On the 26th of April we had some very interesting visitors to our lesson. We have been researching Reptiles and Arachnids in order to create Animal Fact Files suitable for 7-10 year olds. As part of our project Mr Upward encouraged us to book a visit from a company called Snakes Alive.
This was a really enjoyable learning experience as we developed many skills ranging from making a formal online booking to extending literacy skills such as writing for a specific target audience, identifying and summarising facts and presenting information.
We all felt that our work came to life when the animals visited us because we were able to hold and meet the subjects of our research. Researching the reptiles and arachnids before the visit was positive because we were able to ask the presenter, Pete more in depth questions about the animals and enhance our knowledge of them.
We met some terrifying creatures such as a Chilean Rose Tarantula and an 11ft 5st “baby” Boa Constrictor called Molly!
It was not an average lesson!!