Natural History Museum Trip – 16th March 2022

Puddlebridge and Danes classes had a fantastic day out at the Natural History Museum to support our ‘Extreme Earth’ topic. We started the day by exploring the Volcanoes and Earthquakes exhibit where we got to view dramatic film footage, objects melted by lava flows, heat suits and seismographic equipment. We also got to experience an earthquake simulator, showing what it was like during the 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan.

To support Year Five and Six’s learning about fossils, we visited the Fossil Marine Reptiles gallery. Here, we got to see specimens collected by Mary Anning and her brother Joseph in the early 1800s, Jurassic crocodiles, fossils that inspired stories of sea dragons and the skeleton cast of the giant ground sloth!

In the Mammals exhibit, we were amazed when we saw the enormous blue whale, extinct mammoths and giant elk, as well as giraffes, hippos and horses. There was just enough time at the end of the day to explore the dinosaur gallery and marvel at a range of prehistoric giants.

Both classes were a pleasure to take out. We were particularly proud that a member of the public commented on the helpfulness of one of our pupils!