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Year 2's trip to Milestones Museum

Yesterday was a very exciting day for Year 2, as they prepared for their trip to Milestones Museum. The year 2 children have been eagerly awaiting this trip after starting our new topic 'Journey'. In our English writing we have been inspired by the book 'Journey' by Aaron Becker, where we have looked carefully at the pages to come up with some creative ideas about the main character and the journey she will go on. As part of this, we have been deciding what mode of transport the girl might chose to use for her journey. Our trip to Milestones was an opportunity to develop our ideas and creativity for our writing. 


The children enjoyed the quick bus trip to the museum and were fantastic at showing Great Binfields respect to the volunteers at Milestones who greeted us there. We had a chance to explore the museum in our groups for the first part of the day. This included going on the bus, looking around the fire engines, looking through the various shop windows and of course a visit to the sweet shop!


After this, we were ready for some lunch! During this time, the children were excited to find out about the afternoon workshops that they were about to do. One workshop gave the children a chance to learn about Victorian transport and answer questions about the range of vehicles they could see. The children learnt lots of brilliant information and impressed us with their descriptions. The second workshop was all about the 'Thornycroft Steam Wagon company' where the children used their observation skills to find key features of vehicles, compare historical vehicles to modern versions and matched types of vehicles to the items they would have delivered. 


The children asked some brilliant questions and demonstrated lots of creativity throughout the day, the Year 2 team are looking forward to the next part of their English writing where they will use their experiences at Milestones to continue their stories.

Thank you to all the helpers who made the trip happen and well done Year 2 for being brilliant representatives of the school! 


Mrs Ellis and Miss Heath