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? When a gaggle of mysterious animals arrive at the local zoo, it’s up to us to take care of them. Feed them, clean them and discover their daily needs. After all that work, curl up and take a cat nap!
We will start our topic off by looking at our own pets!
It was fantastic to have an afternoon of speaking and listening. So many children were keen to talk to us about their pets!
Even Mrs Smith brought in her pet Hamster called Stitch! It was great fun asking Mrs Smith lots of questions about how to look after her pet!
In Art we looked at animal patterns. We then used our observational skills to try and copy the shapes and lines within the patterns using pencils and wax crayons.
Following on from last weeks art lesson we looked using a variety of materials to add texture to our animal patterns.
This week we looked at a variety of maps from different zoos and then created our own using a simple key.