In Year 5 our children spend 4 wonderful days in the Cloughton area of North Yorkshire, staying at Cober Hill Hotel.
On the first day they visit Dalby Forest near Pickering, were they spend time building dens, before seeing how waterproof they are, following orienteering trails through the forest and studying one of the streams in the area of the visitor centre which gives them a real understanding of features in rivers such as meander bends.
On the second day they visit Whitby, spending time exploring the Abbey and St Marys church in the morning before walking down into the town itself to undertaking building and people surveys in both the old and new town areas. The surveys help them understand the importance of tourism to Whitby as well as seeing the shops they might expect to meet at home in Brough.
The third day is spent local to Cober Hill, with the children following a section of The Cleveland Way north towards Ravenscar Peak, before looking at coastal erosion and sketching some of the features they see. They also have an opportunity to practise their orienteering skills learnt on the first day in the grounds of Cober Hill. In the afternoon they have a talk from the National Park Rangers before preparing for the Cloughton Talent Show, during which groups of children showcase some of their talents.
The final day is spent at Robin Hoods Bay learning a little bit about the history of the village as well as exploring the rock pools which are exposed at low tide and some of the geological history that can be learnt from the fossils along the sea shore. The day is rounded off with an ice cream by the old coastguard station before getting back on the coach to come back to school.