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Year 5: Trip to Forest of Dean
24 June @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
About the trip:
First we will be visiting New Fancy View Point where there is a ‘geomap’ which shows the Forest of Dean’s historical land use. The children will use this to learn about past land uses of the forest and to draw their own maps. Back in class, they will then use this to compare this land use to that of the rainforest in Brazil. In addition, there is a viewing platform, which will give the children the opportunity to see the tree canopy of the forest.
We then plan to visit Beechenhurst where our children will walk through the forest, experiencing the sights and sounds so they can compare these with the Amazon rainforest. They will also identify the layers of the forest and the plants and animals living there.
Required on the day:
- Clothes suitable for walking- trousers/shorts/ t-shirts (uniform not required)
- Sturdy footwear such as trainers or walking boots
- A packed lunch (no cans, glass or fizzy drinks please)
- A healthy snack
- Plenty of water
- Waterproof coat (depending on weather forecast)
- Sun cream to be applied before leaving home
Parental consent is necessary for your child to attend this trip and should be made through ParentPay by Monday 20th June by ticking the appropriate box. As this is part of our geography curriculum this year, there is no cost to parents and the coach will be funded by the school.
We hope this trip will bring alive our children’s learning, developing their understanding of the importance of forests in our world.