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In Class Ocean we enjoy challenging ourselves and aim to be confident and independent learners.

We follow the Year 6 National Curriculum and each term enjoy school trips or invite visitors to class to compliment our topics. We really enjoy regular Forest School and Art and DT opportunities.

During our First weeks of Year 6 we visit the Isle of Wight for a week-long residential with our Year 6 friends from our GloWmATCH Cluster schools. We see the friends we make on this trip throughout the year at other events and when we move on to secondary school.

We take part in a lot of sports competitions including; netball, football, tag- rugby, cricket, gymnastics and bell boating.      

In Class Ocean we enjoy being role models and have many responsibilities around school; such as being buddies to reception children, completing duties during our daily worship and leading events as house captains and school councillors.

Autumn 1 Overview

Autumn 2 Overview

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Gymnastics fun!

Check out what we have been doing in our gymnastics lessons! We have been learning how to prepare ourselves for a handstand as well as different balances and how to move like a gymnast!

Ocean’s Orienteering Odyssey!

This morning, to discover our new topic, we went orienteering around the school grounds. We had five maps to follow to collect letters and then had to unscramble those letters to find out clues! Once we had our clues, we had to find out the name of our new topic. We cannot wait to learn all about our Savage Planet!

Filtering Fun for Upper School!

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 can make them ill because of the bacteria and dirt in the stream. As scientists who help people, we designed a simple filter which could help Tarik to clean her family’s water a little. Today, we made our own filter to separate materials and to clean the water. We then spoke to Beth from Severn Trent who taught us about the journey that water has to get to our taps and how they keep our water clean. We made a promise to make sure that we never waste the water that we have because there is only 1% of usable water in our world!

IOW ~ Day 4

We have had the most amazing final day on the island, starting off with a long trip to Blackgang Chine. The views over the cliffs were spectacular on this journey, although it was very bendy and  narrow at times! When we arrived at Blackgang, we started the day with exclusive use of the log flumes and roller coaster; many of us braved our fears and Miss Bramley was very proud!

After this, we continued to explore the park which included the hedge maze, underwater world, cowboy area, spooky house and snakes and ladders.

After a fun morning, we then continued the beautiful drive up to Alum Bay to view the needles and watch the glass blowing and sweet making demonstrations.

After enjoying the free samples from the sweet shop, we took the long journey back to Sands Hotel. This evening we needed to pack up most of our suitcases and have a shower before getting ready for the final evening disco!
Lee the DJ played some excellent songs as well as our own choices and we all demonstrated some great dance moves. Although the room became very hot, we still continued partying late into the evening.

This evening marks the end of our Isle of Wight experience, although sad, we have had the most incredible time, made some wonderful memories and started some new friendships. We have enjoyed every second but we are also ready to come home now! We can’t wait to see you all tomorrow!

A note from Miss Bramley:

Although I enjoy the Isle of Wight every year, this year has really made a mark on my heart . . . This is as a result of the phenomenal children I have shared this week with! The behaviour from the children has been exceptional and they have represented Huntley School amazingly. Every single one of these children has accomplished something this trip and I have watched them grow into divine young people. I feel amazingly proud of all them and the challenges they have overcome and you should all be proud of them too. This has been a wonderful week, with super company, and a year I will never forget. I adore every single one of these children and I have got to to know them even more than I could have possibly imagined. Well done year 6, you are all incredible and thank you for being so faultless! I hope this has been the week that you expected and deserved! Now let’s go and smash the rest of this year as the leaders of our wonderful school!

 

 

 

IOW ~ Day 3

Today we have had a much more relaxing experience. We woke up a little later this morning and had a glorious stroll down to the pier in the morning haze. Once we arrived, we had a fantastic time winning prizes on the machines and playing some arcade games. Naomi was the champion, winning many prizes!

 

After we had run out of money, some of us made our way to the beautiful sweet shop to purchase some treats, whilst the rest of us enjoyed an ice cream  on the beach in the sunshine.

After lunch, it was time for Dinosaur Isle! We took a lovely walk down to the other end of the beach which posed a beautiful view of the cliffs.

We arrived quite early for our session, so whilst we were waiting, we participated in the sand sculpting competition. All of the sculptures were incredible and very creative, however Miss Bramley enjoyed the beautiful sculpture of our adopted donkey Thomas!

Now came the time for Dinosaur Isle! We had a super talk from a knowledgeable expert before having some fun exploring the museum.

After we finished learning about dinosaurs, we then went on the hunt for our very own fossils! We discovered many things including dinosaur bones, dinosaur footprints and even turtle poo!

We got back to the hotel in time for us to have a rest and tidy up our rooms before having dinner. Once dinner was over, we showered and got changed into our pjs ready to enjoy movie night! We took all of our blankets and pillows into the lounge and snuggled up to giggle away at Peter Rabbit 2! Of course we enjoyed many snacks and sweet treats also!

Well done to Maxi and Dennis for winning the tidiest bedroom competition! We all fell asleep instantly this evening in preparation for a busy day at Black Gang Chine and Alum Bay to see the needles tomorrow!

IOW ~ Day 2

Well today has been extremely eventful! After an early breakfast this morning, we set off to go and visit some donkeys at the wonderful Donkey Sanctuary! Unfortunately due to restrictions, we were unable to participate in the assault course or grooming, however we did not let this affect our visit. Derek, the sanctuary leader, gave… Continue Reading

IOW ~ Day 1

What a busy and tiring first day travelling to the island we have had, but a super day all the same! We had amazing fun exploring the Solvent Sky museum and most of us accepted the quiz challenge and won ourselves an unexpected prize! We were also extremely lucky to have such beautiful sunshine for… Continue Reading

Goodbye and Good Luck Class of 2021

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

Huntley’s Covid Time Capsule!

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

Our Visit to Huntley On Sea!

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