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Jungle Jonathan

The Year 5 and 6 children had a really wild time today with a visit from Jungle Jonathan. The children met Spinderella the tarantula and her baby, Twiglet and Jade the stick insects, Mrs Noah the Snake and Mr Whippy the Tailless Whip Scorpion (as seen in Harry Potter - The Goblet of Fire). Did you know that tarantulas have an exoskeleton which they shed each year? So if you find a 'dead spider' in your house, that's probably its exoskeleton which means that a much bigger version of the spider is now roaming around your house! 

Take a look at the pictures to see how brave the children (and adults) were holding some of the critters...