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Reception’s Exciting Trip to Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare

Posted: 23rd May 2013 | Category: EYFS, Reception

The children in Reception were so excited to visit Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare as part of our 'Animals' theme.

Upon arrival we were greeted by Megan, a 90 year old tortoise.  She was more than happy to let us feed her a breakfast of cucumber, lettuce, tomato and dandelion and we learned that the rings on her shell mark her age, much as tree rings do. 

Raystede's Gemma then taught us about the things animals need. 

She used the word SHELF to help us remember:


After exploring the ways animals use their different senses, we were lucky enough to stroke a serene elderly cat and play with four gorgeous eight week old puppies.  It was the highlight of the day! 

It was a thoroughly enriching learning experience and the children enjoyed it immensely. 

Thank you, Raystede!

Miss Hemsley

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