In Term 2, the Year 1 and 2 classes began to explore Information Reports, and in Week 6 they were ready to begin a Talk 4 Writing Unit exploring how to write an information reports about animals. Quite, coincidentally Perth Zoo decided, that with the Zoos recent lack of visitors, they needed to allow the animals some mental stimulation. Over the long weekend, they asked permission to bring a Panda on a tour of North Perth Primary School. We of course welcomed the Panda to our beautiful school.
The Panda had an extensive tour of the school, visiting a range of classrooms, going up to the office, and searching the Secret Playground for bamboo. The Zoo Keepers have informed us that while the Panda thoroughly enjoyed the outing, it was disappointed by our woeful lack of bamboo shoots on the school grounds.

Over the rest of the term, students in Year 1 and 2, are going to analyse the features of an information report, using one that was provided to us about the Panda Bear. We will then use this knowledge to innovate our own Information Reports about an animal of our choice.

I know I can’t wait to see what creative ideas the children come up with.