Punch and Judy, Promenade & the Pier – Day 1 Llandudno

We set off this morning in the sunshine heading in the direction of the Llandudno and were pleased to see that it was equally as sunny upon our arrival. Yay!
First stop was the hostel to drop our bags before we donned our back packs, caps and lanyards and headed in the direction of the beach.
Having learned from previous visits, we ate our lunches on the promenade benches so that we could enjoy our lunches – not the seagulls.
We then went onto the beach where we thoroughly enjoyed playing, building sandcastles and being creative. We had fun working in our teams to make our beach art creations.
The next stop was a traditional Punch and Judy show that we all got heavily involved in before we made our way down the pier where we did a spot of shopping. You will be pleased to hear that we all have some money left for tomorrow (but that will no doubt be gone before we arrive back at school tomorrow evening!)
After tea, we sang happy birthday to Kyle whilst he blew out his candle and made a special wish.
Our final excursion of the day was a stroll to the promenade where we made pebble constructions whilst we waited for our chips to arrive (which were yummy)
Once home, we put on our pyjamas and had our supper of birthday cake and a drink.
We’ve had a great day and we are all safe and well but are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow when we can tell you in person for ourselves.
Night night
The Year 2 Beach Brigade xxx



Birthday Cake…..mmmmmmm!

Shambles Shopping, Jorvik and Dig – Day 3

Breakfast this morning was cereal, scrambled egg and toast.

We then headed into town for a spot of shopping. The children enjoyed spending the last of their money on souvenirs and treats. The fudge stall was particularly popular!

In Jorvik, we had a guided tour of the museum and also travelled through time on a ride savouring the sites and smells (!) of Viking life.

After lunch, we headed to Dig where the children learned about archaeology and took part in a Dig. They then sorted different objects from the past and found out about the uses of many objects. It was really interesting and good fun! They particularly liked handing round and smelling a fossil…. until they learned it was a real life Viking poo! Urgh!!!

With all that done, it’s a slow meander back to the hotel past some shops then it’s time to spruce ourselves up for dinner and the disco!

The Year 5 Yorkies x


Happy Birthday Aimee!

Happy Birthday Aimee!!

We are treating her to a fun day out shopping, followed by Jorvik and an archaeological dig.

Song selections have been made for tonight’s last night, birthday disco.

It’s going to be a good day!

Cruise on the Ouse

The weather held out and we enjoyed a lovely evening saunter along the river ways of York.

We miss you all lots but are having  great time,

Until tomorrow



Marvellous York Minster – Day 2 Part 2

After our lunch we had some fun in the sun in the park in the York Minster grounds.

Next up was our tour of York Minster where we learned all about the architecture and history of the building. We also watched part of the dress rehearsal for the consecration of 2 new bishops tomorrow – the Bishop of Sheffield and the Bishop of The Isle of Man.

Everyone listened really attentively and asked a host of questions. Our tour ended in a visit to the crypt where we took part in a short candelit act of worship.

Following this, we made our way to the York Minster learning centre for our workshop where we found out more about York Minster, its celebrations and masses as well as the important figure heads that work within it.

With the sun shining, we walked home for an early dinner ahead of our evening river cruise.

We will update you on that as soon as we can

lots of love to you all

The Year 5 Yorkies x

Terrific Trains and Transport – Day 2 Part 1

After a breakfast of cereal, toast and an   English breakfast, we set off, tummies full, on our walk into town heading in the direction of the National Railway Museum.

When there, the children had time to explore the many different trains across the ages from the Rocket, to the Mallard, to the Intercity and Eurostar (to name but a few)

After this, we made our way to the Learning Platform for the first of our two workshops where the children learned about different forces in the Rocket to Bullet interactive presentation.

Before our second workshop, Need for Speed, where we learned about trains across the ages, there was more time to explore the second hall of trains.

There was just enough time to make purchases in the gift shop before we boarded the land train, which transported us back across The centre of York to York Minster – our second destination for the day.

With the sun trying to shine, we decided to eat our lunches outside.

It’s been a good morning and there are smiles aplenty across the Year 5 Yorkies’ faces.

Until later



Additional Photos – Day 1

Museums, Merry-Go Rounds and Mysterious Tales – Day 1 York

We arrived in York after a brief stop at the services (which was an outing in itself) in time for lunch, which we ate at our home for the week – Huntington House.

Our first excursion was to the Castle Museum in the centre of York. The children enjoyed exploring the streets as we made our way there (and have their eyes on a few shops that they would like to spend their money in!)

When there, everyone made their way through the interactive zones, learning about childhood toys and pursuits, fashion through the ages and they particularly liked the Victorian street, which included a trip to a Victorian sweet shop before experiencing life in a Victorian school room.

After a trip to the gift shop, we treated the children to a couple of turns on the traditional Victorian carousel. It was then time to head home to unpack and have our dinner of minestrone soup, chicken supreme or lentil casserole with rice, sweetcorn and broccoli followed by fresh fruit and yoghurt. Yummy!

Our evening activity was a ghost walk around York, where the children listened to historical, sometimes ghostly tales about York and its past residents. When we arrived home, the children had a drink and a biscuit before heading to bed.

Fingers crossed, after a long day of exploring, the children will soon be fast asleep.
We will keep you posted on that one!!!

We are all having a great time.
Until tomorrow x


Super Sandcastle and Ripley’s Revelations – Day 3

It’s been another wet and windy day in Blackpool but it did not dampen the children’s spirits as they woke up filled with excitement, ready to take on the Sandcastle Water Park.

With breakfast polished off, we threw on our raincoats and made our way along the front.

2.6 miles later, we looked as though we had already been in the water park!!

What a time we had!! The children had a splashing good time swimming,  jumping in the waves, rapid riding and trying out the many slides.

Once we were all dried and ready, we headed to Ripley’s Believe It or Not where we learnt about the weird and wonderful.

After another action-packed day, our legs were spared with a tram ride back to the hotel on the Heritage Tram, in time for our dinner of either pizza or lasagne.

Tonight is the last night of fun and funky moves before we spend our last night away from home.

Even though there’s still tomorrow and more fun to be had at the Sealife Centre, we have had the best time.
It’s been great to all be together, having fun and making memories but we are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Until then,
The Year 6 Sea-Siders xx

(There are more photos today to follow but it’s taking a while to post so we will post them separately.