School Animal Experience
Children in Nursery and Reception at Bottisham Community Primary School have recently had a special visit from the ‘Animal Experience’. They brought a selection of African Animals, including a veiled chameleon, a python, a pygmy hedgehog and a meerkat. After listening to some information about each animal, the children had the opportunity to touch or hold some of the animals, which was a first experience for many of them. “‘Holding the snake was the best bit. It felt hard.” Freddie.
The children were very excited to examine and interact with such unusual creatures. “The meerkat made a big noise” Jacob. “The hedgehog felt like a hairbrush” Kayla. Much of the new vocabulary we had been working on was embedded in this real-life animal encounter. We are very grateful to the Bottisham PTA for funding this experience and helping to bring our ‘Amazing Animals’ topic to life!