Thorney Close Primary School

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Visits and Events Information

Year 3 visit to Great North Museum

Destination Great North Museum, Hancock, Newcastle
Date Thursday 7th April 2022
Time 8:45am – 3:15pm. The visit will last the full day so please be on time for school and try not to arrange any appointments on this date. We will endeavour to return back to school by 3:30pm, however, please be aware that heavy traffic sometimes causes a delay which is out of our control. We will try to keep you informed of any such delays with a text message or Class Dojo. 

To help cover the cost of the visit we are asking for a parental contribution of £5.00. The school believes wholeheartedly in the value of these experiences, and subsidises the cost of all visits as much as possible in an attempt to ensure that these opportunities are accessible and affordable to all. However, the school seldom has the financial resources to pay the full costs. Consequently, a voluntary contribution is normally requested from parents/carers to make up the shortfall. This contribution is genuinely voluntary, and neither you nor your child will be treated differently if you are unable to contribute. However, if we do not receive enough contributions towards the visit we may not be able to organise such experiences in the future. Contributions can be made via the epayment system (link below).


If you are unable to make this contribution, then please contact Mrs Jenner in the school office or on 0191 5250808 to discuss a payment plan or to see if you may be considered to apply for a school bursary. Please note contributions may be made in instalments up until the day of the visit.

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About the Visit We would like to take the children in Year 3 to The Great North Museum (Hancock) in Newcastle on Thursday, 7th April, 2022 to support their learning in class on the topic – ‘Stone Age’. Children will explore the museum visiting the different exhibitions before participating in a wonderful Stone Age workshop and completing fun challenges. The workshop will provide the children with the opportunity to hold artefacts from Stone Age Britain. The Great North Museum, Hancock was purpose built in Newcastle as a natural history museum in 1884 to house the growing collections of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. To find out more about the museum please visit their website
Lunch Children will need a healthy packed lunch with a drink. The school will provide children entitled to a free school meal with a packed lunch. All other children will need to bring their own packed lunch.
Clothing Children should wear their school uniform and appropriate footwear. Please check the weather conditions on the day and be prepared i.e. waterproof coat.

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