On Tuesday, 9 May, Year 5 will be going to the Dry Hill Local Nature Reserve in Sevenoaks for a short Geography field trip.  The theme of this field trip is in keeping with the emphasis we have placed on map skills, geology and the local area in the curriculum for Geography.

The journey: We shall leave school and walk on local footpaths via ancient woodlands and fields to Dry Hill, a distance of just over two miles.  Along the way, the boys will be reading maps to help find our way and they shall plot land use too.  They will annotate a landscape sketch and learn about building materials and use of local resources.

At Dry Hill: Dry Hill is a Site of Special Scientific Interest: here the boys shall study how man has heavily influenced the site over the past sixty years, radically transforming it into what we see today.  They shall be exploring the geological history of the area, looking at rock weathering and erosion and studying evidence of wildlife and how that has influenced the site.

Please note the following requirements:

  • Boys must wear PE kit and school tracksuits.
  • Trainers (or similar supportive footwear) should be worn.
  • Some form of headwear protection from the sun.
  • A waterproof should be packed in the event of inclement weather.
  • Please apply sunscreen at home.
  • Digital cameras (not the highly expensive sort) are welcome.
  • They must bring their usual break time snack, together with a packed lunch, with drinks (please remember no nut based products).
  • A small rucksack to carry the things they require along the walk.

All the necessary maps, worksheets and stationary will be provided.

The cost of the trip will be in the region of £5 and this will be added to your end of term bill.

Please complete the permission form below by Tuesday 2 May, to grant permission for your son to attend.

Mr Ryde
Head of Geography