Author Archives: Madeleine Owen

This week we have been learning about Ernest Shackleton as part of our ‘Famous for More than 5 Minutes’ topic. We learnt about Shackleton and his teams’ expedition to Antarctica on the ship Endurance in 1914. To help with our learning, we took a trip to Antarctica ourselves, following in the footsteps of Shackleton!! We learnt that Endurance got stuck in the ice in the Weddell Sea. Then Shackleton and his crew had to travel to Elephant Island and stay there while Shackleton took the brave decision of rowing to the nearest whaling station to get help!

We couldn’t believe that this trip took them two years in total and were happy to hear that all crew members survived!!

Here are a few photos of us recreating Shackleton’s brave and courageous expedition!

In science last week, we found about about a twelve year old girl called Tarik who lives in Ethiopia. We watched her five mile walk to collect dirty water from a stream that is shared by animals and almost a thousand other people! We found out that the water that she takes to her family… Continue Reading

Class River had a great time learning how to make pasta at Harts Barn! We now have a class full of chefs!! In topic we have been learning about Europe and this week we focused on the country of Italy. We found out that Italy is famous for lots of its delicious food, so we… Continue Reading

Wednesday 21st July was a very emotional day. We spent the day together playing games, signing t-shirts and remembering our funny moments through the year. We went round to look at our beautiful tiles on the wall before we got ready for our leavers’ service and an afternoon of watery and colourful fun. Good luck… Continue Reading

On Wednesday 21st July 2021, we buried our Covid Time Capsule. It was really exciting to see the things that were going into the capsule and to think that in many years, the future children at Huntley School will find out all about what life has been like for us over the last 18 months!… Continue Reading

Classes Ocean and Stream had a wonderful time at Ocean on Sea this morning. We loved taking part in all of the activities and having fun with our friends and buddies! A huge thank you to the PTFA for all of their hard work in organising such a memorable and exciting event!! Continue Reading

Class River had an amazing time at Huntley on Sea! We enjoyed ice creams, bouncing on the bouncy castle and all the fun and games of being by the seaside! Thank you very much to the PTFA for providing us with such a fun afternoon by the sea!! Continue Reading

This term Class River have been working on a very important task in DT… We have been making kites for our very own kite festival! The children have been working incredibly hard all term to design and create their kites. I have been so impressed by all of their super efforts! We were lucky enough… Continue Reading

Please be aware that there is an additional annex to our Child protection and safeguarding Policy, inline with national guidance during the Covid-19 outbreak, It can be found in the policies section next to the existing Policy. Continue Reading

On Thursday, Class River were lucky enough to go to Leaf Creative to learn about the different plants and trees that grow in the rainforest. Jonathan and his team had very kindly built a model rainforest out of the trees at the garden centre to show us the different layers (emergent, canopy, understory and forest… Continue Reading