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Posted on: 31st Mar 2023

Colchester Zoo (Year 1)

Yesterday, our Year 1 pupils visited Colchester Zoo, as part of their Science unit of learning; 'Animals, including humans'. They took part in a workshop, Fastest, Biggest, Strongest and found the groups of vertebrates they are learning about in Science; mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. The also found carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and could identify them.

The pupils were also excited to see the stones they had decorated in school to celebrate Colchester Zoo's 60th birthday, as part of the community project for schools, Colchester Zoo Rocks.

Charlotte, who decided to write about her day in her journal when she went home, said, "I went to see the sea lions, the chimps, the bears were sound asleep and saw the snake and koala was in its cage. Next, we saw the scary crocodile, the zebras and the Rhinos. We saw the elephants, the giraffes and the ostriches all outside. Then we were allowed to go to the playground, and we had lots of fun! Wahooooooooooooooo!!!"

After sharing photos of the trip with our parent community via Tapestry, some parents commented with how much fun their children had too.

Such lovely pictures. What a good day had by all!

Lovely photos. It looks like everyone had a great time and made some fab memories.

Great pictures of everyone!!! They all sound and look like they had the best time!

Thank you to our pupils for being such excellent ambassadors for Lakelands.