Up in a helicopter, rising above the Serengeti National Park! It’s great to have a completely different perspective of the savannah and its animals. The children are learning about new animals and ask to go and look them up so they know what to look for – the hydrax is a tricky one to find… Note taking skills are being used to great effect so far. We recap at the beginning of the session by looking at the previous assignment and the photographs we took. This ensures that no vital facts are missed. The hope is to complete a fact file on some of the animals and a diary entry of their first day ‘on safari’. Positional and directional language has improved due to the fact that other children are helping those using the controls.
‘This is SO cool…’ was the response of a reluctant writer who grabbed a pen and a dictionary (to find out about the animals) and wrote right to the very end!!