Year 3 & 4 Butser Hill Trip

October 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 3:15 pm

Dear Parents


To support our ‘Ice to Iron’ topic this term, Year 3 & 4 pupils will be visiting Butser Ancient Farm. The children will experience hands on activities at this experimental archaeological site, where they will be able to discover what life was like as a Celt in Britain at that time. This trip will be invaluable in helping with the written work the children will produce back in school.


Year 3 & 4 Trip

Butser Ancient Farm Wednesday 10th October 2018


Pupils will be split into 4 groups and rotate around a series of activities throughout the day. Each group will be taught by an experienced historian and take part in the following:


  • Archaeology
  • Wattling
  • Chalk carving
  • Pottery


  • Non uniform – please wear clothes that can get dirty. Lots of layers are recommended as it can get windy and cold.
  • Please check the weather forecast on the day and pack a rucksack accordingly e.g. waterproofs and/or sunhats and suncream. Children will be outdoors most of the time.
  • A change of shoes – named wellington/walking boots/sturdy trainers in a plastic bag. Children will need to change their muddy shoes before getting back on the coach.
  • Packed lunch and drinks bottle (no glass bottles or fizzy drinks please). Alternatively a picnic lunch can be provided by the school kitchen at the same cost of a school dinner. If your child is entitled to free school meals, we can provide a packed lunch for them.


We will be asking for a voluntary contribution of £12.50 to cover the cost of transport, and the activities. There is no obligation to contribute and no pupil will be excluded if his/her parents do not contribute. However, if contributions received do not cover the costs the trip may have to be cancelled.


Please pay online or in school no later than Thursday 27th September 2018.


Kind regards


Year 3 & 4 School Team