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Marvellous Marwell

On the 18th June 2013 Year 4 went to vsit Marwell zoo! We had an extremely exciting day ahead of us. Before we left school, we were put into groups. There were 13 adults  coming with us!  How lucky! In our groups each adult  had about 3 to 6 children to look after. At 9:30 we jumped onto the bus. It was a double decker! Y4D sat on the top with y4S on the bottom.

We were all very excited when we arrived. The words ” were here!” echoed all over the bus. There were lots of other schools at the zoo so we had to be careful not to get lost. Once we were all sorted into our groups we were told where to meet for lunch. Then we were free to go and explore! Here are some of the animals we enjoyed:

Penguins, Tigers, snow leopards, leopards,Meerkats, leaf cutting ants, alligator, flamingo, rhinos, cheetahs, lemurs, red pandas.

In class, we  have been reasearching animals to find at Marwell. We’ve been concertraiting  on their diet and movement, but the most important thing is how the animal is adadted to his/her habitat.

At mid day we climbed up a steep hill and sat down to eat our lunch. mmm! Once lunch was all packed away, more exploring was underway. But not for long. Soon it was time to go to the  education centre for a talk about habitats. Inside there were snakes, stick insects, rats and all diffrent things. On the floor were even real animal skins which we were able to touch! We were told to talk in a group about the animals on the floor like how they are adapted to live in their enviroment.

Once we’d finished in the education centre, we had our last bit of adventuring, had an ice cream and went on the land train.

Soon it was time to go. We would miss Marwell but we’d had a brilliant time and we couldn’t have done it without all of the adults who came with us so we’d like to say a big THANK YOU!

By Eleanor Martin


Y4D`s trip to Marwell zoo!


Y4D went to Marwell Zoo on 2nd May 2012 and we did a variety of activities, including learning about the rainforest and where different animals live in the rainforest. We all chose an animal to study and look for in the park. Luckily we had good weather and it didn’t rain! Our topic this term is habitats so we went to Marwell to see where our animal’s habitats were. Everyone had a brilliant day. Wish you were there?

Visit to Marwell

On Wednesday 8th June we visited Marwell Zoo to help with our learning about animals and their habitats.

First we went to the  red pandas.  It took a few seconds to to see the panda but I found it and told the others.  We found out that Red Pandas don’t like jumping, they only like climbing.  They have hairy soles on their feet so they can climb trees.  They eat plants, small animals and bugs.

Then we went to the penguins.  There were 3 penguins in the pool then more and more came in but some stayed on land.  If you tap lightly on the glass they will stay there so you can get a picture of the penguin!  Penguins eat fish and crill.  They have webbed feet so then they can swim fast and to catch fish.

When we got to the Giant Anteater it was asleep.  I guessed that 30 or 40 could fill a bus. We didn’t know if it was asleep or not so we all made a lot of noise to see if it moved.  But it didn’t move  then I took a video of it asleep.

Everybody had a great time and everybody has loads of pictures.

By Harry, Alex and Jacob

Our Visit to Marwell

 Yesterday y4 went to Marwell Zoo.  Everyone was very excited to see the animals.The leaders were Mr Cook, Mrs Evans, Mrs Rose,Mrs Byrne and Mr Capell.  Then we got onto the coach.  On the way all you could hear was the excitement of everyone.  After a while we arrived at Marwell.  After a couple of minutes we arrived ready to see the animals.  We all went to see a man called Geoff and he talked to us about the habitats and special features of certain animals.  Geoff introduced us to two living animals –  kylie the stick insect and Patty the rat.  We all had a feel of what it was like to hold a real animal like a stick insect and a rat.

We had all learned something about an animal which was  in the science and learning centre.  The groups started to split up and find a route around the the zoo.  There was a huge rain cloud coming our way which meant we knew it was going to be a rainy day!  But we all had fun in the rain! It was the end of the day and we where all sad to leave because it didn’t feel like a school trip – it was fun.  We would like to thank all the adults who gave up their day to make our day enjoyable.

Photos coming soon.

by Lauren, Victoria, Oscar and Elisha.

Getting Ready for Marwell

Year 4 are looking  forward to a great day at Marwell zoo.  We have all studied an animal that lives in Marwell.  For an example ,Victoria has studied a Penguin, Oscar studied a Cheetah, Lauren had studied a Giraffe and Elisha has studied a Meerkat. 

We really hope it will be a fun day.  We are all looking forward to seeing all the animals!

By Lauren, Oscar, Victoria and Elisha

Look out for our second part – after we’ve been to Marwell.