Trips

Beach Clean

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Eco School, Environment, News, Owls, Swans, Trips, Woodpeckers

On Wednesday 22nd June, the Eco-Council took a trip to Felixstowe beach and the Felixstowe recycling centre. The children spent the day litter picking and finding out about single use plastic and the effects of these on our waters. This was part of the ‘marine’ topic for the Eco award.  The children also took part […]

Minsmere Trip

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Geography, Owls, Science, Trips

To tie in with our topic on Coasts, on Monday 20th June, Owls class went to RSPB Minsmere. In the morning, we went down to the shore and learnt about coastal erosion. We also did some beachcombing, trying to find all the things on our sheet. In the afternoon, we did a session on Habitats. […]

Young Voices 2022

by | 5 May 2022 | Music, News, Owls, Swans, Trips

On Friday 6th May, 19 children from the Owls and Swans class joined approximately 8000 other children for the Young Voices concert at the O2 in London. It was fantastic to hear all the children singing together and everyone had an amazing time.  Our seats were amazing – we were so close to the Orchestra! […]

Colchester Zoo Penguin Experience

by | 1 Jan 2022 | Kingfishers, Trips

Kingfishers Class took part in a wonderful Christmas educational experience at Colchester Zoo. The children were greeted by a festive elf who helped them learn all about penguins. The children observed two real penguins up close to test what they had learnt. Father Christmas joined the children to see how much they knew about one […]

World War 2

by | 10 Oct 2021 | History, Swans, Trips, Visitors

The Swans had a fantastic trip to Ipswich Museum where they took part in activities linked to life in WW2. After that, we went to ‘The Shed’ for an evacuee lunch! Whilst we were there, the photographer from the Ipswich Star came and took lots of lovely photos which should appear in an article later […]

A Day Out in London!

by | 10 Oct 2021 | History, Music, Owls, Swans, Trips

On Wednesday 30th September, Owls and Swans took the coach to London to visit the Maritime Museum at Greenwich (the children were fascinated by Nelson’s bloodstained uniform!)  and then onto see the new Andrew Lloyd Webber – Cinderella. Everyone had a great time and thank you to all who organised the visit and accompanied us […]

Zoo day!

by | 6 Jun 2021 | Science, Trips, Visits, Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers Class had a brilliant day out at Colchester Zoo. Despite the rain, we saw plenty of animals, including amur tigers (up close!), sealions, orangutans and anacondas! We also had an education session all about the rainforest, in which we shared our incredible knowledge and learnt plenty of new facts. As you can see, we […]

Owl’s Trip To Colchester Castle

by | 2 Feb 2020 | History, Owls, Trips

On Friday 7th February, to tie in with our class work on the Romans, the Owls class took part in a ‘Romans In Colchester’ day at Colchester Castle. We began our day with a Story Tour down in the castle vaults. Our guide, John, explained the early history of Colchester just before, and during, the […]

A Trip To Ipswich Museum

by | 2 Feb 2020 | History, News, Trips, Woodpeckers

On Wednesday 5th February, the Woodpeckers went to Ipswich Museum to take part in an activity day based around the Ancient Egyptians. They got to handle ancient artifacts, try on Egyptian clothing and masks as well as taking part in lots of fun activities. The children enjoyed crawling through the tunnel into the tomb and […]

Museum of East Anglian Life

by | 11 Nov 2019 | Kingfishers, Trips, Visits

On Thursday 7th November Kingfisher Class went on their trip to the Museum of East Anglian Life. The children were very excited when they saw they were travelling on a double decker coach. The children took part in their learning session. The children listened carefully to what Jo had to say. She asked them questions […]

A Rather Regal Day Out

by | 11 Nov 2019 | History, Swans, Trips, Visits

On Friday 8th November, Swans took a trip out to Framlingham Castle. We couldn’t resist a trip to the Castle on the Hill as Queen Mary I resided there in 1553. We had a good look around the castle, and the children were brilliant at looking at the evidence in the stone to decide what […]

National Forestry Day

by | 3 Mar 2019 | Community, News, Trips

On Thursday 21st March we celebrated ‘National Forestry Day’ with the children from Orchard Barns. They sent us a letter inviting us to take part in a bug house building competition. The children worked in groups creating a bug home. They collected different materials from the wood area and worked together to build their structure. […]