Update for parents: Project work: Science: Living Things

Eyes Of A Night Owl
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We are doing a lot of project work.

We began by doing projects on the owl.

This was because we were reading

‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson.

We followed up be doing projects on animals

we met in another book by the same author

‘The Aardvark Who Wasn’t Sure’.

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We learn that aardvark means ‘earth pig’

and they like to eat termites.

We learnt about nocturnal and diurnal animals.

We learnt about their habitats.

For example aardvarks live in the veldt in Africa.

We learnt whether they were herbivores,

carnivores, insectivores or omnivores.

Three Toed Sloth
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Another day we were learning how to write riddles.

We saw this one online;

‘I live in the canopy.

I rarely touch the forest floor.

I hang upside down all day.

I move as slow as a tortoise.

My hair is brown and green.

I eat tree leaves.

Who am I?

Can you guess the answer.

It is a sloth.

We became so interested in them

we ended up doing a project

about these fascinating animals too.

They are a greenish brown because

they are so slow moving a green algae

grows on their fur.

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