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Year 4 Trip to Reculver

Posted: 15th May 2024

School children at Reculver

On Tuesday 14th May, our Year 4 children enjoyed an educational trip to Reculver. They travelled by school minibus, accompanied by their teachers, Mr Anakie, Miss Turner, Mrs Rolfe, Mrs Cox and Mrs Marks.

Reculver is a village and coastal resort located about three miles east of Herne Bay on the north coast of Kent. The village has a rich history dating back to the Roman conquest of Britain in 43 AD, when a small fort was built there. Later, a larger fort called Regulbium was constructed in the late 2nd Century.

During their visit, the children explored the coastline as part of this terms learning about coasts and local areas. The children began their morning sharing knowledge of fossils, use of the water ways over time and discussing the local wildlife with Anna. They then went out down to the beach to explore using buckets, magnifying glasses and soft brushes to look find wildlife within the rock pools. Following this, the hunt for shark teeth began. The children scoured the coastline, carefully sifting through the sand, gravel and water to pull teeth from their hiding spots. Many of the children found teeth, some more successful than others with a special mention for Mrs Cox who found the first one, Cece who found the largest shark tooth and Arabella who found a cat shark. They also had a small wonder around the old Roman fort and Saxon Church where we were able to take a nice photo together.

The trip was a great success, offering the children a chance to connect with history through the finding of shark teeth nature while enjoying a day out of the classroom. Thank  you very much to Miss Turner for organising the trip.

School child on beach with shark tooth School children on beach with crab


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