Last Wednesday, Class 7 and the other Year 2 children took their trip to Hanningfield Reservoir. It was a fantastic day and the children were sensible and enthusiastic and great ambassadors for the school! We were able to take part in a few different activities through the day. We went on a mini-beast hunt, searching for insects and bugs in an grassy area and a wooded area. We used magnifying pots and paintbrushes to collect the creatures and get a closer look at them.
We also played some games that involved using our senses. In one game, a player was blindfolded and led to a tree. They could then hug, smell and touch the tree and try to use their hearing to guess where they were. Then, they had to guess which tree they had been led to! Some of the grown-ups had a go too!
The final activity was pond dipping. We were given nets to catch the creatures in the pond and then we put them in trays of water, where we could have a better look. We caught loads of fascinating mini-beasts and had lots of fun trying to work out what we had found.
It was a brilliant day!