Natural History Museum Trip - Year 6

Friday 18 October 2019

Over the last couple of weeks each of Year 6 classes have spent a day at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington furthering their knowledge of evolution. The children had an amazing time, being particularly awe-struck by the amazing collection of fossils that track the history of our planet for hundreds and millions of years.

Half of our day was spent exploring the museum in small groups; each group choosing a zone of the museum to head off to and find out more about whilst answering lots of questions in their trip pack. The second half of the day was spent in a workshop with the museum’s specialist scientists. There were learnt about how life has changed over the last 450 million years and how fossils provide us with the evidence of that change. We also built on our knowledge of Charles Darwin by playing games that brought to life his theory of evolution through natural selection.

We all had an amazing day! I know that lots of pupils were keen to come back to the museum and were shocked to find out you can go anytime you want for free. Hopefully a few budding scientists might be making another trip during half-term.