Sunderland Winter Gardens Visit

Today, Year 5 enjoyed a visit to Sunderland Winter Gardens to learn more about our topic of ‘Life in the Rainforest’.

We took part in a fantastic workshop called ‘Animal Adventures’, and followed a trail around the Winter Gardens. We looked around the exhibition and found lots of animals that live in the Amazon Rainforest – including a huge tarantula and a tank full of piranha! We learnt all about how animals have adapted to live in their environment, and we played a game in groups to identify how each animal had adapted, as well as looking at a three and a half metre long anaconda skin!

During the Explorer Trail in the Winter Gardens, we looked around the Gardens and identified the different animals and plants that we would find in the rainforest. We worked out which layer of the rainforest they would be found in, and why.

We also had time to follow the Inventors Trail, which taught us all about the different inventors born Sunderland and the North East.

Great fun was had at the end of the day as two of our fantastic parent helpers managed to wrestle two huge banana leaves (kindly gifted by the Winter Gardens) onto the bus for us to use in Outdoor Learning!

Article 31 – We all have the right to relax and play.

Article 29 – We all have the right to develop our talents and abilities.


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