Pine Class visit to Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

27th June 2019
As a big part of our topic this term we are taking the children to study the plants, minibeasts and habitats found at Wicken Fen, a beautiful ancient Fenland landscape. The activities will be led by the National Trust Education Staff who are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about this unique environment.
 
The children will have three different activities to rotate through; pond dipping, minibeast hunting and Fen Boardwalk to study the plant life.
 
When: Thursday 27 th June 2019
We will leave school by coach at 9:15 and return to school at about 2.45pm.
 
What you will need
Come dressed for a day spent outside getting mucky, wet and muddy!
Old clothes…
Long trousers and long sleeved shirt/T shirt.
No shorts, skirts or short sleeved T shirts. Fleece/jumper and waterproof coat.
Sun hat
Strong outdoor shoes or wellies.
 
All of the items below should be packed in a rucksack please;
Packed Lunch (minimal litter please)
Water Bottle
Morning snack
 
Please be aware that hay fever sufferers may require their medication before coming to school. There may be mosquitoes if the weather is warm so insect repellent (if your child reacts badly to bites) will also need applying before school as will sunscreen.
 
We are requesting a voluntary contribution of £17.00, this amount includes insurance, travel by coach, entry fee to the National Trust and qualified education staff leading the activities. Please pay online using SIMS Pay (preferred method) or by cash/cheque. As usual any trip may need to be cancelled if not enough contributions are received. If you think you might need or be entitled to some assistance with payment please ask at the school office beforehand.
 
As your children are entitled to the Universal Infant Free School Meal scheme and those who receive Pupil Premium Free School Meals the school can provide your child with a packed lunch. You may prefer to provide your own which is absolutely fine however we do need to provide the kitchen with definite numbers in advance. Please pay £17 on SIMS Pay, complete the google permission link Pine class visit to Wicken Fen and indicate if you will require the schools packed lunch by Wednesday 19 th June.
 
Thank you for supporting us in taking the children on a fun and very educational day out which we are sure the children will learn a great deal from.
 
If you can spare the time, we will also need parents to help with the trip on the day. If you think you may like to help please let us know.