TJ’s topic at school this half term has been water and he’s absolutely loved learning about the ocean, researching about his favourite sea creature (the anglerfish apparently)and completing counting activities based on the number of legs, fins and claws the creatures have.
Last weekend, we decided to take a trip down to the Sealife Centre followed by an afternoon on the beach to take advantage of the beautiful weather.
I’m sure we’ve mentioned before that we’ve got annual passes to the Weymouth Sealife Centre which we get by collecting tokens in the Dorset Echo in January. We end up paying around £50 for a family of three which is such good value for money. TJ loves it there and the new adventure playground (and Costa Coffee) are fantastic new additions.
This weekend, they had a new Sealife Junior Ranger pack which came with an information booklet to complete, trading cards, a magnifying glass, pencil and clown fish lanyard! It was relatively expensive at £5 but it added another dimension to our visit as we were finding information about the largest creature, the fastest, the slowest etc. in order to complete the booklet.
After a bite to eat, we headed to the beach. It was absolutely lovely down there and wasn’t long before TJ had his swimming gear on and was splashing around in the waves.
Part of his home learning was to practice moving like a sea creature. TJ decided that he wanted to move like a crab, a shark, a seahorse, a fish and a starfish. We filmed a little video to upload to his online learning journal so his teachers could see that he had done his homework!
We then built a little village for the sea creatures we had taken with us before digging a massive hole which ended up being big enough for TJ to stand in!
Moving from a big city to the coast really makes you appreciate the opportunity to get outside and explore the beautiful country we live in.