The Year 2s set off from the Deben Pool this morning on their Geography field trip. They were investigating Woodbridge and noticing the variety of different buildings and landmarks as part of their topic ‘Near and Far’. The children recognised the Tudor buildings by their timber frames, small panes of glass and overhanging jetties; features remembered from the Great Fire of London topic last term – well done! They sketched the war memorial and statue of Queen Victoria which were a source of fascination. Next stop was the Woodbridge Museum, a treasure trove of artefacts and old photographs showing the children how Woodbridge has evolved over time. Bob from the museum was incredibly kind and told the children all about the architecture in Market Square and how the façades of the houses have changed. Back at school the children drew detailed maps of the route they took, including symbols and a key. This interesting field trip really got them thinking about their local area; how the land is used and how the environment has transformed.