As part of our Geography unit, Year 5 went on a trip the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.
The children took part in a workshop, where they got to explore the different features of the rainforest and investigate how animals are adapted to live in the different layers. The children thoroughly enjoyed being able to hold and experience and gigantic pythons skin and the skin of a tarantula.
The children then went onto to explore the Winter Gardens. They were amazed by the different tropical plants and loved seeing the fish in the pond. Fear of heights did not bother the children, as the climb to the top of the Winter Gardens for a bird’s eye view on the towering trees.
After our rainforest experience, we had the opportunity to explore the rest of the museum. Highlights for the children we the coal mine and the world’s alive areas.