Hodder House celebrates the life of St Francis
Hodder House celebrated the feast day of their patron saint St Francis of Assisi this week, by finding out about his special friends – animals. All the children brought in a toy animal and were set a task to discover some facts about whichever animal they chose. The children loved sharing the animal facts they had learnt, discovering, for example, that hippos can open their mouths really wide and have their babies under water, and that bears are omnivores. Fr Peter Willcocks visited to tell the children all about St Francis of Assisi and the children learnt St Francis’ famous prayer, ‘Make me a channel of your peace’. After a special lunch the children completed their celebrations with a special cake!
Alicia: 'We get sausages and bacon from pigs'. Phoebe: 'Polar bears live in the Arctic'. India: 'Dogs eat bones'. Katie: 'Hippos can open their mouths really wide. They have babies under water'. Isla: 'Monkeys eat nuts and climb trees'.
Harry: 'I have a frog; they are different to toads because they need to live near ponds and toads don't. Frogs are cold blooded'. Arlo: 'I have a polar bear - they eat blubber and seals are their favourite food.' Isabel: ' I have a horse; it likes to eat carrots and apples. I need to groom him and pick mud out of his heals'. Bertie: 'I have a frog it is an amphibian'. Archie: 'I have a bear; it lives in a cave'.
Sofia: 'Rabbits eat grass. Isabella – Chimpanzees are from South America'. Georgia: 'Hedgehogs have lots of spikes and eat worms and caterpillars'. Alicia Mae: 'Rabbits eat carrots'.
Thomas: 'Elephants are the heaviest animals'. Teddy: 'A frog can breathe under water.' Joe: 'Bears eat cherries and salmon'. Samson: 'Bears are omnivores. They can walk on four legs but they can walk on two legs too'. Daniel: 'Lions live in Africa'.
Jim: 'I have a giant panda; it comes from china and it eats bamboo'. Oliver: 'I have a Dalmatian - it lives in a kennel and it comes from Croatia. When it is born it is just white'. Jasmine: 'I have a reindeer; it is a vegetarian and it is very good at swimming and can run fast'. Emily: 'I have a dog; my dog sleeps in a cage'. Gabriella: ' I have a camel; it has fat in its hump and they have one or two humps'.
Eden: ' I have a husky; It lives in the north pole'. Nancy B: 'I have a dog; it eats dog biscuits and it needs water to drink'. Scarlett: 'I have a dog; it eats slugs and worms and it has 1000 spikes'. Megan: 'I have a bunny rabbit; they live in burrows'.
Ella : 'Tigers eat buffalo and deer'. Elley: 'Giraffes reach high up into the trees with his long neck'. John: 'Huskies pull a sledge'. William: 'Dogs are good at finding things by smelling'. Mark : 'Monkeys eat bananas'.
Fin: 'I have a red panda; they don't like being in the cold and they eat leaves'. James: 'I have a leopard; in 3 seconds a cheetah can run 60 miles an hour. They run in herds'. Nancy L : 'I have a koala; they sleep 16 hours a day and they eat eucalyptus leaves'. Tillie: 'I have a snake; it has loads of bones and it stretches when it eats'.
Hugo: 'Monkeys scream'. Alex: 'Meerkats eat spiders'.