In Nursery we have been focusing on Pets. We had a visit from a local charity called PAWs (Pennine Animal Welfare Society). They taught us all about how to look after our pets and what pets need to be happy. We got to stroke the dogs, called Dorris and Jack, and feed them a treat each.
We read a wide range of texts including: Oi dog, How to be a Vet, The Zoo Vet and Penguin. We used these books as a basis for our play based experiences inside and outside. We got to: make animal faces; printed animals using 2D shapes; weigh animals to compare their weights; building kennels in construction and washing out pets in our outdoor pet wash.
We also had some very special pets of our own to look after. We got a very own caterpillars. We watched them develop into beautiful butterflies and talked about the changes we saw.