Year 4 write about their trip to the Horniman Museum

Elmhurst School for Boys

12th December 2014

On Tuesday 9 December, Year 4 enjoyed a trip to the Horniman Museum.

Read some reports from the boys, about their trip:

My trip to the Horniman Museum
When we finished two train rides and a half a mile walk, we finally reached the humble Horniman Museum. We were split into 4 groups. We played in the music ground until the museum opened.

When it did open, we headed to the National History Gallery. We saw skeletons and models of dogs, cats, mice, rabbits, monkeys, frogs, terrifying tigers, slithering snakes, the beautiful blue shark and the whooping whales! Quite a lot of animals.

After these fascinating things, we headed for the Silver Sealife Gallery which you can also call the aquarium. We saw poison dart frogs, clownfish, a common spider crab (which looked like a rock) a shiny blue fish which I don’t know the name of and the Longnose Hawkfish. Quite a lot of aquatic animals!

Next, after that shimmering, shining spectacle, we headed to the music gallery for some soothing sounds after so much walking! We heard, looked at and read about so many instruments. I can name a few of them, so here they are, the trombone, the tuba, the horn bell, the french horn, the clarinet and the tagoto.

Well after all this hullabaloo you must eat. So we went to the lunchroom and tucked into our luxurious lunches. The wind was biting hard even though we were inside which made it quite hard to enjoy our food.

As we were enjoying ourselves so much none of us wanted to leave, but fortunately we had enough time to pop into the Tribe Gallery. The object that fascinated a large population of Year 4 was the torture chair. On this destructive chair, it squeezes your neck, ribs and feet. It was made in the Spanish City Culona.

So that was more or less how my trip went. After all this fun, we must thank Mr Kelly, Miss Allen, Temu’s mum and Isaiah’s mum for leading the groups.

Trip to the Horniman Museum
Today Year 4 went to Horniman Museum in Forest Hill. We went by train and it was a 20 min ride. When we got there we organised our group, after that, we went to the museum and saw real animals who were stuffed and hung.

After the gallery, we went to the aquarium and saw a variety of fish. We spotted a dog fish with spots. We also saw a fish with sapphire stripes and named him “bluey”. We also saw some jellyfish and Tobi told me that if you look at the tenticles for too long you’ll get dizzy.

We soon went to the music gallery and looked at different instruments. We used different kinds of computers and researched different instruments.

After, we had our lunch and I got a good view of London and played in the music garden. Then we went to the rainforest workshop. We saw different things the people in the tribe use.

I enjoyed my trip to the Horniman Museum. I hope we can go again.

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