REFLECTION- DOG SAFETY
The highlight of the week was getting a visit from Pet Education! Lidya and her Papion Dog taught us some valuable lessons about dog safety. We learnt how to say ‘hello’ to a dog and through visuals could recognise the signs when not to touch e.g. when a dog is eating, sleeping or not with an owner on a lead.
Our motto was No owner, No lead, No touch
Lydia asked the children what is the difference between a dog and a person?
‘Dogs have a tail and we don’t’ said Molly
‘Dogs have whiskers’ said Kayla
‘We have two hands and two feet and dogs have four legs’ commented Conor
Lydia told us the only time we should go near a dog is when the dog is with its owner and the dog needs to have a lead!
The best part was being able to pat Ted the Papion dog; the children had to demonstrate touching Ted in the ‘right’ way. Standing at a distance the children asked the owner ‘May I pat your dog’? If the owner says yes we slowly walk up to the dog with our arm out and fingers curled into a ball to let the dog have a sniff. Then we are able give a gentle pat on the back.
We have been continuing with our experiments using long stemmed white flowers to absorb coloured water. We have learnt fresh water can float on salt water and that eggs sink... but with a little salt the eggs will float to the top! The dragon and fairy eggs are slowly shrinking in the sun and we will be able to watch them expand again by just adding water. Many of the children have linked our absorption experiments with using water in the sandpit, watching water being absorbed into sand and completely disappearing.
We celebrated Wills 5th birthday and enjoyed a delicious chocolate ripple cake
Amy, Tracey, Helen and Fiona