End of year Trip to Blue Planet Aquarium
Our Key stage 2 joined in an interactive workshop where they started by identifying many different habitats and discussing which of the amphibians, insects, marine life and reptiles live there, they went on to discuss what adaptations the creatures have that enable them to successfully survive in their habitats. The workshop involved hands on activities, animal encounter and a question and answer session. By the end of the workshop Key Stage 2 was able to identify the differences, changes and similarities between living things, classification of animals based on location and features.
We all enjoyed watching one of the daily dive shows in Blue Planet Aquarium’s Aquatheatre. We were able to see the spectacular view of life in the depths around the reef. The presenter talked us all through about the fascinating creatures we could see swimming by – including the divers who were joining in with the presentation. We watch several types of sharks being fed including sand tiger sharks and zebra sharks.
We enjoyed exploring all the different zones at Blue Planet Aquarium. One of which was the flooded forest, where we could hear sounds of the rainforest! The children like looking for the different insects and frogs in the different tanks as we walked around the children enjoyed listening to the different buzzing insects and frogs. The children learnt about the different climates the animals live in all year round with just two seasons (wet and dry season) and the effect these have on the animals. The children were fascinated by the Black Pacu in the Flooded Forest the exhibit which is the largest member of the Characin family.