5M’s trip to Manchester Museum

Year 5 took a trip to Manchester Museum where we learnt how to become creative curators! We learnt about how museums group animals and we practised our curative skills – looking, connecting and discussing.
We enjoyed looking at some of the taxidermy animals up close, learning about how it is done and had a go at creating our own museum! Then we got to explore the museum. There was lots of interesting information in the vivarium. They had live poison dart frogs and plenty of information about our topic – The Rainforest!
Unfortunately we had to cut our trip short and got caught in the rain on the way back though, but despite the weather, we had the best day!

Year 1 Visit to Heaton Park

On Monday Year 1 went on a great walk to Heaton Park as we are learning about our local area in Geography. The children used their maps to locate where we were and naviagte to different places in the park. We were lucky enough to be invited into the Tram Museum, where we learned lots of history about trams in Manchester, which was so interesting. The children were able to identify human and physical features of the park and they even enjoyed a good play on the play park.

Well done Year 1!

Year 2 Geography

In Year 2, the children are learning that a compass is a navigational instrument which shows us directions (North, South, East and West). The children put their knowledge of compass directions to the test by exploring key landmarks in our playground. In addition, the children labelled the compass points using a word bank and used their knowledge of directional language to plan a route to Heaton Hall.