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In Class Ocean we have fun and aim to be confident, independent learners.

We follow the Year six National Curriculum and each term we have a school trip to complement our topic. We enjoy Forest school activities regularly and carry out cooking and design projects at our local secondary schools.

In our first term we visit the Isle of Wight for a week with other year 6 children from our GloWMATCH schools. This helps us make new friends that we might go to secondary school with.

We love to take part in lots of sports competitions including netball, multi sports and kwik cricket.  We also participate in other festivals and events such as the Mock trial, bell boating and orienteering.

We have responsibilities around school. We are all buddies and support the reception children. We are also monitors with different roles around school.

Autumn Plan: Term 1

Autumn Plan: Term 2

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Isle Of Wight 2018 Day 4

We were all very quiet and tired when we woke up this morning, but we knew we wanted to make as many memories of our last day as we could. We were so happy to open and read the lovely letters sent to us from you guys at home during breakfast; it made us all smile a lot and feel extremely blessed to have great families waiting for us, so thank you all very much!

There were no bus journeys today, and this was a welcomed break! Instead, we enjoyed the excellent sunshine and walked down to Dinosaur Isle. When we arrived, we met our tour guide who explained to us what we should look out for, before making our way down to the edge of the beach. Some of us found some extraordinary fossils, including Dinosaur poo and a fish’s jaw. We spent over an hour digging our way through the sand.

After collecting as many fossils as we could, we walked back to the exhibition centre. This was a pretty cool place, as it included many actual skeletons of dinosaurs. We started in the teaching room upstairs, where we all shared something that we found out during the morning, and discussed our favourite fossils. Then we went downstairs to explore all of the fascinating items in the museum.

The weather was beautiful yet again today, so once we finished in Dinosaur Isle, we enjoyed our lunch outside in the sunshine. Next we took a long walk, all the other way back across the other side of the beach, to the Rock Shop. This is a lovely little store, full of goodies. Some of us brought some great presents . . . some of us brought ourselves some great presents!

We then made the most of the weather, by spending the rest of the afternoon playing games and challenges on the beach. We had a challenge to create a sculpture in teams, representing our time on the Isle Of Wight. Group 1 made a ferry, group 2 also made a ferry, dinosaur prints and The Needles, group 3 created the Sands Hotel and group 4 made a model of The Needles. They were all extremely impressive!

After our final evening meal in the hotel, it was time to get dressed up ready for dancing the night away in the disco. The disco room was complete with lights and a smoke machine! We didn’t stop dancing for an hour and a half and enjoyed a range of music. This was a brilliant way to finalise our time on the trip, and spend some quality time with all of the new friends we have made.

We cannot believe it has come to the end of our trip already, but we have had an incredible time and made so many fantastic memories that will stick with us forever! We are very tired this evening, and have to wake up at 6 o’clock tomorrow!! We are not looking forward to a long day on the coach, however we can not wait to get home and share all our stories with you!

Isle Of Wight 2018 Day 3

What glorious weather we had today, beautiful sunshine and it was extremely warm.

We started our day out today with a trip over to Alum Bay to watch glass blowing and a sweet demonstration. The glass blowing was fascinating and we enjoyed this very much, although it was very hot inside; The furnaces heat the glass to over 1800 degrees Celsius!! We watched a vase be constructed, as well as a glass sweet and a long, stretched piece of glass called fibre optic.

Once the demonstration had finished, we made our way over for a treat at the sweet factory. We watched 6 kilos of sugar turn into 2000 boiled sweets, it was truly amazing. We were particularly interested in the machine that made a huge, never ending row of sweets and we were extremely lucky to taste the finished product. It only took 20 minutes to make 2000 sweets from scratch, this is incredible!

Next we spent some time creating our sand sculptures, before we made our way up to the outstanding views of the Needles; this was especially beautiful because of the great weather!

After lunch was the moment we had all been waiting for . . . BlackGang Chine! Whilst we were waiting for our exclusive use of Waterforce, we made sure we played some fun games through the hedge maze. Hiding from the players in a hedge maze is pretty tricky when you are 6 feet tall, as Alex soon came to realise!

The flumes of Waterforce was the most fun we had today by far! We were given the privilege of exclusive use of the slides for 30 minutes, with all of us having at least 3 rides. It was shocking how sneaky some of us can be in terms of our positions, as to how we could make our friends the most wet! We had a great time racing each other down the open flumes, and loved the scary experience of the dark one. It appears Miss Bramley is not entirely skilful at water slide racing, coming in last place when racing the other teachers!!

We enjoyed the rest of the day exploring Dinosaur Land, Fantasy Kingdom, Underwater World, Pirate Cove and Cowboy Town. Plus the very creepy haunted mansion and crooked house! We even enjoyed a doughnut whilst playing on the huge play areas and pirate ships!

We finished the visit to the park by running around the ginormous snakes and ladders (steps and slides), until we were almost too tired to walk all the way back to the coach.

After dinner, we got changed into our pyjamas and made our way into the lounge, complete with duvets and pillows, for our movie night! We really enjoyed watching Peter Rabbit together and ate way too many sweets. This relaxing time was very much needed after such a busy day!

The hectic day’s events were too much for some of us, and we couldn’t quite manage to keep our eyes open for the whole film!

There was no hesitation going to bed tonight, and we were all happy when the time came to fall asleep, which pleased Miss Bramley and Alex very much.

We can’t believe it is going to be our last full day on the island tomorrow, however the weather is going to be beautiful yet again, so we are definitely going to make the most out of the sunshine, on the beach . . . fossil hunting!

Isle Of Wight 2018 Day 2

Wow, what an amazing day we have had today, with many of us struggling to decide on our favourite moment. After having breakfast at 8.15, we set off on the coach journey to Osborne House. On our way, we were lucky enough to stop off at the hover board crossing where we watched a hover board come in and leave. This was a great experience as many of us have never seen this before . . . The Isle Of Wight is now the only place in the Country to still use this service.

We had an exceptional day at Osborne House and Swiss Cottage. We explored in complete admiration, the beauty and amazing paintings throughout the house and asked some fantastic questions. We were amazed to see the nursery and the exact room in which Queen Victoria had died. A favourite room for many of us was the Indian room as the ceiling and decorations were unbelievable. After this we headed for the beautiful walk from Osborne House down to Swiss Cottage, which was made especially for the Queen’s 9 children! We enjoyed playing games and dressing up and learning what lessons these children would have studied during the day. The museum down at Swiss cottage holds thousands of strange and wonderful artefacts from throughout the world . . . the five-legged deer was particularly fascinating for many of us!

After a wonderful morning, we had an equally wonderful afternoon at the Donkey Sanctuary. The commitment and love that the staff have for these donkeys is phenomenal, and it was so clear how happy these animals are. All donkeys and ponies in the sanctuary are rescued from sad and horrible lives and cared for exceptionally at this sanctuary. When we were arrived we were placed into 3 groups to have 3 different activities throughout the afternoon; These were: Feeding, slalom (donkey obstacle course) and grooming. During the feeding session we met every donkey on the sanctuary, hearing all of the stories about the donkeys’ different personalities. The obstacle course was so fun! We were introduced to two little Shetland ponies called Ant and Dec (Dec was being very naughty) and we had to guide them, on our own, around quite a tricky obstacle course; These little ponies are much stronger than they look!

When we arrived back at Sandown, we still had a while until dinner, therefore we returned for more fun on the beach (At least it was light this time!) We believe the following photo summarises these events . . .

After dinner, we had some relaxation and reflection time in our rooms, before a night of games in the lounge. Alex however, decided to put the football on the large screen, therefore it is safe to say that no Huntley boys spent much of the evening playing any games!

Another excellent day, and Miss Bramley was so proud of us when 2 members of the public commented on how fantastically behaved we were in Osborne House, with exceptional manners!

Even more excitement tomorrow . . . BLACKGANG CHINE!!

Isle Of Wight 2018 Day 1

Despite us all having a long day of travelling, we have still made the most of our first day. We arrived in Southampton at 12:00 where we visited the Solent Sky Museum. This museum was absolutely fascinating, and we were able to apply all of our prior knowledge about World War 2 to new facts and learning about the Blitz in Southampton. We had a very educational talk, delivered by a specialist, and then watched real footage of the Blitz in Southampton and studied photos.

After this we were able to explore all 3 floors of the museum and appreciate the amazement of the fantastic air crafts; we even had the opportunity to be pilots and sit in the cockpit of World War 2 planes!

After the ferry crossing, we finally arrived at our hotel at around 18:10. We quickly settled into our rooms and then had our much needed evening meal. We finished off the evening by playing some games out on the beach, in the dark, which was very cool, and we had the pleasure of majestic views with a beautiful moon, plus reflection in the sea. We went back to the hotel at 20:20, showered and got tucked up in bed by 21:00 as we were extremely tired.

This has been a fantastic start to our trip, and we are particularly excited for Osborne House and The Donkey Sanctuary tomorrow!

GPJ 2018

On Wednesday 4th July, year 6 participated in the GPJ Sports event at Newent, and competed excellently. The children had to work as a team in a range of activities, including long jump, kwik cricket and end ball. Mrs Curtis was very proud of you all returning to school with a silver medal and scoring second place! What an excellent achievement!

Thank you to Ollie and Harry for standing in last minute to make the teams equal!

Dean Field Study Centre 29th June – 1st July

This years residential for years 4, 5 and 6 was a very fun and exciting one, when we visited the Dean Field Study Centre in Parkend. After all arriving and having our first evening meal on Friday, we then went out for our birds of prey display. Unfortunately it was too hot to fly the… Continue Reading

Bellboating Regatta

On Thursday 28th June, years 5 and 6 attended the regatta at Tewkesbury Sailing Club. We had an absolutely brilliant time and worked really well as a team. We displayed many of values, including perseverance, courage and responsibility.   Thank you so much to all of the parents that came and helped us, and to… Continue Reading

Netball Festival

On the 22nd June, the girls from years 5 and 6 participated in the Netball Festball at Denmark Road. The girls showed fantastic skill and team work throughout the day, with A team and B team showing excellent sportsmanship and support to each other throughout the whole tournament. Despite the extremely hot weather, we played… Continue Reading

Arctic Adventure Day

On Thursday 8th February class Ocean visited Denmark Road’s School for girls, to experience a Wicked Weather Watch activity day through the eyes of the Arctic. We had a fantastic day and enjoyed many creative sessions, including: Food Technology and Science with Kathryn Minchew, who is a professional chef and actually a semi-finalist on Masterchef!… Continue Reading

Resilience Day!

We have had a fantastic day today developing our resilience and (for quite a few of us) overcoming some fears.   We started the day with some great team building exercises, with increasing challenge and difficulty – including being blind folded and having to trust our team to give us accurate directions. Well done to… Continue Reading