Year 1 and 2
Paws, Claws and Whiskers
Big cats, small rats, tiny fleas and buzzing bees!
This half term, we’re going to discover that animals come in all shapes and sizes! We will look at various animals from around the world and ask and answer questions about them, we will share information about the pets we have at home and write animal information booklets.
We will be reading “One day on our blue planet… in the savannah” by Ella Bailey and basing our writing around this book.
We’ll study animal artwork, draw detailed animal pictures to capture their special features and make collages, sculptures and prints. Famous animal fables will make us laugh, and we will have fun reading them aloud.
In Science, we’ll spot similarities and differences between animals, look at different habitats around the world and investigate camouflage.
At the end of our project, we’ll share our work with you! More details will follow regarding dates and times for our celebrations.
Help your child prepare for their project Animals are amazing! Why not take photos of a favourite pet together and describe their habits, likes and dislikes? You could also put bird food in the garden and visit a local park or nature reserve for a spot of bird watching. Make a note of their markings and features then use a simple spotting book or app to identify different species. Alternatively, visiting the local pet shop or petting zoo would allow you to observe a wide range of different animals.
We would like you to create an animal model using materials of your choice. This should be brought into school no later than June 5th.