Year 2 explore different life forms at Coastal School
October 21, 2021

Year 2 pupils at Rydal Penrhos explored different life forms during a special Coastal School session before the half-term break.

Learning how to learn is a skill we teach from the outset at Rydal Penrhos, and those in Reception-Year 2 could not reflect this thinking more closely in all that it does around their academic studies and extra-curricular activities.

It is a wonderful age group where really effective learning is about opening minds and encouraging the sharing of ideas, which in itself develops communication skills and the ability to work as a team.

Not only this, but Rydal Penrhos uses its stunning location on the North Wales coast to maximise a child’s development, with regular trips to prominent locations in the region in addition to Forest School and Coastal School sessions hugely popular over the academic year.

Year 2 pupils got the opportunity to explore the picturesque Penrhyn Bay shoreline before the half-term break during a Coastal School activity with Mrs Pyves and Mrs Roberts.

Pupils thoroughly enjoyed searching in the rock pools for all sorts of signs of life, something that brought additional knowledge of various beach and sea creatures as well as provoking some thoughtful discussion from the group during a series of fact-finding activities.

They found numerous hermit crabs as well as some regular ones, some starfish and lots of whelks, periwinkles and limpets, colourful seaweed and pretty shells.

Not only was this a thoroughly enjoyable experience for Year 2, but it also provided them with plenty of additional knowledge to take back into the classroom once they return for the second half of the autumn term.

Great work from everyone involved and our thanks go to the staff for their incredible and continued determination to ensure each child gets the most out of their Rydal Penrhos education.


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now.