Year 3 Dinosaur Day at Hadleigh Country Park

In order to enhance learning in Year 3 next half term, we will be visiting Hadleigh Country Park for a Dinosaur Day on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th February 2018.  This trip will enrich our next topic, ‘Where Did the Dinosaurs Go?’ by giving children the chance to take part in a variety of dinosaur related activities (eg. fossil hunt, massive maths, land art) using the Country Park’s open spaces.

Two classes will be going on each day as listed below:

Monday 26th February 2018 – 3HH and 3GB                                                 Tuesday 27th February 2018 – 3GT and 3SR

We will be travelling by coach.  The cost of travel and the Dinosaur Day led by Essex Country Parks’ Rangers will be £12 per child. When organising school activities which will enrich the curriculum experience of the children, the school invites parents to contribute towards the cost.  All contributions are voluntary and, unfortunately, if we do not receive sufficient contributions, we will have to cancel this trip.

On the day of your child’s visit, they will need to come to school as normal; we plan to leave at 9.30am.  At the end of the visit, we will be leaving Hadleigh County Park at 2.30pm so, traffic permitting, should be back before the end of the school day.

Your child needs to bring a packed lunch with plenty of drinks and a snack for break time (no fizzy drinks).  Essex Country Parks promotes the idea of a ‘waste free lunch’ and we aim to support this by producing the minimal amount of waste and ensuring that we do not leave any rubbish at the Country Park after our visit.  If your child is eligible for free school meals, you can request a packed lunch on the form below.

The Rangers will continue to teach whatever the weather so we ask that the children are fully prepared for the weather conditions.  For this trip it is not necessary for your child to wear school uniform; layers of old warm clothing will be best with a warm waterproof coat, wellington boots and a hat, scarf and gloves.  We suggest the children have a pair of shoes (in a named plastic bag) to change into at the end of the visit, before getting back onto the coach.

We will need parental assistance with these trips, so please indicate below if you would like to assist.

Please log in to SIMS Agora and pay online for this trip.  If you are unable to use SIMS Agora, please return the permission slip and contribution to your child’s class teacher in an envelope marked with your child’s name.  If you are unable to contribute financially, please inform your child’s teacher by letter.  Please return reply slips by Wednesday 7th February 2018.


To view the full letter, please click here.