It was a pleasure to take Year One to Souter Lighthouse this week. Our first activity was rock pooling on the beach. All the children were given buckets and nets and after a long walk down to the water’s edge, everyone was excited to start looking for some sea creatures. They were extremely hard to spot amongst the seaweed and rocks but we managed to catch some crabs, fish, limpets and a slimy sea anemone. We used a guide to identify each creature. All of Year One had so much fun splashing around in the rock pools.
After lunch we headed up to the crafts room and our National Trust guide helped us to make a lighthouse. We learnt that wires need to be connected together to make a circuit. Each of our lighthouses had a lightbulb which we could turn on and off with a switch. Everyone enjoyed decorating their lighthouses. Some even included Mr and Mrs Grinling from our English reader “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch”.