Year 5 Visits and Experiences
A new trip for 2021 will be to Murton Park to study the Vikings. More information will be available soon.
Year 5 start their new school year with a residential to Robin Hoods Bay on the East Coast of Yorkshire. Our accommodation for this weekend is the spectacular YHA Boggle Hole. The Youth Hostel is in the perfect location, allowing children and staff to step out of the grounds of the hostel straight onto the beach. We use the beach to study the erosion on the coastline, hunt for fossils and go rock pooling. We also visit Whitby and use our ordinance survey maps to match the symbols to the buildings in Whitby. We then head to the secluded setting of Falling Foss, here we spend the day walking around and exploring the woodland, which eventually leads to a spectacular waterfall!
We are really proud of what the health and safety officer said about this part of the trip during an unannounced inspection.
“The walk was interesting and entertaining for all. It involved scrambling and exploration. All of which was supervised without stifling their freedom and excitement.” Phil Jackson (Health and safety Inspector for Leeds City Council)
York Chocolate Story
To introduce the history topic of the Ancient Maya Civilisation, year 5 visit the York Chocolate Story to the learn how the Maya’s discovered chocolate and introduced it to the rest of the world. This is a fantastic day of learning all about the ‘Ancient Maya Civilisation’ which ends in the children (and staff) tasting lots of chocolate!