We also explored adult animals and their offspring in our science focus. Looking at pictures of baby animals and trying to guess what the adult animal would look like and why. Then we matched a selection of pictures together and wrote short captions to explain the pictures and how they were related.
For a very special piece of writing, and building on some creative art drawings we had been exploring, the children got to make their own fantastical, wacky animal using a combination of animal body parts from different animals! Have you ever wondered what a 'duckephant' looks like? (A cross between an elephant and a duck.) Or a 'Rhiger'? (A cross between a rhino and a tiger.) The children got really excited to write a quick information sheet about the features and habbits of these fictional creatures.