Read the latest reports and view photos from the children’s school trips below.

Class 9 to Verulamium

In October, Year 4 pupils visited Verulamium Museum in St Albans to support their Roman Britain topic. They learnt about everyday life during Roman times, were given a talk about the wonderful mosaics displayed in the museum and had an exciting opportunity to handle real Roman objects.

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Class 4 in the Jungle

In September our Pre-Reception children enjoyed an exciting day at Woburn Safari Park looking at and learning about the animals and birds, in connection with their topic on The Jungle.

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Year 2 Pupils explore ‘Forces’ at Wicksteed Park

Our Year 2 pupils enjoyed a day at Wicksteed Park this week, investigating a range of playground equipment to find out which forces were required to make them move. They discovered that most required either a push or a pull, and that some needed both forces to be used, but at different times.

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They learned that a force can move things but can also make them stop. They carried out an investigation with Science Bears and ramps to find out how the height and surface of a ramp or slide can affect the distance an object can travel. They attended a workshop where they built and investigated model playground equipment. They talked about the forces being used and the impact they had on the equipment. They then had opportunities to improve the designs to make them look more interesting and exciting.

They also learned about the history of Wicksteed Park and even got to have a ride on the famous carousel!

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Year 1 Visit Thrift Farm

 

In September 2018, in connection with their topic on Food and Farming, Year 1 pupils enjoyed a rewarding and informative visit to Thrift Farm, in Mursley. They learned about how animals are farmed for their meat, milk, skin, or eggs and feathers.  They were also able to observe animal behaviour within the groups of mammals and birds.  They rounded off their visit by having fun playing in the adventure playground, including ‘driving’ a tractor.

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Class 3 Rookery Farm Trip

Our Class 3 children had a lovely day last Friday on their first ever school trip to Rookery Farm, meeting and petting the animals and enjoying themselves pretending to drive tractors. After a picnic lunch in the barn they had a wonderful time making full use of the bouncy castles and slides.

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Weymouth 2018

The 8s and 9s enjoyed a fantastic few days away in Weymouth where the sun shone down on us. Sand World and the Sea Life Centre were
our first ports of call where the children enjoyed learning how to make sand sculptures and got to look at the wide variety of underwater animals!

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We were even lucky enough to walk along the promenade and have a great time enjoying the sandy beach. The children challenged themselves at
the PGL centre and conquered some fears. They zipped down the zipwire; traipsed through the tunnel trail and built sea monsters on the beach
to name but a few activities…

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Lots of new found friendships were developed and memories made on this wonderful Weymouth trip!

Year 2 Trip to Cadbury World

The children in Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Cadbury World in May. They learned about the journey of chocolate – from bean to bar – and saw several of the processes used in the making of Cadbury chocolate bars.
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They particularly enjoyed writing their names with melted chocolate, learning how to temper chocolate and of course the taste tests!

Class 4 Trip to Pizza Hut

Earlier in May Class 4 had a lovely trip to Pizza Hut to experience first hand the joys of making their own pizza! The children had fun learning about pizza cookery and choosing their own toppings, plus of course polishing off the results for lunch.

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Chamber Choir visit Stowe

On Tuesday 8th May Chamber Choir participated in Stowe School’s Choral Festival. An intensive but enjoyable day of rehearsals culminated in performances of musical theatre songs in the Ugland Auditorium and three sacred works in a compline service in Stowe’s beautiful chapel.

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An intensive but enjoyable day of rehearsals culminated in performances of musical theatre songs in the Ugland Auditorium and three sacred works in a compline service in Stowe’s beautiful chapel.

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Year 2 Trip to Hamerton Park Zoo

On Tuesday 20th March Year 2 visited Hamerton Zoo Park near Huntingdon. This half term Year 2 have been studying “Families” and learning about different animal families.

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During the visit the children took part in a workshop called ‘Fur, Feathers and Scales’, which helped them to learn about some of the different animal groups and how to recognise them, based on their features.  They met an African Pygmy Hedgehog called Harry, a Conure Parrot called Alfie and a Corn Snake called Bo, which they were allowed to hold.  They saw many exciting animals including Siberian tigers, cheetahs, Canadian lynx, hooded vultures, meerkats, a variety of lemurs, gibbons, several different owls and an anteater.

It was a fantastic and informative day!