What a busy week we have had! If we met the Gruffalo’s child going out at night into the woods we would be able to tell him all about the animals he might see!
We learned the Nocturnal animal song and even added our own verses about the hedgehog going ‘grunt,’ and the fox screaming, ‘aaarghhhh!’
We made masks for owls, hedgehogs, mice and foxes! In teams we worked really hard to make videos of us telling lots of the facts we had learned aboutÂ nocturnal animals. Miss Teacher was very proud of you all on Friday afternoon when we showed Mrs Spence some of our videos and we were able to tell her all about the ‘WOW’ words we have been learning!
Here are the ‘WOW’ words again, so you can learn them and impress your friends and family at home too!
carnivore – animal that eats meat – like owls and foxes.
insectivore – animal that eats insects – like hedgehogs.
omnivore – animal that eats everything! -like mice.
mammal – an animal that gives birth to live young, which the motherÂ feedsÂ - like the hedgehog…and we are mammals too!(The bat is the only flying mammal.)
hibernate – sleep through the cold weather in the winter. hibernation.
migrate – moves to warmer places when the weather is cold. migration.
aestivate – sleep through very hot weather and drought.
echolocation – how the bat gives out a high pitched sound and listens for the sound to bounce back – to help it find it’s food.
megachiropteran – bat that eats fruit and blossom – uses it’s sense of smell to locate food.
microchiropteran – bat that eats insectsÂ and small animalsÂ - uses echolocation to find food.
nocturnal – awake at night.
Don’t forget to use the links at the side of the page – see how many more facts about nocturnal animals you can learn!Â Have a good weekend, from Miss Teacher.