Year 2 have enjoyed their trips to Hyde Hall in Rettendon. The two days supported all the work we have been doing about woodland and mini-beast habitats.
Each class spent some time in the brand new education building carrying out a range of different tasks. These included planting some cress seeds, making leaf baskets, using magnifying glasses to explore the ‘dead’ table and creating some beautiful leaf rubbings.
During the day the children also worked in teams and were given the challenge of building a nest for a bird. They had to think about all the different things that would make it a suitable habitat for a bird such as a Blackbird or Blue-Tit.
The children made colour book marks with different Autumn colour leaves. We also used some of the natural items to make some lovely art work.
In between all these wonderful tasks wemanaged to squeeze in a spot of lunch! Yum
The children excelled themselves whilst visiting Hyde Hall and were praised by the staff for their excellent behaviour as well as how enthusiastic they were with their learning. They should be very proud of themselves!