Year One at the National Portrait Gallery

As part of our humanities learning, Year 1 visited the National Portrait Gallery. We set off to St James Park to enjoy our picnic. We saw many sights and sounds in the royal park and enjoyed the views of the squirrels, swans and geese.

We took a scenic route to the gallery past Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and the Horses Guard to Trafalgar Square where we arrived at the gallery.

We were greeted by our teacher who showed us pictures of Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. We learnt about how they worked in different ways to help soldiers injured during the Crimean War. We also had the chance to draw our own sketches of these two famous heroes.

Year 2 Visit the Horniman Museum

On Tuesday 26th September, Year 2 visited the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill.

This half term, our topic in Year 2 is Music Makers – so we went to take part in an exciting workshop where we explored different musical instruments from around the world. We had lots of fun making a soundscape where we used the different instruments to compose a piece of music that reflected the sounds of a rain forest!

As well as our workshop, we also had the opportunity to see (and smell!) the museum’s alpacas (Peep and Poppy). Did you know, alpacas are members of the camel family and they are native to South America?

The museum also had it’s own aquarium, and we were lucky enough to have a look around at their collection of tropical fish. They even had orange clown fish – the same species as Nemo!

We all had a great day – staff and children alike, and we wouldn’t have been able to go without the help of our parent volunteers. Thank you for coming!