Wild Action came to visit!
This Tuesday ‘Wild action’ came to visit. Megan the presenter was very engaging and seemed very knowledgeable about all the reptiles and Australian animals which came to visit. We all sat in a semi-circle in anticipation of what we were going to see. A ‘frilled neck lizard’, ‘A laughing kookaburra’, ‘Terrace the turtle’, ‘Freddo the frog’, ‘Black headed python, ‘baby salt water crocodile’,’ Woyley the marsupial’ and Matilda the Koala. We were lucky enough to get up close and personal and touch the different textured skins and furs of all the animals. It can be a little intimidating when you see a large snake or crocodile and we all thought all the children were very brave. Megan also extended our knowledge about what the animals eat, their habitats, physical characteristics and what they do.
What is called when animals are awake at night and sleep during the day? Asked Megan ‘They are nocturnal’ said Lucy
‘Reptiles are cold blooded’ said Jordan
‘What is it called when an animal hides in an environment which is the same colours as its body?’ asked Megan. ‘It’s called camouflage’ said Roan.
We learnt a lot in only one hour and continue to discuss what we saw and learnt in group discussions. All the photos will be on display where the children had frogs on their heads, snakes around their necks and kookaburras laughing on their arms. What a fun-filled morning which we all really enjoyed!!
Our space projects have taken off and the children are exploring all the new activities set-up in the room. The space rocket is very popular, along with the silver mats and cylinder foils in the block corner which enhances construction and play. We are already seeing rockets with fire and circle planets made on the craft table, the recycled materials brought in my families are still being used in many different ways. The book corner has a wide variety literature on space, our favourite so far is ‘Little star’ and ‘To the moon and back’.
The children have requested to do Pyjama Day! Which we will organise for the end of term
Amy, Tracey, Helen and Fiona
Extended Hours Educators