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Year 3 visit Vikings in York residential!

After half term, Year 3 went to York for 3 fun-filled days on their residential trip as part of their Viking topic.

We took 45 children plus 8 Year 6 helpers to York for 3 days and they had a fantastic time! On Wednesday, we arrived and went for a guided tour of York Minster where we learned more about how it was built and who St Peter was. We then settled back at the hostel and the children enjoyed building Viking long ships and siege engines as part of their team building activities.

On Thursday morning we enjoyed our first activity of the day which was making Viking bread – yum!

Then we visited the DIG centre and Jorvik Viking centre which involved going on a ride around a reconstruction of a Viking settlement and digging around like an archaeologist to learn more about the past. The children most enjoyed seeing the biggest fossilised Viking poo ever found in Britain! Yuck!

On our final day we had workshop at the National Rail Museum about speed and were then able to look around the  trains, even being allowed to sit on an old 1st class carriage! The gift shop was also popular!

The children had a fantastic time, enjoying all the activities and experiencing Jorvik in the time of the Vikings. They all behaved brilliantly and were responsible and organised during the entire 3 days. The children were a credit to the school and their parents and we now have lots of new learning that we can apply in our topic lessons.

Miss Wilcox and the Year 3/4 Team.