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Haverthwaite Railway with a very special guest…

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Beech and Holly Class enjoyed a wonderful day at Haverthwaite Railway in the Lake District.

As part of our topic ‘Around the world in 80 Days’ we went to Haverthwaite to enjoy a ride to The Lakeside aboard a traditional Steam train.  We enjoyed singing Christmas songs along the way and we were surprised by a very special guest…can you guess who?

We were shown the way to our carriage and got ourselves comfy.

“Eye spy with my little eye, something beginning with S…!”  Ho Ho Ho!

Santa arrived! He took the time to talk to all the children and told them not to forget a mince pie or two on christmas eve with a glass of milk and a carrot for the reindeer.

All the children told Santa that they had been very good girls and boys, Mrs O’Donnell confirmed this to be absolutely true!

What lucky girls and boys!  Everyone received a gift from Father Christmas and remembered to say a big thank you!

After getting our presents, we all enjoyed a merry sing along with Santa!  We sang lots of different songs… When Santa got stuck up the chimney, Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, Jingle bells, Incy Wincy Spider – The Christmas version! The Reindeer Pokey (a version of The Hokey Pokey!) but to name a few!

Mrs O’Donnell’s favourite song was definitely The reindeer pokey!

What was your favourite song girls and boys of Beech Class?

We enjoyed lunch with a beautiful view at the southern tip of Lake Windermere.  We were blessed with perfect weather for our day out.

Mrs Graham and Mrs O’Donnell got into the festive spirit and enjoyed singing the Christmas songs and playing the instruments too!

We got off the train at The Lakeside to stretch our legs, have a look at the boats and go to the toilet!

Time for Beech Class to say ‘Cheeeese!’

Our journey ended after lunch but we all enjoyed our special Christmas journey on the steam train.

The children…and some staff enjoyed exerting some energy in the play area before the coach came to pick us up.

Mrs Graham…!


Smiles all round from Beech Class after a wonderful day at Haverthwaite!  Mrs O’Donnell was very proud of all the children, they were all brilliantly behaved!

We even spotted a diesel train just before we left!  Mrs Fisher went to investigate and confirm our sightings!

Thank you Haverthwaite for a wonderful day!

Thank you to all our Beech class staff too – Mrs Graham, Mrs Fisher, Ms Winstanley, Mrs Yeh and Mrs Martin.  Your help was so greatly appreciated.  I hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as the children!  A big thank you also to Miss Walton for helping to arrange the trip for both classes!