Year 2 - Snow leopard Class
Snow leopards are descendants of the wild cat and panther families. It is native to the rugged and snowy highlands of Central Asia. Snow leopards are powerful predators that can kill animals three times their weight. These animals are known to be endangered. Humans have pushed ever further with their livestock into the snow leopard's habitat. Overgrazing damages the fragile mountain grasslands, leaving less food for the wild sheep and goats that are the snow leopard's main prey. Poachers are also hunting them for their beautiful fur. It is estimated that there are 4,500 to 7,500 snow leopards living in the mountains of central Asia. It is believed that 60% of the entire population of snow leopards live in China.
IPC and STEM
This term out topic focus is ‘Earth-Our Home’, which also links in nicely with our science topic ‘Living things and their Habitats’. We will be looking at ways of caring for our world around us. We will be looking at how we can reduce the rubbish that we throw away and how we can do something about this by deciding to recycle, re-use more and pick up litter. We will be finding out about pollution and how it gets into our environment and into those of animals’.
Alongside this we will also be looking at ways that we can help to reduce pollution for example: walking to school or using soaps, washing powders and cleaning liquids that do not harm the environment. We will be researching forests and trees. We will be finding out how the rainforest is home to most of the animals that live on land and how the plants in the rainforest keep our air healthy. Furthermore we will be looking at animals that live in various other habitats on the earth. We will be looking for ways that we can save our forests, so that the animals, plants and humans can live harmoniously on earth without damage and restrain so that all can benefit.