Minibeast celebration day!

This week Ruby class celebrated the end of their topic on Minibeasts! The classroom was taken over by lots of different minibeasts such as caterpillars, butterflies, ladybirds, beetles and even a snail! The children looked wonderful in their costumes and we had a fantastic day thinking about all the different facts we have learnt over the last half …

Pre – School do their Dazzle Walk!

On Monday the children in our Pre – School took part in a Dazzle Walk to help support a wonderful charity close to our hearts. The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK is a charity that helps to support, advise and inform those living with the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes. The children came to Pre – School dressed in an outfit to …

Medieval sculpture making

Medieval sculpture making

Medieval sculpture making

Over the past few days, Year 5 and 6 have been visited by some very talented artists, in preparation for the medieval festival parade. Throughout the day, the children worked incredibly hard to create some amazing sculptures, which will be paraded through the town. They look amazing, wouldn’t you agree!

Pioneer Day 3

Wednesday morning started early with a lot of bleary eyed faces in Yukon Lodge, the teachers included! Once packed we headed off to breakfast where a choice of cereals, toast and a hot breakfast were on offer. This was quickly devoured and we headed off to our first activities of the day (Raft building, High ropes and Abseiling/Zip Line). Any tired faces quickly disappeared and were replaced with excitement and laughter.

Many of the children overcame their fear of heights and completed multiple abseils and climbed to the tallest obstacle on the high ropes (more than 10 metres high)! Afterwards all groups joined together on the field for some team building games. It’s safe to say that the children worked up an appetite and were soon asking what time lunch was. We settled down on the field, under a clear blue sky and warming sun and talked about our favourite activities. The instructors also handed out some awards to children who they thought demonstrated particularly high levels of determination, communication and teamwork skills.
It wasn’t long until lunch was over and the coach was calling us home. We quickly piled on, waved goodbye to our fantastic instructors and headed back south to home.
The Year 4 team hope that all the children thoroughly enjoyed their experience at the Pioneer Centre and have taken away some important skills and powerful memories. Well done to everyone for pushing themselves beyond their comfort zone and giving every activity a try!

Pioneer Day 2

Tuesday morning started early with all children readying themselves for the day’s activities by cleaning their rooms for an early morning room inspection. The bar set was very high and children tried their best. This was followed by a hearty breakfast that would fuel us for the day ahead.

It wasn’t long until we were hanging from ropes, crawling though tunnels and swimming to safety after an unsuccessful raft build. Activities today included: caving, abseiling/zip line, rock climbing, archery and high and low ropes. The children engaged fully in all activities and continued to show dedication and teamwork throughout.
It’s safe to say they are all looking forward to a good nights sleep.

Pioneer Centre – Day 1

Today Year 4 set off on our eagerly awaited residential to the Pioneer Centre. When we arrived we were welcomed by the fantastic staff who showed us to our lodge. Each group was given a tour of the facilities and shown the different activities which they would be completing. We were soon split into our groups and were heading towards our first session (Archery, Raft building, High ropes & Climbing). All the children performed brilliantly and were full of energy and demonstrated teamwork and problem solving skills. This was then followed by another activity before heading off for our tea.

In the evening, we gathered around the crackling fire and sang campfire songs which we’re sure you’ll hear upon our return. A number of children and Mr Stanton even took part in the good old pioneer tradition of Speed banana eating!
After showers, we settled down to a drink and biscuit before making our way to bed after an exhausting first day.

Year 6 enjoy post-SATs celebration day!

On Friday, to celebrate the completion their SATS assessments, Year 6 enjoyed a day filled with fun activities. The sun was shining and the children were encouraged to relax and spend their time outdoors as the music played!

The children took the opportunity to play rounders and football; teach each other new dance routines and play the game ‘Smash the Moustache!’ In the afternoon, the children also enjoyed a picnic on the field.

We would like to say a HUGE well done to Year 6. You have worked incredibly hard this week and we are so proud of your attitude and focus during your tests.