Y3 Poole's Cavern
9th January 2020
Dear parents/carers of Y3 children,
Stone Age Events
We have arranged for two exciting events to take place in the Spring term to support our History & Geography topic work on the Stone Age and our Science topic on Rocks.
First, we have arranged for an archaeologist (http://www.enrichmentthrougharchaeology.com) to visit school to run a ‘Stone Age to Iron Age Archaeology Day’ to enhance the children’s learning in history. The visits will take place on:
Tuesday 21st January 3D/deB & 3SH
Wednesday 22nd January 3N/R & 3AW
The children will take part in a number of hands-on sessions through the day, including a mini excavation and making their own clay pot.
The second event is a trip to Poole’s Cavern in Buxton. During the visit, we will take a guided tour of the amazing limestone caverns (see www.poolescavern.co.uk for a virtual tour) and then take a woodland walk to look at the views across Buxton and the Peak District. The visits will take place on:
Tuesday 17h March 3D/deB & 3AW
Wednesday 18th March 3N/R & 3SH
This visit is a whole day out of school. We will send further details about timings and what to bring/wear nearer the time. We will need some parent volunteers to help on this trip so if you are available and willing to help, please let the class teacher know.
As you have already returned a permission form for your child to attend local visits, we do not need another one.
In order to go ahead with these events, we need to ask for a contribution of £17.00 per child. This will cover the cost of the Stone Age Day (£5.80), coach travel to Buxton (£6.70) and admission to Poole’s Cavern (£4.50). As with all activities of this kind, we can only ask for a voluntary contribution, but should insufficient funds be received, the events may have to be cancelled. Please note that this is the final visit out of school this year that involves a cost.
We currently use Parentpay.com (the secure online service) to enable parents/carers to make contributions towards all trips and visits. Please contact the office if you have difficulty with this method of payment.
Please could any payments be made by Thursday 6th February 2020 as we will need to make a decision on this date on whether we have sufficient funds for the trip to go ahead.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs Julie Dutton
Y3 Year Leader
17-Mar-2020 - 18-Mar-2020