The children were shown a You Tube of a cat vs a weta.
This was the beginning of our discussion about weta, their habitat, predators, ears, noses, their ability to bite, diet and appearance.
I posed the question "Why should we get rid of cats and rats, to save giant weta?'
The children drew a weta, with as much detail as they could. They used photos for reference. They went on to make a cardboard relief of the weta, then a crayon rubbing.
They added more detail if their rubbing was lacking.
They covered the relief with foil and rubbed Indian ink into the foil, highlighting the relief.
I put a list of suggestions on the board for them to consider, when they presented their work.
Points of interest worth emphasising.
Careful glue application,