Year 5 Trips – Spring Term 2019

11th February 2019


There are exciting adventures ahead for Year 5! Below are the details of three trips we will be taking the children on next half-term. We may require additional adults on the trips, so if you are able to volunteer on any particular date then please let us know on the reply form. We are very grateful for all help offered, but we often have more volunteers than spaces. Your child’s class teacher will confirm if your help will be needed closer to the trip date.


Science Show at Chase High

On Wednesday 6th March 2019 we will be taking the whole year group to Chase High to watch a Science Show. We will be walking, so please make sure your children have weather appropriate clothing. We will also be having lunch there so would kindly ask for you to provide a packed lunch. This trip is within normal school hours, and we will be back in good time for the end of the day.


Church Visit

To support our Religious Education teaching we will be taking the children to St. Saviours Church to discover more about Holy Week, the celebrations involved and the meaning behind them on Tuesday 2nd April 2019. We will be walking to the Church so again, please ensure that your child has weather appropriate clothing for the journey. This trip will take place in the afternoon and we will be back in time for the end of the school day.


Braintree District Museum

To immerse ourselves into a Victorian way of life, we will be visiting Braintree District Museum where the children will be able to step back in time into a Victorian classroom and take part in activities involving many historical artefacts.


On the day of the trip we would really appreciated it if your child could dress as a Victorian. Please do not go to the expense of buying a costume, we will be discussing ideas in our classes so a DIY job would be fantastic!


5OS and 5CF will be visiting on Monday 18th March 2019.

5DS and 5LR will be visiting on Tuesday 19th March 2019.


The cost of the trip is £13.00 and we ask that your child brings a packed lunch on the day. We will be leaving at 9.00am and will return in time for the end of the school day.  Payment for this trip should be made via the SIMs Agora on-line payment system.  If you have not set up an account yet, please see a member of the office staff who will provide you with an invitation code.  If you are unable to contribute financially, please inform your child’s teacher by letter as soon as possible.


When organising school activities that will enrich the curriculum experience of the children, the school invites parents to contribute towards the cost. All contributions are voluntary, however if we do not receive sufficient contributions, we will have to cancel this visit.


If your child is eligible for free school meals and requires a packed lunch provided by the school on either the 6th March 2019 or the 18th/19th March 2019, please indicate on the slip in the letter.


Yours sincerely,



Mr S. Birkinshaw


Year 5 trips Spring Term 2019