Year 2's visit to the Floating Classroom

On Wednesday 27th March, Year 2 went on the ‘Floating Classroom’ to learn about amazing animals that live around the canal. After we had a boat safety briefing from the captain and the skipper, we were off! As we were floating down the canal, we went on the deck to do some bird spotting. We saw swans, ducks and geese! We then had a lesson on the barge where we learnt about different animal groups, what animals eat and how their body allows them to survive around the canal. 
After eating lunch on the deck, we hopped off the barge to find insects that live along the canals bank. We had to look really hard to find them! We found worms, woodlice and snails. 
When we were back on the barge we met some animals that belonged to the skipper. We met a frog, an African snail, a millipede and a tarantula! Some children in Roehampton class were incredibly brave and stroked the tarantula! The teachers were not so brave! 
As we were floating back to Paddington, we went on a litter hunt to see how much rubbish we could count in the canal. We learnt how dangerous litter is for the animals in the water and how we can help to keep the canals clean. We had an amazing day with amazing animals! Thank you to all of the parents who came with Year 2 for the day, the children loved having you with us!"