We’ve had a busy start to the year and our children have been out of the classroom, learning and exploring on school trips.
Year 6 took part in an evolution workshop at the Natural History Museum. In addition, as part of their post 11+ fun activities they visited the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. The stunning photos prompted much discussion, particularly in relation to the photojournalism section which documents man’s negative impact on wildlife!
Year 1 went to Wandsworth Library. They looked at different maps, including one from 280 years ago and saw that fields covered the area where our school now sits. A map, 180 years later showed a library on the spot where we are now and the children could see pictures of how the school looked when it was a library.
They also learnt some fun facts – did you know that so many asparagus grew in the area that they were called Battersea Bunches which were sold at a premium at markets?
Lastly, Year 5 went to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. They watched a planetarium show and followed the KS2 trail around the observatory, learning about the Royal Astronomers, their telescopes and their discoveries.