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Nursery, Reception and Year 1 visit Whipsnade – June 2017

Nursery, Reception and Year 1 all enjoyed their school trip to Whipsnade which linked in to their learning about animals. The Reception and Nursery children watched the sea lions with envy as it turned out to be one of the hottest days for many years! Only the bravest animals showed their faces! Nevertheless, we had a lovely long lunch in the shade, and the children were a credit to our school.

Nursery enjoyed the fantastic bird show, saw the sealions splashing (who were fascinated by the fidget spinner) and learnt lots about giraffes during the giraffe talk including giraffes can clean their noses with their black tongue and have 7 bones in their neck.

Year 1 researched their favourite African animals and saw lions, zebra, hippos, giraffe, ostrich, gazelle, monkeys and many more! They enjoyed a special talk about flamingos where they had a go standing and moving like a flamingo and learnt why they are pink! They were also lucky enough to have a special session about animal colour and camouflage where they could handle lots of skeletons and skins to work out where different animals might live. They even got to touch a snake (everyone had a go, even Mrs Wortley-Taylor!). They had a fantastic day out and learnt lots about their chosen animals and have been busy writing fact files on their favourite animals so please come to Open Evening to read them.

Thank you to all of the parents and carers who supported the staff and children on this trip.