Welcome to the Year 1 & 2 Page!
Although it was a very rainy day Class 2 had a great time at the Yorkshire Arboretum at Castle Howard.
We were met by Kathryn and Linda, staff from the Arboretum, and they helped us with the activities. The day began by looking for minibeasts under leaves and logs. The children found a variety of species such as woodlice, slugs, snails, worms and even a toad! We then built our own habitats for them.
At lunchtime we ate in the outdoor classroom, sitting on tree stump seats. The tarpaulin cover meant we were all dry!
After lunch Kathryn and Linda helped us with the pond dipping activity, which was great fun!
Quotes from the children:
"This is the best day of my life, even though it's raining!"
"I'm having a great day."
"I've been looking forward to pond dipping all week!"
Quote from the Arboretum staff:
"What exceptionally well behaved, polite children at St. Martin's."