On Wednesday 29th Year 1 braved the British weather to visit the Seal Sanctuary and the beach at Mablethorpe.

We set off with sunhats, sun cream, waterproofs and wellies! We greatly enjoyed visiting the Seal Sanctuary and using our knowledge gained in this term’s science lessons to classify the many different animals into mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects and arachnids.

As we emerged from the centre black clouds were gathering and it began to rain. We had planned to eat our delicious fish and chip lunch on the beach but decided it would be safer and drier to eat them in Monty’s fish and chip shop cafe.

We had been very excitable and quite loud but it was amazing how quiet we became when our food arrived. Luca and Mrs Hutchinson made us all laugh; Luca by exclaiming ‘Wow! That’s what I call a chicken nugget!’ and Mrs Hutchinson by mistakenly pouring sugar instead of salt on her chips.

It was still raining a little when we finished our lunch but being made of strong stuff we Year 1s set off for the beach to do a spot of beach combing. We found all sorts of shells, seaweed, feathers, driftwood and interesting stones to put in our plastic containers making our own beaches in a bottle. The weather worsened and feeling a little windswept and rather soggy we retreated to the minibuses.

Sadly we couldn’t make use of our new bucket and spade sets but we’re sure they will come in useful over the summer holiday.  Despite the rain we all agreed with Lily who said ‘this is the best day ever!’