Dramatic coastlines, wild animals and ancient landmarks  – all in a day’s work for Pewsey Primary!

 

The natural world has been the focus for pupils throughout the school this month, and the first term of the 2015/16 academic year got off to an exciting start with trips to Hengistbury Head, Marwell Zoo and Avebury.

 

Years 5 & 6 travelled down to the Jurassic Coast in Dorset to visit Hengistbury Head, an area of international archaeological importance and conservation area.  This trip supported their topic of ‘Coasts’ by studying the landscape, its habitats and how these are effected by the sea.  It also links in with their Science curriculum around ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’.  The children enjoyed studying the wide range of plants and wildlife, travelled on the land train down to the sand spit (a beach landform) and took part in a scavenger hunt.  Click here for more information and photographs from their action packed day.

 

To support their topic on Ancient Wiltshire, Years 3 & 4 took a tour of Avebury Henge in October 2017.  After a talk from an actual archaeologist [who even had a stone age axe!], they were led on guided tours of the site.  They were able to get up close to the ancient stones and find out what historians believe the site was for.  This was followed by visits to the visitor centre and museum.  In the visitor centre, the children were able to dress up like people from the Stone Age and Bronze Age.  It was a fantastic trip that helped the children understand more about what life in ancient Wiltshire might have been like.  Pictures of the visit can be seen on the Year 3 and 4 galleries accessed through the class pages.

 

Meanwhile, Years 1 & 2 enjoyed a full day out at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire, where they were lucky enough to see Snow Leopards, Tigers, Meerkats and Cheetahs to name just a few.  The trip supports their Science topic which is looking at different animals in the world.