Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Reptile Day

Today we have been learning about animal classification. We borrowed some books from the library on mammals, reptiles and amphibians to help us with our research. Following this we categorised our plastic animals into the various groups.
The children made books about what they had found out

in which they drew pictures and wrote simple sentences about the characteristics of each group.

In the afternoon we had a chance to handle some reptiles including a snake, gecko and bearded dragon at a home education workshop.
Feeling the scaly skin.
Each child also had the opportunity to hold a giant snail (molluscs) and an African millipede (arthropod.) Fortunately the adults didn't have to participate!



  1. Oh, wow! My favourite animals are reptiles! I would have loved to have had a 'go' with a gecko!

    Hugs, Sofia xx

  2. Thanks for the insight. I find home ed so interesting and think any parent doing it is doing a fabulous thing. Mich x

  3. What a fun opportunity. I would not be touching but I am sure my kids would enjoy that.

  4. This looks fun! Which workshop was this?


    1. It was The Wild Roadshow. I would definitely recommend them.