This half term has been an exciting one for Year 2 children! They have made use of the beautiful weather by sketching different animals and exploring (and creating!) different habitats outside. They have also investigated and debated the question ‘Should we have zoos?’ to help them understand the need for conservation projects and some of the threats to wildlife.
Their visit to Paignton Zoo this week allowed even more learning about camouflage and adaptations of a variety of wild animals too - with an opportunity for hands on exploring of skeletons, fur and even an elephant’s tooth!
Expert animal spotter Ellie commented “I’d like to know what the white owl was saying to us because he was really funny!”. Maxwell added “My favourite animals were the tigers because they were awake and really close!” Joe thought carefully before deciding “My favourite part was seeing the parrots as I found one of their blue feathers on the ground!”
An amazing day was had by everyone and the children even made up a special zoo song to say ‘we think you should come here too!’