Fun in Flamborough

Class One have had a fabulous day at the seaside today.  First we stopped at Flamborough Head and had a good look at the lighthouse.  The children were great at spotting the similarities and differences between it and Mr Grinling's lighthouse.  Next we moved down to Flamborough South Landing where we had lunch on the beach and looked at the lifeboat.  The RNLI crew generously spent a lot of time talking to our groups about how the lifeboat is launched and how long it takes.  We all tried on an RNLI helmet and Mrs Ibbetson put on the complete kit, although it took her rather longer than the 50 seconds it takes the lifeboat crew!  After that we headed up to the Living Seas Centre, where the staff taught us about marine litter and how long it takes for our rubbish to decompose.  We then went back down to the beach and became seashore detectives, collecting rubbish and spotting lots of interesting plants and even some tiny crabs.  The children were amazed by the amount of marine litter we found in such a small area of beach and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust staff were delighted with their efforts.  And as no trip to the seaside is complete without a paddle in the sea, we all took off our shoes and socks and had some fun getting out feet wet.

The children have had a fantastic day out and it has been great for them to see firsthand what we have been learning about.  They have all been impeccably behaved throughout the day and Mrs Ibbetson and I are extremely proud of them all.  Now it's back to school for some super writing about our day at the beach!   

Posted by Mrs Barrett on 24 June 2019

Category: Year 1