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As you know, we have animal names for our classes. But do you know why I chose a Jaguar to represent our class?  Here are a few facts which you may or may not know about a JAGUAR…

It has markings called rosettes...

It mainly is active during dawn and dusk...

It is a top predator....

It lives in Central and South America...

It is an animal the Mayans thought possessed special strength and power....

 

Now, I chose this animal because I think it symbolises many attributes which are very important and valuable.

Strength - it is powerful and strong. Strength is something we all need. We need to learn to be resilient. We need to be strong in making decisions and acting to do the right thing, even if that is hard.

Independence - the Jaguar is hugely independent creature and learns skills to help it survive as an apex predator.

Protective - Jaguar mothers are hugely protective mothers and take great care over their cubs, teaching them how to look after themselves.

Playful - Jaguar mother's love playing with their cubs. They have 1 - 4 cubs in a litter and the cubs play too, learning many life skills through these interactions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChvvHsAW-8M

Adaptable - Jaguars are incredible at adapting to their environment and can survive not just in the rainforest but in the Savanah, scrub land and even for short periods of time, in a desert!

Amazing! Jaguars are full of surprises! They are one of the two big cats who likes water. (A Tiger is the other one). However, did you know that Jaguars can become excellent underwater swimmers and can hunt for fish and other meals underwater?

Have a watch of this clip and you will see why they are just amazing animals.  This is one of my most favourite animals clips ever! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z6GRuPfaQk

 

So what do you think? How does 'Jaguar Class' sound? Grrrrrrr......

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