Our trip to the Tide Mill!

Today, we went on a school trip to Woodbridge and Ipswich. In the morning, we went to Woodbridge to do three different activities. One activity was to do some sketching of the boats that we could see. We discussed how to hold a pencil for sketching and how to draw using shapes. We had to use our concentration skills to make sure we were being accurate with our drawing. Our second activity, was in Woodbridge museum. We had a treasure hunt where we were all given a number. Around the room, artefacts were numbered and we had to go and find the one that t matched ours. We then had to find out what it was. We then went to the Tide Mill. In the mill, we got to experience a working mill and watched how it worked. We discussed the water energy that was needed to make the mill work and how they controlled the water. We got shown how they made flour and we even got to try some bread!

In the afternoon, we went to Ipswich Docks. We had a look at lots of old photos and tried to find things that were still there now. We discussed what the docks were used for and how water energy and wind energy was important for the transportation on goods. We looked at the customs house, Isaacs and the window museum. We looked at the grain race, how far they travelled and what happened to the goods when they arrived.

We had a great day out exploring energy!