Monday, 12 March 2018

Say hello to our snails!

Last week the children in year 2 found out some exciting news... they were going to get class pets! And not just any old pet, a Giant African Land Snail.

The children spent their week researching these creatures and writing fact-files about them in order to learn how to take care of them. They held class votes to decide on appropriate names and we are pleased to welcome:

Jeff  in Class 7 →

← Spiro Wiggles in Class 8 (Enjoying a late night snack!)

Happy in Class 9 →

Ask your child what they know about these animals, they have learnt some very interesting facts! 

For example, did you know that a snail has a radula? This is a type of tongue that contains thousands of tiny teeth, which act like a conveyor belt when the snail eats. 

The snails have settled in well and are enjoying life at Ridgeway! We'll look forward to sharing more of their adventures and travels soon.

Miss Bailey, Miss Knight and Miss Robinson