Tuesday 9th October 2018
Created by: Mr Michael Jefford
When I went to the River Thames, the experience was amazing. There were many parts to look at. There was bridges and buildings towering over the river, it was a great sight. The river was rushing by and I could hear the water screaming down the river path. This trip was definitely worth the wait. The sight was very majestic even if the water was dirty. When we were drawing the river it took very long as the river had many parts. I loved this trip and wish we could be there longer. Leon 5 Austen
On the 27th September Year 5 embarked on a river cruise along the Thames in the heart of London. Check out some of their accounts as well as great snapshots taken throughout the day.
“On 27th September 2018, Year 5 had gone to the famous, River Thames in Central London. It was one of the most best, educational trip ever!” the trip included the extraordinary river cruise which gave us information on the famous monuments we passed. “The cool breeze just swept my hair from right to left, when the boat started…”
“This helped a lot in everyone’s learning and it gave us some excellent knowledge….”
Written by Harshita
"When I went to the River Thames, the experience was amazing. There were many parts to look at. There was bridges and buildings towering over the river, it was a great sight. The river was rushing by and I could hear the water screaming down the river path. This trip was definitely worth the wait. The sight was very majestic even if the water was dirty. When we were drawing the river it took very long as the river had many parts. I loved this trip and wish we could be there longer."
"On Thursday, Year 5 went on a trip to the River Thames. The thing I enjoyed was the amazing boat trip! On our trip we went to London and we sketched the River Thames in our Art books. The thing I learnt on the trip was that London Bridge was the bridge with the towers was called the Tower Bridge."
"On our class trip to the River Thames I enjoyed sketching the River because there was a wonderful view in-front of us. I also enjoyed when we went on the boat because it was a fantastic experience. I also loved learning new facts about the Thames and London. My most favourite experience was going to London for the first time. This was one of the best experiences ever. Thank you Year 5 Teachers!"
"I found the trip interesting and exciting because there were lots of things to learn. We learnt a lot of amazing, wonderful facts about the River Thames. I liked this trip a lot because we got to sketch as well as learn. I found this trip very fun because of the river cruise we went on. The river cruise was perfectly normal but the fun thing was we got to be with our friends. Overall I think our whole year group loved it."
"On September 27th, Year 5 went to the River Thames. It was a very long journey, but we made it right on time. When we got out of the train we saw the London Eye. The London Eye was so close to me that I couldn’t measure how big it was.
It was my birthday on that day, I was so excited, that I was bursting around with happiness. We sat near the London Eye and drew what we saw. I drew the boat waiting to move, but it was too late! But I still saw other boats.
I was so hungry by lunch time, after we had our lunch we waited to go on the boat. There were two lines, one for the River Cruise and one for the London Eye.
When we went on the boat we saw London Bridge. London Bridge does not have a tower, this is Tower Bridge. Big Ben is not a tower but it is a bell.
Waving at people on the bridge will give you 5 years of good luck. So I tried to get their attention. Shakespeare Globe is the only building with a thatched roof in London, due to the fire risk associated with the material."
"My trip to the River Thames was so much fun! I learnt lots of new things and have lots of memories with my friends. One of the memories was when we were drawing the landscape and Sadie drew a Titanic scene where they were on the edge of the boat. I burst out laughing and fell on the floor on board the River Cruise boat. The tour guide told us lots of facts. I remember that Vicky said “If you wave at people on the bridges you get 5 years of good luck!"