A visit from Dartmoor Zoo

Elizabeth ButcherSchool News

Dartmoor Zoo visit Year 1

In Year 1, we have been learning about animals and on Thursday, Dartmoor Zoo came to visit us! They brought some of their animals for us to meet. There was a Bearded Dragon called Elliot, a jungle nymph, a corn snake called Kellogs and Shelly the tortoise.
We were able to make close observations of the animals, hold them, touch them and ask lots of questions about them!
We talked about how we can classify animals in different ways;

· If they have hair or fur, feathers or scales

· By where they live

· What they eat

Dartmoor Zoo also showed us some different feathers and animal skins and we talked about what the animals used them for and why they looked the way that they did.
We had such a great time and are very thankful for our School Association who funded this opportunity for us.