Our visit to Marwell Zoo


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On Wednesday 3rd May we visited Marwell Zoo to enhance our Science learning about animals. We were very excited to see all the animals and showcase the learning we had done in class.
After seeing the penguins, giraffes, zebras and rhinos it was time for our workshop with Emma - a park ranger at the zoo. She talked to us about the 5 different groups that animals with vertebrates are classified into: mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds. She was very impressed that we already knew the different groups and could tell her some animals that belong to each.
We were very interested in the artefacts she showed us, including different types of feathers from birds, a beak, a skull and an ostrich egg!
Then it was time for lunch! We were very lucky with the weather and could enjoy our lunch in the beautiful sunshine. 
After lunch we wasted no time and made our way to the tropical house to look at the different plants and animals that thrive in a warmer climate. We managed to spot animals from all 5 of the different groups we had spoken about with Emma!
We had such a brilliant day at Marwell Zoo and it was a fantastic way to round off our science learning from last half term :)