World Penguin Day is celebrated on the 25th April each year and we have enjoyed learning about Penguins this week. ( Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things Development Matters, 2021).
Tied in with our learning about sleep we learnt some very interesting facts about penguins. Did you know, penguins take short naps during the day and evening instead of sleeping for many hours at night? They have the unique ability to sleep while standing up or while in the water! Sometimes they sleep with their bills tucked under their wings.
We watched a programme all about Penguins in the Falkland Islands and what is being done to help them thrive.
Planet defenders Erin and The penguins CBBC. Series 1:2 www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000tq2z via @
Can you answer these questions having watched the programme?
1. How many types of penguin are in the Falkland Islands?
2. What do penguins eat?
3. Usually how many eggs do they lay?
4. Where do they lay their eggs?
5. What do they build their nests with?
6. How do the penguins in the film get up cliffs?
7. What type of penguin are they?
8. What can be very harmful for penguins? Why?
The children have also enjoyed drawing and making penguins this week:
Lastly here is a fun song all about why penguins don’t get cold feet:
Maybe sing it together at home!