Year 2’s topical visit to the Horniman Museum

Elmhurst School for Boys

11th June 2015

On Wednesday 3rd June, Year 2 enjoyed a visit to the Horniman Museum. As part of our whole-school learning focus on Asia this term, the boys participated in a special workshop called 'Exploring India'. During this session, the boys listened to the story of Rama and Sita and re-enacted it with different types of puppets, including string and shadow puppets. The boys learned how to handle the puppets carefully and make them move using their hands or by holding the rods or strings. They also looked at different outfits worn during Indian celebrations, as well as showing off their percussion music-making skills with drums and bells. As well as encouraging the boys to appreciate and understand different aspects of Indian culture, this workshop gave the boys an excellent foundation to their Design & Technology topic of Puppets this half term.

This term, we are learning about plants and animals in the local environment and habitats in our Science lessons. To help with our study of this topic, we also visited an interactive exhibition called 'Plantastic', where the boys were able to use their knowledge of how plants grow healthily to try out different games and challenges, which they really enjoyed. We were also able to compare different habitats of wildlife with our visit to the museum's aquarium. The boys had a brilliant time exploring all the different parts of the museum and we were very fortunate that so much of our visit linked in with our current topics.

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