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Year B Summer 1 - Paws, Claws and Whiskers


Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers...what is 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 eat and where they sleep. Do you know how to look after a rabbit or a snake? Find out how the elephant got his trunk or how the rhino got his leathery skin. Who is a herbivore and who is a carnivore?

After all that work, curl up and take a nap...a cat nap!


We went on a class trip to Stony Fold Farm in Goosnargh to learn how the animals are looked after. 



In art we looked at paintings by Henri Rousseau. We tried to re create his 'Tiger in the jungle' painting using different materials. 

Look at our carnival masks!

In history we found out about zoo's in the past and compared to zoo's now. We looked at old photographs from London Zoo. 

In geography we looked at zoo maps and how keys are used to give important information. We designed our own. 


During music we listened to the piece of music 'Carnival of the animals' by Camille Saint-Saens. We talked about how the music made us feel and which animals we thought were being described.

In English we read the story 'Handa's Surprise'. We compared the setting to our own town and used role play to act out the story. We then used a story map to retell.

In science we found out about the different foods that animals eat. We sorted pictures into each group - Carnivore, Herbivore and Omnivore.