Offa's Dyke, Knighton - day trip:
Class 4 go on a history/geography trip to visit part of Offa’s Dyke in Knighton. This enhances their study of our Anglo Saxon topic and helps the children to bring local history to life. As well as discovering more about the Anglo Saxons and the Dyke, the children discover more about the geography of the land with its natural boundaries of hills and river. We do plenty of maths about it too; the length of the trail, height of the hill and even the timetable of the local train that passes through the area. Weather permitting, we sketch our surroundings and noticing the landmarks around us, to plot on their maps. There is an educational centre at the site to do some indoor work as well as eat lunch if it is raining outside. All the details you need for the day are on the downloadable letter above.
We witness history in our local area by walking on King Offa's Dyke. This is a great 'earthwork' which was used by the King to divide England and Wales in Anglo Saxon times.
We will go to Malvern for 3 days and 2 nights. You'll really enjoy being independent and learning outdoors. You will get to know your class mates even more and learn to pull together as a team. Your teachers and instructors are always on hand to look after you and help you if you're stuck - just don't forget to bring your fav' teddy!