This week Year 2 were lucky enough to go on a very exciting trip to Aylesbury Museum.
Our day was split into two sessions, in the morning we had the opportunity to further our science knowledge by exploring the Materials Gallery. The children worked in small groups to complete a Materials Quiz about wood, clay and fossils. The children were fascinated and horrified by the fact that clay is used in something which they use every day...ask them what it is! After devouring their delicious lunches, (ham was the most popular filling,) we headed over to the Roald Dahl Gallery for a magical fun filled afternoon. The children were able to investigate some of the many areas of science which Roald Dahl included in his stories. The unanimous favourite was being shrunk onto a TV screen just like Mike TV in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Our fantastic guides gave the children a brilliant explanation of how this ‘green screen’ trick worked, demonstrating Mrs Dalby-Smith and Miss Mac with the bodies of ducks and then appearing to be eaten by the enormous crocodile.
This trip has enriched the children's learning in both science and topic. They thoroughly enjoyed it and have already started writing some fantastic recounts in English as a follow up.
In English next week we will be moving on to poetry. The focus will be on sound poems and using alliteration for emphasis.