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14-03-2024 Year 2 Shimpling Farm Trip

 14th March 2024                                                                                                                                                        


Year 2 – Trip to Shimpling Farm

Dear Parents/Carers


Year 2 have planned a visit to Shimpling Farm in line with our enquiry question next term ‘Where does my food come from?’. This trip is to a working farm and we will be learning specifically about bread and how it is made. Each class will be visiting on separate days as follows:


Cobras – Wednesday 24th April

Frogs – Thursday 25th April

Dragons – Friday 26th April


We will be leaving school at 9:15am so children will need to arrive at their usual class entrance, promptly at 8:45am. We will be leaving the venue at 2pm, to arrive back to school before the end of the day.


For this visit your child will need to wear warm clothes which must include a long sleeved top and jogging bottoms (as short sleeved T-shirts and shorts will not be suitable for the farm visit). The children can wear their usual shoes or trainers to school but will need to bring a pair of boots in a bag to change into at the farm. Wellies or washable footwear are needed as there is a foot dip that we will use at the farm. We will be outside for most of the visit so your child will need to be prepared, especially for potential wet weather! Please bring a waterproof coat.


All children will require a packed lunch (No glass bottles, sweets or fizzy drinks please). All children in KS1 are entitled to a meal provided under the Universal Free School Meal funding therefore if you would like your child to be provided with a free school packed lunch please indicate on the attached form.


The cost per child is a voluntary contribution of £7.00 which covers the cost of coach travel and an educational workshop. This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to experience geography and science in their local area.


At Whitehouse, we value the importance of trips as they help the children to engage with their learning and provide opportunities for the children to deepen their understanding through first hand experiences. Please remember that educational trips are not intended to be optional as they are part of our school curriculum.


Payments can be made either via the school office or on Arbor.  Please return the enclosed consent form and indicate whether you would like the school to provide a packed lunch for your child by Friday 19th April 2024.


If you have any questions about the trip please feel free to ask.


Thank you for your continued support.


Mr Christopher, Miss Blake and Mrs Gelling

The Year 2 Team