Summer 2 – Year 2 – Visit to Pensthorpe

On Wednesday 19th June, Year 2 went on a trip to Pensthorpe. The children have been learning about habitats and could use their prior learning to answer questions during our trip.

The children took part in a discovery walk to identify different creatures and thought about other creatures that may live there. The identified mini-beasts in the woodland area and some were lucky enough to spot some tiny frogs!! We also discussed the order different animals that might be found at Pensthorpe in a food chain!

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We saw different types of ducks and geese and visited the flamingos and cranes. It was so exciting to see the animals close! We even got the chance to feed some ducks. We had to keep our hands flat so not to get pecked. The children were so brave and enjoyed this so much.

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The children went pond dipping too! The children used identification sheets to identify the different minibeasts and pond creatures. They found many exciting creatures including pond snails, pond skaters and even a newt! We then looked at these creatures under a micro-scope and the children were enraptured by looking at what they had captured.

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In the woodland area the children were able to create some woodland art using twigs, branches, leaves, grass, flowers and even some shells! They created frogs, ducks and cranes to name a few.

We had a brilliant day and learnt lots about the different animals and habitats at Pensthorpe!