Year 1 enjoyed some exciting design and technology learning this afternoon. They compared differences between animals in England and their Brazilian rainforest equivalents. The pigeon to the toucan, the jaguar to the house cat and the poison dart frog to the common garden frog. They then focused on the special characteristic traits the Brazilian animals had developed in order to survive in the rainforest. For example, the Toucans large beak to keep him cool. Year 1 then demonstrated these characteristics by working collaboratively to create junk models of their favourite animal. They then showed brilliant communication and risk taking skills by actively listening and presenting their models to the class!