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Headteacher: Mr Nicholas Plumb

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Year 5 went on a wonderful trip to Lynton and Lynmouth today

We had glorious weather and all put on our wellies!

This supported our learning in English, where we have been studying ‘Where my Wellies Take Me’ by Michael Morpurgo. We have started writing our own stories and the experience helped us think about what we could see, hear, smell, touch and taste when on a walk. The sights and sounds on our walk were beautiful.

We have also been studying rivers in Geography. We were lucky enough to initially be shown the source of the Exe and East Lyn Rivers in the middle of Exmoor. It just seemed like a muddy puddle! It was very interesting to go on to compare this to the river size at Lynmouth.

Otters class started their walk at Hillsfords Bridge and walked down to Lynmouth, closely following the path alongside the river. Whilst Grey Seals walked up from Lynmouth to Hillsfords Bridge.

At Hillsfords Bridge, both classes got a chance to get into the river to measure rock sizes, river depth and the wet perimeter. The children had a super time despite a few wet socks!

Both classes were able to have lunch at Watersmeet and observe the confluence.
Our guide Sophie, from the Exmoor Trust, said they were the best classes she had ever taken on the tour. Well done Year 5!

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