Trips and Visits 2019-2020

Old Trafford: Manchester United V FC Astana

Fourteen lucky pupils from Year Six travelled to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United play against FC Astana.  It was the first game in the 2019/2020 UEFA Europe League.  Pupils were amazed at the size of the Old Trafford grounds, which has a capacity of 75,000, and has been United’s home ground since 1910.  Pupils watched the game with excitement and it wasn’t until the 73rd minute when Bradford born youngster Mason Greenwood scored for Manchester.  It was a great goal which sent the crowd up in cheers.  The whole experience was amazing for our pupils, which for most was the first time in a major football ground.  


Cartwright Hall: Year 6: Portraits

Year 6 pupils spent the day at Cartwright Hall learning about drawing portraits.  The workshop covered how to study the face and understand its construction and how to avoid common mistakes in drawing.  Pupils looked at some art pieces in the museum then tried their hand at drawing them.  This progressed to drawing other art work and then drawing each other.  Our pupils produced some excellent artwork and portraits. 



Tour De Bradford: Year 3

Pupils have been learning about Bradford and its geographical features.  They have been looking into the differences in urban and rural areas of Bradford.  To understand this further they have been on a Tour De Bradford.  The tour covered visiting many areas of the Bradford district to see and experience first-hand the geographical features and sights of each location.  Pupils visited and travelled through; Oxenhope, Howarth, Harden (St Ives), Baildon (Trig point), Thackley, Greengates, Eccleshill, Bd3, Bd1 and back to Bd7.  The visit gave our pupils a better understanding of the district they live in.    



Cartwright Hall: Year 4:  Impressionism

Pupils from Year 4 visited Cartwright Hall to learn about impressionist style art.  Impressionism developed in the nineteenth century and is based on the practice of painting out of doors and spontaneously ‘on the spot’ rather than in a studio from sketches.  Main impressionist subjects were landscapes and scenes of everyday life.  They also talked about ‘impasto in art’.  Impasto is a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface in very thick layers, usually thick enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible.  During the visit our pupils were taken through the galleries and given an opportunity to draw some of the displayed art work.  They looked at three paintings; the ‘Garden of Enchantment’ from ‘Parsifal’ 1914, the ‘Harvester’s Supper’ 1903, and the ‘Boy and the Man’ 1908.  They also went outside into the gardens and drew their own impressionist style art of the surroundings.  This was then coloured by using wax pastels and blended with water.  This resulted in some marvellous art work by our pupils.


Buckden House: Year 6 Residential:

Pupils from Year six enjoyed the annual residential trip to Buckden House.  The trip is great for our pupils as they get the opportunity to embrace new challenges, develop teamwork and relational skills, build their resilience and conquer fears as well as spend time with their friends in a new setting.  Pupils were involved in a range of adventurous activities such as ghyll scrambling, caving, high ropes, village study, team building and healthy walks to see and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.  Our pupils got stuck in and had lots of fun doing the activities.  They also enjoyed a campfire where they toasted marshmallows and watched a mini fireworks display.  The whole experience was amazing.  Buckden is most certainly a very stunning and peaceful place.

Buckden is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England.  Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Buckden is situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and on the east bank of the River Wharfe in Wharfedale.   The village of Buckden is situated where Buckden Gill, which rises on Buckden Pike, joins the River Wharfe.  Buckden Pike is a fell at the head of Wharfedale, a valley in the Yorkshire Dales that stands above the village of Buckden


                                                                     Caving:  (CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)

                                                                     High ropes: (CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)

                                                 Campfire, marshmallows and fireworks:  (CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)

                                                                  Ghyll scrambling: (CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)

                                                     Buckden challenge and walking: (CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)

                                                          Indoor activity: Post cards: (CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)

                                                                        Local study: (CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)

Cartwright Hall: Year 1: Drawing

Year 1 pupils spent the day at Cartwright Hall looking at the artwork and learning new drawing skills and techniques.  


Industrial Museum: Year 3:

Year 3 visited the Bradford Industrial Museum to learn about the Industrial Revolution and the wool history of Bradford.   Pupils learned how wool is turned into cloth and how the old looms worked.  They saw old machines in action and even got some hands-on experience using some mini wool looms. There are many processes which wool goes through before it can be turned into cloth.  

Bradford Industrial Museum, established 1974 in Moorside Mills, Eccleshill, specializes in relics of local industry, especially printing and textile machinery.  In the 19th century, Bradford was famous for its worsted cloth, although life was hard for the workers, the mill owners lived a much better life.  


Cartwright Hall: Year 3: David Hockney workshop:

Pupils from Year 3 visited the Cartwright Hall Museum to participate in a David Hockney workshop.  The workshop provided an introduction to Bradford artist David Hockney and his artwork.  Pupils explored David Hockney’s sketches, printing, paper pulp and ipad artwork then created their own ‘techniques’ page.   They put what they had seen into action to produce their own amazing works of art.  They also explored the new David Hockney gallery and tried out some of his techniques including printing & ipad drawing.   


Cartwright Hall: Year 6: Early Islamic Civilisation:

Pupils spent the day at Cartwright Hall learning about the early history of Islamic civilisation including Baghdad from CE 900 and compared it to what was going on in Western Europe at around the same time. They also touched on the effects of religion on culture and architecture, the development and maintenance of global trade networks and the history of intellectual and philosophical thought in both areas.  Using artwork and artefacts pupils explored the historic origins of early Islamic civilisation and its influences and contribution to world culture. 


YORK: Jorvik Viking Centre & DIG: Year 4: Vikings:

Year 4 pupils visited the City of York to explore the world of Vikings.  They visited the Jorvik Viking Centre and the DIG. 

JORVIK Viking Centre:

On arrival at JORVIK Viking Centre visitors are invited to board a specially commissioned time machine the doors are sealed and with some degree of light turbulence, you are hurtled backwards through time, creating the very real sensation of high-speed time travel! In-flight entertainment consists of a film showing the changing style and appearance of York’s streets and residents, as passengers are taken backwards in time through the centuries. With a sudden jolt the time machine malfunctions and speeds back too far, to the year 866AD, the year when Vikings invaded the city of York!   The latest technology greets time-travellers as they board the suspended, six-seater, time capsules. Starting at the year 866AD, the capsules transports visitors through the war-like early Viking era and forward more than 100 years to the city of York, or JORVIK as it was known, in AD975.

What is DIG?

DIG is a hands-on archaeological adventure giving children the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history.  With four special in-door excavation pits, all based on real-life digs in the city and filled with replica Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian finds, children grab a trowel and explore how people lived in these times.   Children can get hands on with history and actually touch finds from previous YAT digs, including pottery, bone and even antlers.  They can discover what these artefacts tell us about the lives of people who used them.


Cliffe Castle: Year 6: Evolution and Adaptation:

Pupils from Year 6 visited Cliffe Castle in Keighley to learn about animal and plant adaptations and evolution.  The workshop involved pupils working scientifically, using a variety of fossil specimens and sources, to formulate their own theories before looking at fossil sequences to identify change over time.  They learned that living creatures (animals and plants) adapt or evolve to survive in their environment.  The theory of evolution explains how primitive life forms have changed and adapted over millions of years to become the complex living organisms living on Earth today.


Media Museum: Film: Waiting for Anya:

Pupils visited the National Science & Media Museum to watch a private showing of the film ‘Waiting for Anya’.  The film was introduced by the author of the novel Mr Micheal Morpurgo.  The film adapted from the novel by the author of War Horse, Waiting for Anya follows Jo Lalande (Noah Schnapp), a thirteen-year-old shepherd boy, and reclusive widow Horcada (Anjelica Huston), who come together with their village to help smuggle Jewish children into Spain during the harrows of WWII.   


Year 3: Industrial Museum: A Victorian Classroom:

As local mill working children, pupils experienced lessons at Moorside Board School including copy-writing with dip pens, using slates and singing period songs.  Pupils further explored life in Victorian Bradford and the significance of the mill industry and local educational reform.


Industrial Museum: Year 6: World War II:

Pupils from Year 6 spent the day at the Industrial Museum learning about the Second World War.  Pupils were evacuated back in time to the Second World War. Accommodated in the countryside, pupils discovered life as child in 1940’s wartime and ‘did their bit’ for the war effort.  From learning in an ‘evacuation role play classroom’ setting to object handling, pupils were prepared for war effort in a range of activities to bring their own narratives and connections to life.  


Year 5: Royal Armouries: Conflict:

Year 5 pupils visited the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.  The visit was linked to their creative curriculum topic of ‘Conflict through the ages’.  They have been looking and trying to understand some of the motives that led to these wars and how these motives may have changed across time.  At the museum pupils participated in a workshop. 

Workshop: Roman rule: Boudicca’s revolt:

Pupils were transformed into Iceni warriors to re-live the drama of Boudicca’s rebellion via an immersive, hands-on storytelling session led by a member of the famous tribe.  They were put through their paces by the disciplined Titus the Centurion to see if they have the strength, power and pride to make it in the Roman Army in an interactive, high-energy military drill.  Pupils choose which side of the rebellion they supported at the end of the day.