St Mary's FieldsPrimary School

Ensuring that each child reaches their potential and develops an enthusiasm for lifelong learning


Year 4 Trip

Dear Parents

Regarding the Year 4, Jorvik (York) trip tomorrow
We are very much looking forward to our visit to York and the Viking experience at Jorvik.
This will be a fantastic opportunity for children to experience not just historical learning outside of the classroom; but the historic city of York too, with its famous walls and cobbled streets.

Please arrive at school at 7:15 am promptly . The hall door will be open and here we will take the register before getting on the coach. The coach will leave at 7:30 so please do not be late. Please also collect your child from the hall when we return at approximately 16:30-17:00

Please check below for what the children need to bring and make sure that they have a warm coat (and a hat if possible). There is a lot of walking so shoes need to be comfortable for this.

Please also could you do a home COVID test (lateral flow test) either tonight or in the morning and make sure your child is well and has no symptoms before they leave

We have heard this week that the gift shop at Jorvik is not open for school trips sadly.

In order to make the most of our time, the day does start and finish earlier and later than usual. At times the children may be separated into smaller groups and experience the trip in different sequences, however they will remain under constant adult supervision at all times.
7:30am – coach departs St. Mary’s Fields Primary School
9:40-10:00am – coach arrives in York
10:20am – entry into the Jorvik Centre
12:10pm – lunch

12:30pm – travel through the iconic Shambles area of York to reach the York Minster and Dean’s Park
13:20pm – travel back towards the pick-up point along York’s famous walls
14:00pm – depart for Leicester
Approx. 16:30 -17:00pm – arrive back at St. Mary’s Fields Primary School

Children will need to wear their school uniform and bring their own packed lunch for the day (food will be provided for those that qualify for free school dinners, but not for those who would otherwise choose school dinners). Packed lunches will need to be nut-free and not contain any fizzy drinks. Please note that we highly recommend that they bring additional food due to the length of time they will be gone. For this reason it is a good idea that children bring a bag with them to hold their items, but please consider the size of the bag as the Jorvik Centre does not allow any over the size of 38cmx30cm. We ask that children do not bring electronic devices on the trip, as we cannot be held responsible for them, and that they do not bring any more than £10 if they choose to bring any spending money.

Yours Sincerely

Mr King & Mr Stanley