Year 2 pupils at Rydal Penrhos drew inspiration from the Galápagos Islands for a special cross-curricular project.
Becoming inspired through learning is something that is especially evident within the younger members of the Rydal Penrhos community. It’s about exciting, stimulating fun and opportunities coupled with sound basic learning in the crucial reading, writing and maths areas.
Those in Reception-Year 2 are only just starting their journey with us and benefit significantly from a thought-provoking curriculum that captures their imagination, develops key academic areas and also builds essential skills under the exceptional guidance of the school’s staff team.
Pupils get the chance to broaden their horizons with special projects on various topics, some of which they might not have ever heard of before. One such example was a cross-curricular activity that took place in the classroom and within Rydal Penrhos’ impressive art department, centring on one of the most fascinating places in the world.
The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It’s considered one of the world’s foremost destinations for wildlife viewing.
A province of Ecuador, the islands lie about 1,000km off its coast. Its isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else. Charles Darwin visited in 1835, and his observation of Galápagos’ species later inspired his theory of evolution.
Year 2 pupils found out more about the unique wildlife residing across the islands during lessons, delving deeper into their habits and the stunning terrain they call home.
They took this newly acquired knowledge into the art room, observing shells and sea creatures located on the island to give them further inspiration before bringing their ideas to life.
This brought some outstanding work from Year 2, who have been a credit to themselves and everyone at Rydal Penrhos for the way they’ve adjusted to difficult circumstances throughout the academic year.
Here is a sample of their work, which is absolutely fantastic!