Year 5 Educational visit to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Our children and staff had a wonderful day at the Royal Observatory. Two of our Year 5 children wrote the following account:
On Tuesday 11th March, all Year 5 classes (5C, 5G and 5OS) went on an exciting visit to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Each class spent the day exploring the Observatory and National Maritime Museum. We entered the planetarium and watched an interesting short film all about space and what we know, ‘The Final Frontier!’ then we looked in the space galleries. We also got to stand on the Meridian line!
You could just about see the view of London’s skyline on the hill, because of the weather, as you walked down to see the model ship in an enormous glass bottle at the Maritime Museum. Some children looked around and saw the figure-heads and armoury, with historic and modern weapons including a modes World War II dreadnought ship, designed and built by the Royal Navy (it was expensive!).
The visit was very educational and helped us loads with our science topic. We think the whole of Year 5 really enjoyed it.