The curriculum at All Hallows is always extended and enriched by trips and visits which broaden the children’s horizons and inspire their learning. This term has been particularly busy! The Year 5 children have spent time on the River Wye as part of their ‘Rivers’ topic – they enjoyed some fun on the water as well as studying different sections of the river. Year 3 children enjoyed a visit to Moons Quarry and Year 8 children visited the Roman Baths. As part of their ‘Castles’ topic in History, Year 6 journeyed to Chepstow Castle and immersed themselves in castle life for the day, while Year 4, as part of their WW2 topic, have experienced the Steam Museum at Swindon as evacuees – even being ‘selected’, or not, to join the ‘family’ in question! Our Reception Class were involved in the preparations for the Shepton Mallet Carnival before lovingly building their very own Carnival Floats which were then ‘paraded’ to Mr Murphy’s room where they now have pride of place for all of our visitors to admire.
These day visits were supplemented by the annual October half-term French trip to Normandy which included children in Years 4 and 5. Phew – a busy term! Mind you, the children don’t have to go off-site to have fun – as Mrs Ball proved on an Indian Summer’s day in October when the Reception children took to the Colonnade Lawn for a spontaneous water fight!