for children to acquire this skill
in order to understand that objects can be grouped according to shared
features and uses. By identifying similarities and differences, and
making direct comparisons, a pupil will begin to classify and give
reasons for their decisions.
ability to sort is fundamental to core curriculum subjects. To be
able to distinguish between numbers, symbols and letters is essential
to the early development of numeracy and literacy skills. Science
also relies very much on the ability to be able to classify objects
according to their properties and uses. The four activities in Sorting
Skills encourage pupils to practise and refine these vital skills.