It’s true what they say: cheetahs never prosper…

Who can concentrate on food chains when there’s a real-life hunt happening just outside the window, asks Steve Eddison

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Mrs Dynamo is no slouch. She does triathlons for fun and has won the teachers’ race at the last three sports days. She has the raw power of a sprinter, the grace and strength of a gymnast, and a complexion that positively radiates good health. To look at her you would think she’d have no problem catching Macavity. After all, her legs are longer than his entire body.

Today, the children are investigating food chains. It is an activity that involves putting pictures of animals and plants in order of which eats which.

The success criteria include making the arrows point in the right direction, ...

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