Year One children enjoyed a wonderful visit to Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum in the Lent Term to link with their science work over the year.

Throughout the day pupils had the opportunity to explore forces in the outside Science Garden. The children had a go at using levers and pulleys to move equipment, which included a giant hamster wheel and there was also the chance to experiment with water to see how its energy moved objects.

Pupils then visited ‘The Street’ where they tried a range of interactive activities to find out how the body works, how objects can be recycled and how food is prepared in a kitchen. They looked at nature in the wildlife area and saw many fossils and old skeletons as well as lots of animals from the present day. It was useful to link this part of the visit to this term’s ‘Around the World’ topic as everyone discovered animals from different continents including the amazing wandering albatross, which spends almost all its life flying across the Southern Ocean using its three metre wingspan.

Finally, the children ended the day by exploring other areas of science, such as light, magnets, electricity and the senses. The trip was a fantastic opportunity for them to apply their science learning in a practical way and find out more about the world around them.