Palaeontology and Megafauna

Last week, Year 3 visited the megafauna fossils exhibition at the Natural History Museum.

Highlights of the trip included seeing a woolly mammoth and sabre toothed tiger. Arising from their spring term pre-historic Britain topic, pupils also explored the Treasures Gallery. Upon returning to school, they effused about a giant axe from the Palaeolithic period that they had seen on display. Others excitedly shared what they had learned in regard to the study of fossils discovered by palaeontologist Mary Anning. They were especially in awe of her most prolific find, the skeleton of a Plesiosaurus in 1823.