Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Whole school trip to Thornham

This week is activity week and today we are visiting Thornham Walks to make rockets!
We went on a coach.
When we got there we split into two groups. The older children worked with John and went off to make rockets. The younger children worked with the lady and went on a tree trail. We had to answer questions about each tree.

We found out lots of interesting things. A big oak tree was over 800 years old. Lime trees have special bark inside which is used for weaving into mats, rope or string.
We spotted a silver birch tree, easily recognised by its silvery, papery bark.

We found out about The Green Man

We think we discovered the 3 Bears cottage!

We found some chicken of the wood fungi growing on a yew tree.
We moved through the woods to the den building area.

We had so much fun inside the den.
After a quick lunch in the park we changed groups.
The younger children took their turn at rocket making.

We had to fold the fins and decorate them.
We made a very big nose cone.

When we had finished making them we took them outside and filled them with rocket fuel!
Then it was time to launch the rockets...
We had so much fun, the rockets went really, really high!
We were all tired out at the end of the day.


  1. It was fun,the best bit was the rockets.

  2. We went to Thornham Walks. We made a den and we made rockets. The best bit was making dens.

  3. I remembered we looked at the trees and made a den. I made a rocket and I pulled mine right high and it went right up in the sky. We put water inside them and it came out in a jet. It was good.

  4. Lauren took a picture on the bus and we went inside a teddy bears house and we saw a chair in the tree! Spencer was scared because he thought there were real bears. We made rockets and mine went up highest I think.