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Reception trip exploring our town centre

Reception trip exploring our town centre
posted 18 Jul 2018
This week both Reception classes have had a wonderful time on a school trip. The children behaved beautifully and really got a lot out of exploring Shrewsbury together. 
First of all, we went to Button and Bear bookshop, who had organised gingerbread men and juice for when we arrived. We then split into two groups. One stayed at the book shop to look at a range of old and new books and carry out some story telling activities while the other group went to the highest point of Shrewsbury castle to consolidate their learning about the geography of our town. We then swapped over so everyone had a go at everything. We really enjoyed seeing the trains in the station from above. 
The weather was thankfully on our side and we were able to have an outdoor picnic in the grounds of the castle. The children enjoyed a playtime on the grassed area, playing some traditional games such as "What's the time, Mr Wolf" and “Stuck in the mud”. We then walked to St Mary's church (which we had become familiar with on Geography day) and spent some time learning about the church and churchyard. We were lucky enough to visit the inside of the church in small groups too, and have some questions answered by the volunteer guide. We particularly liked the stained glass windows which looked beautiful from inside!
We then enjoyed the walk back to school, stopping to admire the river Severn, on our way. Well done Reception for excellent behaviour around our town and for making it a thoroughly enjoyable day!