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Paws, Claws and Whiskers


Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers. What’s your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers? From pets at home to animals in the zoo, let’s find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep. Do you know how to look after a rabbit? A cat? Or even a snake? Find out how the elephant got his trunk and how the rhinoceros got his leathery skin. Perhaps you know how the dog got his waggy tail? Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Who is a herbivore and who is a carnivore? 



Collage Animals


This week we used the patterns on our animal photographs to look at colour, shape and texture.  After observing the patterns and colour closely,  we tried to recreate the patterns using different textures.  

Animal Patterns

We looked carefully at the patterns we could see on different animals.  We then tried hard to recreate the patterns using colour, lines and patterns.


We looked at aerial photographs and maps of different zoos and wildlife parks.  Our challenge was then to create our own map of a zoo.  



We started our topic by sharing pictures of our pets at home.  We asked each other questions about them and listened carefully to the answers.  We also talked about our 'dream pet'!  Some children wanted a puppy or a kitten whilst others were more adventurous and wanted a reindeer or a unicorn!

Mrs Smith brought her pet hamster to school for the day.  We noticed how he slept a lot and learnt that he is a nocturnal animal.  During the afternoon we all had a closer look at Stitch the hamster and found out about what he eats, how he exercises and what he needs in his cage to keep him healthy.