Category Archives: River

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!

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

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

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

Class Stream and River went to ‘We the Curious’ in Bristol to find out about different materials. We participated in a workshop to explore which material was best for building a house.   What happened to the paper when it got wet? What happened to the brick and wood when the flame was lit? We… 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

Shared Writing Week This week we have enjoyed Shared Writing Week across school. In every class we have explored the book by Kobi Yamada called ‘WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA?’. The writing that we completed this week was shared across the whole school! The book follows a young boy who suddenly gets an… Continue Reading

We had a lovely sunny and dry day out at The Wild Place Project in Bristol. We saw bears, geladas, giraffes, cheetahs, okapi,,meerkats and lemurs. We learnt about how we can classify animals into different groups and went on a trail through the woods. It was a great day out and we listened really carefully. Continue Reading

Class River had a super time riding on the Dean Forest Steam Railway. We saw the steam engine being filled up with water and being changed, we looked around the museum and we even had a go at changing the signals in the signal box! Luckily we didn’t confuse any trains! Well done Class River… Continue Reading