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Year 3 Trip to Natural History Museum

Year 3 Trip to the Natural History Museum


On Thursday February 27th year 3 had a very successful and enjoyable day out at the Natural History museum.  This coincided with the children’s science topic, rocks and soils.  On the morning of the trip 60 very excited children made their way to the tube station for the first adventure of the day, a ride on the underground.  Before long we arrived at the stunning Natural History Museum building and the children were ushered inside by their group leaders.  First stop was the reception to check in and drop off our coats and bags.
The children then had the opportunity to do some exploring with their group before returning to participate in a very hands on session in the investigation room.  The children used microscopes and magnifying glasses to carry out all sorts of investigations on rocks, soils and many different types of little and not so little animals.
After their investigation experience the children again had the chance to explore the many areas of the museum.  They got to feel what it would be like to be in a real live earthquake, to travel in to the centre of the earth and buy a gift for themselves in the gift shop.  The highlight of the day for many of the children was a trip to the dinosaur exhibit, especially getting the opportunity to see the ‘real’ T-Rex, to hear him roar and shake his head.
By the end of the day a very weary group of children were more than ready to make their way back to the tube station to catch a train back to school.  The children chatted excitedly about the different experiences they had had on the day.  Overall it was a hugely successful trip, where once again, the children behaved beautifully throughout the day and made their teachers very proud.    
A very big thank you to the teachers and staff who helped to make this trip so rewarding and educational and helped us to bring the children’s learning to life.