Pre-prep discover the Animal Kingdom

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 visited At-Bristol in January to investigate further for their topic, ‘The Animal Kingdom’.

The trip began with a workshop all about animals and their environments. The children looked at the kinds of animals which live in different environments and how they survive. They looked at an exotic market place and some of the items you might find there – everyday items like spices and clothing as well as animal products such as snake skins and elephant tusks. They learned which items are safe to buy and which are illegal or immoral.

Pupils also had time to explore and experiment with some of the 300 interactive science exhibits at At-Bristol; a diverse range which included running on the full size hamster wheel, milking the cow and reading the news and weather in the TV studio.

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Pre-prep have been learning about the animal kingdom in different ways in the classroom. Year 1 have worked on an in-depth study of the hedgehog, using ICT to create a display of images and facts as well making their own hedgehogs out of clay. Reception have studied the range of noises animals make. They brainstormed jungle animal noises and then designed and made instruments to make jungle noises. In the At-Bristol workshop, they were fascinated to have the opportunity to handle jungle artefacts.

A gallery of images can be seen on our Facebook page.

 

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 visited @Bristol on 20th January to investigate and experiment using some of their 300 interactive Science exhibitions. Pre-Prep’s Links topic this term is ‘The Animal Kingdom’, so the trip kicked-off with a workshop all about animals and their environments. The children looked at the kinds of animals which live in different environments and how they survive. They also looked at an exotic market place and some of the items you mind find there – everyday items like spices and clothing and animal products such as snake skins and elephant tusks. They also learned which items are ok to buy and which are illegal or immoral.

 

Some of the children’s favourite exhibitions included running on the full size hamster wheel, milking the cow and reading the news and weather in the TV studio.