Our Year 3 pupils rocked their role as palaeontologists on their recent visit to the Museum of Natural History in Oxford. As part of their studies on ‘Earth’ and ‘Rocks’ in their Science and Geography topics, our trainee fossil hunters explored the Museum making detailed sketches and notes on the prehistoric creatures and fossils they discovered. The trip underpinned their studies on the wider Creative Curriculum theme of ‘This Land is Our Land’, and our young explorers demonstrated their interest in the subject with their engagement and exemplary behaviour throughout the trip.
The highlight for most was seeing a full fossil of an Ichthyosaur, the same kind Mary Anning discovered. Year 3 have been studying Mary’s life and work, so it was exciting for the pupils to put some of what they have been learning in the classroom into context.