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Zoo trip fun

In Reception we ended our year together with a fantastic day spent at Whipsnade Zoo. The trip was planned to link in with our Summer term topic 'Amazing Animals'. Before we went, children in all classes looked at maps of the zoo and decided on their 'Big 3' (the 3 animals they most wanted to see). This allowed us to work together with the children to create plans for our day (writing for a purpose!)

All of the children were impeccably behaved and a wonderful day was had by all. A particular highlight was seeing the giraffes and discovering that the fun fact we had learnt about them was in fact true - they really DO have an extremely long tongue! Other animals seen and learnt about were: elephants, hippos, butterflies, zebras, tigers (including 4 very cute tiger cubs), sealions, lions and lemurs. What wonderful memories we made. A perfect way to put all the learning the children have done about animals into context.