We had a fantastic time on our trip to Blackpool Zoo on Thursday 19th April. The weather was beautiful and sunny so all of the animals were outside in their enclosures.
We saw lots of interesting animals including some that we hadn't heard of before. Each group had a map and the children helped the adult leading their group to find their way around the zoo.
We also participated in a workshop with two zookeepers called Sam and Emma. They told us all about animals that live in hot and cold places. They were very impressed that we knew all about the continents from around the world. They showed us some interesting artefacts including reindeer antlers, an arctic fox fur, snake skin and camel fur. The children also got to meet Puffy the bearded dragon.
As it was so sunny we went to watch the sea lion show at lunchtime. Lots of seagulls kept flying over our heads and unfortunately one of them stole Mrs Houlding's sandwich! This made all of us laugh because it reminded us of the seagulls from The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch story that we are reading in English.
The children behaved wonderfully and the next day we enjoyed looking at all of the photographs we had taken and wrote some lovely recounts of our visit.
Year 1 had a super time on their visit to Haigh Hall with Reception and Year 2. Our first activity was orienteering. We were given a map with flags to hunt for and set off into the woods with our groups. Next we had a go at archery and used the skills we learnt in Special Interest Week to aim for the targets.
We ate our lunch outside in the sunny weather. After lunch we went back into the woods and learnt about bushcraft. Each group collected sticks and made a fire. It was very exciting because we were racing against each other to be the first group to get our fires lit!
At the end of the day we learnt about making dens and shelters. We had a fantastic day!