Our Class Trip to Chiltern Open Air Museum

On Friday 1st July, Year 2 had their class trip to Chiltern Open Air Museum. Our first workshop was Woodland Habitats. The children worked together to collect as many mini-beasts as they could and then identified them. The highlight was the huge, yellow slug! YUK!

Then the children completed their Den Building activity. They were all extremely sensible carrying the sticks and all built a south facing, camouflaged den, which they all sat in. Great team work Year 2!

After lunch, we had our final workshop called Owl and Owl pellets. We learnt all about the different types of owls that are native to this country. We then studied pellets. We were all amazed how many different bones we found. We then matched them to skeletons to identify what the owl had had for dinner! It was fantastic and the children loved it. Unfortunately, we didn’t see the owls but we did see their nesting box and found some fresh pellets.

The staff at the museum commented on how fantastically behaved the children were and how they listened carefully and asked great questions. We were very proud teachers indeed!

Thank you to Freya, Mrs Hodgkiss and Mrs Kavanagh for helping us out. I hope you enjoyed your day as much as we did!

Miss Harvey and Mrs Wildman