Y3EC & Y3W/W Pooles Cavern Trip
10th January 2019
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 a museum educator to visit school to run a hands-on activity day ‘Surviving the Stone Age’ to enhance the children’s learning in history. The visits will take place on:
Monday 28th January 3D/deB & 3W/W
Thursday 31st January 3AR & 3EC
In the morning, the children will look at what it was like for hunter gatherers and they will explore early farming and settlements in the afternoon. They will take part in a number of hands-on activities such as:
- Making stone-headed arrows from sticks and leather string
- Identifying stone age creatures from their ancient bones
- Weaving sticks to build a wall
- Grinding corn
- Combing wool and spinning it to make simple yarn… and much more!
The second event is a trip to Pooles 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 12th March 3EC & 3W/W
Wednesday 13th March 3D/deB & 3AR
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 £17.50 per child. This will cover the cost of the Stone Age Day (£5.80), coach travel to Buxton (£7.20) and admission to Pooles 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 includes the only visit out of school this year that involves a cost.
We currently use sQuid (the secure online service) to enable parents/carers to make contributions towards all trips and visits. Please contact the school office if you have difficulty with this method of payment.
Please could any payments be made by Thursday 7th February 2019 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 DuttonY3 Year Leader
12-Mar-2019 - 12-Mar-2019