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Summer Term 1

Spring Term 2

Spring Term 1

Year 6 Feeding Time!

Year 6 took their SATs tests this week. They were the first set of assessments held since the start of the pandemic. To try and reduce any anxiety or worry, we invited the whole of the year group in for breakfast from Monday – Thursday (there are no papers on a Friday).

We were delighted that so many of the children chose to join us each morning. There was a lovely calm atmosphere, which set the tone for the day.

A huge thank you to Ms Greenbank and Mrs Price for organising the breakfast choices and (wo)manning the toasters so efficiently

Year 5 at Stubbers – Day 2

The moon shines over tents as everyone finally settles to sleep in the early hours

Good morning

What beautiful sky!

Rather than let the day and the wonderful weather go to waste, many year 5 children decided to get up around 5am to run around and play football.

The early birds on the pitch

Once everyone was awake and dressed, and awake, we headed down to the canteen.

8:00am – Mr Hill leads the hungry crew to breakfast

Enjoying the delicious hot and cold breakfast options

Breakfast

Yum.

Morning Activities Begin

Group 2 and 4 getting ready to paddleboard
Group 4 on their XL paddleboard

Caleb hands out the buoyancy aids
Drying off in the sun after a morning of fun in the water

Lunch Time

Sandwiches, potato, salad, fruit and a treat. Everyone still very much enjoying the food 🙂

Afternoon

All fuelled up and ready for more, groups 3 and 4 went up against each other in an orienteering challenge!

The long walk up the hill to the orienteering start point

The two groups of children went alone to find points set out in the map, using nothing but landscape features and as their guide.

Rolling back down seemed more efficient. And fun.

Teamwork makes the dream work

Teamwork challenge games

Laser Tag – Rumours are that Ms Silverton was absolutely ruthless

Dinner time

That cookie was a beautiful experience.

Evening

After dinner, everyone has a hot chocolate, a biscuit and a tidy up. Then it’s off for free play for the rest of the evening.

Enjoying the playground

The perfect place to watch the sun set

All is quiet at the campsite again. Everyone tucked in.

One more day to go.

Arrived! Stubbers Day 1

Year 5 finally got to begin the eagerly anticipated residential at Stubbers today.

We enjoyed a warm welcome from the staff, found our tents and bunks, and got settled in time for dinner.

Sooooo excited to be here!
Mr Hill saves the day by ridding a tent of an intruding arachnid. He’s now rumoured to be considering a career in pest control.
Tucking into dinner
All-important food shot. Very tasty so far 🙂
Dinner discussion: “Can 42 really be the meaning of life?”
First chance to get onto the football pitch after dinner. And finally the sun is coming out!

Taking it easy for a while in the quiet tent accompanied by some smooth jazz.

And now to end the evening with some entertainment.

Strings is Out!

Strings, the last Year 6 Opera project, is now available to rent or by on Amazon.

Those under 7 years old might find some parts scary.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B09XTSC4GS

Our current Year 6 project will be screened at Genesis Cinema on Wednesday 20th July.

Tickets are not yet available, but we will let you know when they are.

https://genesiscinema.co.uk/

Heading Home

The children are en route and heading home.

Here are the last batch of photos – thanks so much for the positive comments, feedback and support.

The children are on-track for a 4pm return back to school. We will text all parents if they are going to be more than 30mins later than planned.

🔥Campfire Time🔥

A beautiful sunset and a lovely end to an action packed day.

Dinner was as well-received as the breakfast and the lunch… Fully refuelled, we are now singing songs round the fire!

The children have been fantastic all day. We have some tired humans with us and the staff are expecting a quicker bedtime tonight.

We will be up bright and early tomorrow morning for a full morning of activities, before we board the coach back to New X.

Thanks for all the positive comments – we have been sharing them with the children.

Feel free to leave some for the morning.

Thanks

Mr Absolom