Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park FoundationOn Friday 6th July the whole school visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster. We left school on a sweltering hot morning at 8:30am travelling by car and Bakewell & Eyam community bus. We arrived after an uneventful journey at 10am to be fast tracked through the entrance gates. We navigated our selves around using the parks map. Although it was a blisteringly hot day the animals all turned out to see us. We saw lions, meerkats, baboons, giraffes, painted dogs, ring tailed lemurs, zebras and even polar bears without any snow!

At 11.15 we entered an air conditioned classroom, for a well deserved break from the sun. The children learned about how to classify animals and looked at some of the artifacts from different species (camel fur, snake skin, tigers teeth, polar bears skull). The children also got to handle large cockroaches, giant snails and a skink. After the session we ventured into the park to find shade and eat our lunch. As it was very busy with other schools we perched on a play park frame. After lunch we explored further areas of the park and found more animals to investigate their habitats.

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Suddenly it was 3:30 and time to get an ice cream then make our way to the gift shop to spend some pennies and eventually onto the bus for the return journey home. Luckily we avoided the traffic and made it back to school on time for the parents to pick up some hot and exhausted children (5:30).

Everyone had a brilliant day which was evident from the children’s comments and chattering on the way home.




Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins
Tue 27th – Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership delivering the music curriculum within the school on Tuesdays for 5 weeks. This includes the launch of the Interactive Music Scheme Charanga.

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Thur 7th – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favorite book character.        Challenge – please could you take a photo of your child reading in an unusual place (they don’t have to be in their costume doing this), and send it into school?  

Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Wed 13th – Parents Evening – further information will be provided for this. 
Fri 15th – Red Nose day – Dress in your own clothes with one item of red for a £1 donation per child please. 
Thur 21st – Schools Together – 11am at St Giles Church in Hartington with Biggin Primary School.
Mon 25th – Easter Service 09.30am – location in School unless otherwise advised.
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins