Trips and Visits 2019-2020

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.


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.   



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.


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.