Year 4 visit Mountfitchet Castle

“We had the best time at Mountfitchet Castle, learning all about the Vikings and how they lived. We were able to go inside Viking houses and we even put ourselves in the stocks! We learned all about how the Vikings cruelly tortured people and we really enjoyed feeding and stroking all the live animals that roamed the castle. The best part though, was using a huge catapult and getting the teachers soaked!” Elisa and Nazeefah – Honey Bees

Cadbury World

Year 6 enjoyed their trip to Cadbury’s World on Tuesday. We began the day with a tour around the main building – finding out about how the Mayan’s realised cocoa beans could produce chocolate, then hearing about the history of the brand ‘Cadbury’s’ and the process of making chocolate…we even experienced what it was like to be a cocoa bean! After trying some of their chocolate, watching it being made and trying our hand at writing in chocolate we enjoyed a well-deserved break.  The best was yet to come with a 4D experience like no other!  The screams of excitement and smiles of joy were wonderful to see on all the children’s faces as we went on a journey in to a fantasy Cadbury’s World. We ended the day finding out all about the Mayan culture and history – with Pavol and Anastasija dressing up as a Mayan man and woman!

On Thursday 10th of May, Year 3 went to Cambridge to visit both the Science Centre and the Botanical Gardens. In the gardens they enjoyed strolling through a variety of different areas; the scents’ garden was a favourite – one of the plants smelled like lemon sherbet! They had time to do some sketching of plants or leaves they’d seen – some even drew the beautiful fountain we came across.

At the Science Centre the children took part in a workshop called ‘You are what you eat’. First they arranged foods into food groups that they recoginised, then we focused on protein. Using beads as an example, they explored proteins and how they are made up of different amino acids.

The children and adults all had a wonderful day and the children represented the school exceptional well. Thank you again to our volunteers on the day who helped us make this trip the success it was.​

Cadbury World Trip

Year 6 had a wonderful time on our trip to Cadbury World last week. Anumi tells us a little bit about the day.

“What a enthralling day! We started the day by developing our understanding of the Mayans (the civilisation that found cocoa beans). I was astounded to find out, that Mayans used to use cocoa beans to trade with…So I guess sometimes money really does grow on trees! We continued the day by travelling through the different stages of chocolate development, from the depths of the Mayan jungle through to the building of Cadbury’s Bournville factory. Throughout the day we were given lots of different chocolate tasters and we even got to choose a topping to have on some melted chocolate (I had popping candy). I didn’t want the fun filled day to stop…”

Year 5 visit the British Museum

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Year 5 are currently learning about Ancient Sumer in literacy and visited the British Museum in London this month. The trip was an invaluable opportunity for the children to enrich their learning about Ancient Sumarians, who were an extremely advanced civilization inventing many things which have shaped how we live today. The children had a wonderful day, as they were captivated by artifacts (and real mummies!) which could be seen nowhere else in the world.