WOW what an exciting day we have had from start to finish. We piled on to the coach full of excitement for the day ahead and Woburn Safari did not disappoint. We began our adventure by going around the safari by coach. The children spotted black bears, rhinos, lions, tigers, giraffes, zebras and lots and lots of monkeys! We all laughed when some of the monkeys climbed aboard the coach and we could see them through the sun roof!!!
After the safari the children went to a talk at ‘Desert Springs’ where a man called Dan told us all about the meerkats. The children listened carefully and asked very intelligent questions to Dan at the end of his talk. Then we went to see the snakes and the frogs. The children were very careful not to be loud around the animals as we were in there home.
Afterwards, the children had a classroom discussion about habitats and how animals survive in the wild. We got to touch zebra and cheetah fur and then stroked a bearded dragon. All of the children had a go at stroking the bearded dragon but Mrs Buckley and Miss Leatherland chickened out!!!
We explored the foot safari and learnt more about the Wallabies and Emus in the Australia section, we already knew lots about these animals from out topic Australia so the children added to their bank of knowledge. We then went round the squirrel monkeys, penguins and lemurs. All of us were very surprised at how friendly the lemurs were and had to hold onto our bags nice and tight incase they pinched our lunch.
We have had an amazing day today and the children represented the school beautifully. Thank you so much to our parent helpers- you were fantastic and we couldn’t have managed without you! Thank you families for providing pack lunches, drinks, suncream and hats! It was a very hot day but we all thoroughly enjoyed it!
Well done Paddington Class!
Miss Leatherland 🙂