At last, we can look forward to our exciting residential trip to the River Dart!
Week beginning 23rd May:
River Dart Residential
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See you between 6.30 and 6.45am!!!!
Y6 Residential Trip to River Dart - 23rd to 27th May 2016
CLOTHING LIST - please get the children to help with packing so they know what clothing they have!
All items of clothing should be marked with your NAME
• Slippers (for indoor use only)
• 2 pairs of Trainers (1 pair for wet use)
• Wellington Boots - needed for Caving
• 2 pairs swimming Trunks/Costumes
• Pyjamas/Night Clothes
• 2 Large Towels
• Wash Kit
• Torch plus spare Batteries
• Unbreakable Water Bottle (very important)
• Small Rucksack
• Black Bin Bags
• Socks (lots)
• Waterproofs – Jacket and Trousers
• Baseball hat, Sun-cream, Insect repellent (summer)
• Woolly hat, gloves, scarf, thermal underwear (winter)
• At least 3 sets of clothing for activities (*see info below)
The clothing needs to be hard wearing and, depending on the time of year, should include a fleece/warm jacket. This list is the minimum recommended requirements, the weather can be very unpredictable and should we have a very wet week, then it may be necessary to have more changes of clothing. Some, if not all, of this clothing will get very dirty – old clothing is by far the best option.
• 3 Pairs Tracksuit Trousers / Leggings
• 3 Sweatshirts / Pullovers
• 3 T-shirts
• 3 Long Sleeved T-shirts / Shirts.
It is advisable to have an extra set of clothing that is not used for activities in order to have something clean to put on in the evenings and to travel home in.
All specialist equipment, e.g. sleeping bags, climbing harnesses etc. is provided by the centre.
Our trip to the Natural History Museum helped the children consolidate their learning in Geography and Science.
We visited the Red Zone galleries, which were all about the Earth.
After journeying through the 'centre of the Earth', we visited:
Through film footage, exhibits, interactive games and thefamous earthquake simulator, the children explored how the powers within the Earth shape the world in which we live in the Volcanoes and Earthquakes gallery.
They looked at fossils from a time when all Earth's continents were joined, and the animals that evolved after the continents separated. On display were: lava bombs, volcanic glass hair, and crystals created under intense pressure beneath Earth's surface.
How has wind, water and other weather shaped the Earth? And how long has it taken?
We looked at dramatic rock and mountain formations and a giant stalagmite, and find out how they formed. We found out how stones change shape and explored interactive exhibits.
Full of sparkle! This was Ms Collinson's favourite!. In this gallery, we discovered minerals, gemstones and rocks.
The glittering display included everything from gold nuggets to Stonehenge rock and kryptonite. Information explained how diamonds are formed and cut. Other things to look at included:
This gallery explored the evolution of life on our planet.
Things to see included early sea creatures, dinosaurs, mammals and ancient fossils. The children were taken on a journey through time from the big bang to the present. Information told how our solar system was formed, and explained about the variety of life that has lived on our planet. A great video, using the analogy of a clock, showed just how late humans arrived on the scene.
These guys certainly left a lasting impression in the Evolution Gallery where the children met theirancient relatives, trace the origins and evolution of our species, and explored what makes us human.
There is so much more to see and do at the Natural History Museum, so if you are thinking of a day out, this is a fantastic place to visit with your family - and it's free!
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