St Mary's School

Year 4 visit London Zoo

Year 4 were thrilled to visit London Zoo on Monday, immersing themselves in the vibrant world of ‘Rainforests’ – their Creative Curriculum topic this term.

Our young explorers were able to witness first-hand the fragility of these ecosystems in the world today, and the work that we can do to conserve these beautiful habitats, home to many vulnerable species.

Reporting on the day, Year 4 wrote:

“Once we arrived at London Zoo we walked past the cute and cuddly Lemurs wrapped up under the warming lights, and after a quick snack we embarked into the Rainforest enclosure. We saw a variety of monkeys, sloths, bats, fish and tortoises. We even got to see a rare bird in flight! After this we went to the nocturnal exhibition and found out that there is only one mammal in the world that is venomous. 

Unfortunately, the otters were unavailable to see but we did get to see their habitat. After lunch we were ready and raring to go again! Off to the Africa exhibition we went, and we got up close and personal with the giraffes. We even made friends with the resident hippo called Thug. 

As if that wasn’t enough, off to the gorilla kingdom we went, where one of the gorillas had recently given birth to a new baby which was super cute. As we walked past the tigers who were having a nap we got to read about Hari’s story (a tiger who had to find a new home after the rainforest was set on fire due to deforestation). We continued on to see the lions in the India enclosure, before exploring inside the butterfly enclosure, where a variety of over 50 butterflies were flying all around us. Lastly, we got to end with the cheeky penguins who were a fan favourite!”

Thank you to our Year 4 teachers and parent volunteers for such a wonderful day!