Year 5 in London
There were some guards at 10 Downing Street guarding the gates so no one could get in but we were allowed in and allowed to go to the door. The teachers pretended to play knocky nine doors on the door. John
The policemen on the door of the Prime Minister’s house had pistol guns. One of them showed us his taser gun. We said bye to the guards and as we left we saw the Prime Minister’s car pull up and someone opened the door for him. Mrs Opie nearly fell through the door because she leaning on it. Mason
When we went in Harry Potter world, there was a massive spider in the middle, like a tarantula. When everyone walked in they looked up and got a fright. Mason
There was a bit where we got told how to move and use the wands. In one room there was a tiny sculpture of Hogwarts and then we went through and saw it full size. Lois
We went on to the set where they actually filmed it. Mason
We walked along the Hogwarts Express and saw where they sat in the film and then we went outside and saw the bus which squished Harry Potter. Maddie
When we went around the Harry Potter world we had to find six pictures with stamps on. We were given clues to collect the stamps. It was just for fun. John
The lady on the bus gave us passports to put our stamps in. Lois
We saw the snake which eats the girl. And there were some pots and when you moved your finger around they stirred themselves. Maddie
We got off the bus and went to the theatre and everyone was excited. Maddie
In the theatre there were little square books hanging with words written on them. When Matilda started, all the square books went up so you could see the stage. John
There were books hanging down because Matilda likes reading. Maddie
There was lot of singing. Mason
We went on the tube. It went really fast and it was packed with people. It was busy. We had to take lots of stops. John
We got off and then walked a little bit to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and then we went to Buckingham Palace. Mason
We went to two museums. In Churchill’s war rooms you had to listen to a telephone and it told you all about it. John
You had to press numbers on the telephone they gave you and it told you all about it. Mason
We looked up and there was a bomb that had been defused. We saw his room where he actually sat and planned his meetings. His ashtray was still there. Maddie.
We went in a room and on the phone we heard Winston Churchill’s voice. Lois.
The officers had small rooms and tiny bunk beds. But Winston Churchill had a big room with a bigger table. We learned everyone had to be quiet when he went to sleep. Maddie.
The science museum was spiffing because there were lots of bits where we got to feel different materials. Also we got to see different watches made in different years. Lois.
Do you know machines which make fabric? There was one of them from olden days which was working. Maddie
They’d made dresses out of carpet and curtains and things we wouldn’t use now. Lois
Upstairs there were old aeroplanes. Maddie
We got to see an actual space shuttle pod which was all rusty. Lois.
At pizza express we had dough balls which you could dip. Maddie
We had a nice tea at pizza express. The pizzas were quite big. Lois.
Thank you very much, we really enjoyed it. Thank you for the experience. John
We would like to go again. I hope the next year it will be the same for the other people if they get to go. Mason.
A really big thank you. Maddie.
We’re really lucky to be in this school. Lois.