Year 2 Visit to The London Wetland Centre

On Wednesday 25th September, Year 2 travelled to Barnes to visit the London Wetland Centre as part of their Science topic on habitats. We got through London in great time and were greeted by a member of staff. We were given a safety briefing and told how to care for the animals we came across that day. Everyone was smiling despite the weather and the sun even came out for us too!

During the day, we all had the chance to take part in a variety of different activities and workshops. The boys took part in a bird watching workshop where they were taught how to use and focus binoculars. They were shown how to observe small differences in bird markings and feather pattern. They then worked in teams to locate and identify as many different bird species as they could. Some boys spotted a heron and some even spotted a rare Egyptian goose!

Another workshop the boys took part in was pond dipping. The boys worked excellently in teams to carefully net and identify mini-beasts. They then got an up-close view of the creatures which they analysed carefully, answering questions on the creatures they had found. However, despite all these exciting activities the stars of our visit were the otters. The boys were all mesmerised by the pair of playing otters, swimming around and chasing each other.

The boys and staff had a brilliant day. It was great to spend so much time outdoors and see animals in their natural habitats.

Many thanks to all the parent helpers who accompanied us and helped to make the trip a huge success, your continued support is very much appreciated.

Miss Hemmings