Foundation Stage 2

The Wheels on the Bus

19th January 2024

As part of this term’s topic about vehicles and transport, the FS2 children will all have the opportunity to take a bus journey to the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield! The children are learning about different forms of transport, so this experience enhances their learning and brings the topic to life.

On Thursday 18th January, the first group of children walked excitedly to the bus stop and eagerly waited for the Wakefield City Bus to arrive. Once aboard the bus, the children found a seat and set off on their journey. They looked out of the window and talked about the city around them, identifying features such as the River Calder, Cathedral, train station and museum. With the gallery in sight, the children rang the bell to stop the bus and politely thanked the driver as they stepped off the bus outside the Hepworth Gallery.

The children were then able to explore the art gallery, looking at art that reminds them of the shape of wheels. During the visit, the teachers and children discussed the importance of Barbara Hepworth to our local history and our school. Barbara Hepworth was a pupil of Wakefield Girls’ High School, before leaving in 1917 to study at Leeds College of Art, and went on to become one of the most important artists of the 20th Century.

Afterwards, the children all hopped back on the City Bus and returned to school, having had an exciting and enriching afternoon.

Mrs M Robinson


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