We then had a surprise visit from the animal man. He heard that we needed to find out some more information about animals and very kindly brought some animals for us to meet! We learnt all about the different types of animals and got the chance to hold some. Some of us were even brave enough to hold the tarantula, including Miss Paiano! What different types of animals can you spot? Our favourite animal was the barn owl because it had really soft feathers.
We then started to make our bug hotels using old plastic bottles that we had recycled. We filled our bottles with sticks, grass and leaves to make it nice and cosy for the insects to hibernate in. We made sure our bug hotels were packed in tightly to make sure nothing would fall out. Some of us attached string to them so that we could hang them up high. We then went outside to look for good places to place our bug hotels. We hung some up in the trees and others we placed down low in the bushes. Birch class have done an excellent job at making bug hotels this half term. They have worked extra hard and used all of their knowledge to make sure that the insects have a comfortable place to hibernate this winter.