On Thursday 4th and Friday 5th October Year 5 enjoyed leaving the classroom and have a couple of afternoons outside in the glorious fresh air. As part of our study into the local area for our topic theme of ‘No place like home’ Year 5 explored the beauty and dark history of the Punch Bowl in a gloomy misty walk last Thursday. We saw how nature is reclaiming the landscape since the opening of the Hindhead Tunnel and enjoyed the peace and quiet of little or no traffic around us. The Sailor’s Stone and Celtic Cross took us back to years gone by of highwaymen, robbers and murderers!
On Friday afternoon in the most stunning sunshine Year 5 visited Undershaw, once home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes adventures. We discussed and analysed how the village has change as a result of the tunnel. We noticed shops empty and businesses struggling as passing traffic has been reduced drastically. We looked for clues of Hindhead’s history which dates back to the Tudors and discussed how the architecture has changed. We noticed lots of new houses built or in the process of being built and thought about why that might be. Thanks so much to the parent volunteers who came with us last week, we enjoyed the chance to orientate, navigate and explore very much.