Rumble in the Jungle
The focus of Science Day this time was on the word: innovate and the work took on a mix of science and STEM tasks.
After reading the book: Rumble in the Jungle, we started by looking at some clips of different jungle animals and talked about the differences and adaptations made within family groups. Lions, tigers, jaguars and leopards are all cats but differ slightly. We looked at lots of different family groups.
Next, we moved on to look at camouflage and the role this has. J told us that:” it helps the animals to blend in to keep safe and to creep up on their food”.
We matched some pictures of animal skin/coat patterns to the actual animals and talked about what they might feel like to touch. The children were able to talk about why different creatures have different textures and require different colours or patterns.
After that, the children were asked to imagine that we had discovered some new animals in the jungle. They each had to design a ‘new’ animal. The children had some super ideas and were able to be very creative. They went on to make models of their animals using coloured modelling clay and described the appearance and habits of these new creatures.
The children worked hard and showed some great innovative ideas. Well done Class 1.