We've had a fantastic day in the Giraffes class; finding out about ants and building a home for these tiny creatures. 'Antz' will be our mini topic for the week.
This morning, we started by looking around the school at the ant habitats. Surprisingly we didn't find many.
This children then started to make their ant farm using empty bottles and lots of masking tape. We had to make sure there weren't large holes where the ants could escape from.
Once taped up, soil was added to the bottles...
Then the bottles were ready for the foraging area and for ants to be collected and added.
The children showed some great team work and resilience when making these ant homes.
The rest of the week will be spent learning about ants so that we can write a non-chronological report about them. This should help us to understand our temporary class pet a little better!