Category Archives: Year 5/6
Last week whilst year 6 were hard at work, we had the pleasure of taking our very well behaved and enthusiastic Year 5 children on a school trip to Roche court sculpture garden. We were given tours by very knowledgeable guides who took us round some of the sculptures. They even allowed us into the ‘artist’s house’ to look at a large tapestry of a work by Henry Moore, since we have been studying this well-known British artist. The children had the opportunity to sketch some of the sculptures including one of 30 foot acrobatic hares, which we thought was fitting since we are from Harestock! We were all impressed by the children’s excellent behaviour but also their insight and enthusiasm for the sculptures and their beautiful surroundings. One of the guides commented to the children “You’ve had some wonderful responses and have been so well behaved, you have made a brilliant impression!” Let’s hope this can become a regular fixture for year 5.
Mrs Stuttaford and Miss Clayton.
Y6 School journey – PGL Osmington Bay
Day 1 – The story begins
36 eager pupils arrived in Osmington – Dorset, ready for an adventure of a lifetime.
Firstly, we were shown to our rooms with our (soon to be known) room-mates. Time flew, before our first meal awaited us, after a tour of the site and some team games. Then we were faced with our first evening activity, passport to the world, were we had to find flags and answer questions relating to the country.
Day 2 – The tired Chapter 2
36 tired children awoke in Osmington Bay, ready for their first full day of activities.
Our first ever activity was Aero ball, which was an exhilarating trampolining/ basketball game. In Sam’s (our leader for the activity) 2nd bonus round we, (Fred and Isaac) got 520 points and altogether got 547.
Arguably the most exhilarating activity, Giant Swing, occurred later in the day. We were the first people in the school to go on the swing and we got a big wedgie from the harnesses.
Day 3 – A wet chapter 3
36 excited children awoke in Osmington Bay, ready for the dismal weather that awaited them.
The first activity of the day was the Zip wire, some of the children were very nervous for this activity; however we all enjoyed this activity, some of us jumped of no-handed.
Day 4 – A gloomy chapter 4
36 enthralled children awoke in Osmington bay , ready for their last full day of activities.
The terrifying trapeze was the scariest activity of the trip. A large pole stood tall and wobbly. Only some of us jumped off the pole but all of us tried our very best.
Day 5 – A sad chapter 5
36 sad and unhappy children awoke in Osmington Bay, ready to return back home.
Our last activity was Problem solving. The problem solving was made to observe and solve mind – blowing problems. Some of the activities made us move around objects and others made us concentrate.
After that the story ended, happily ever after.
By Isaac and Fred
PGL Blog By Charlotte and Emma
On Monday 6th March 2017, the year sixes went to PGL- Osmington Bay. On day 1, we came to school at 12:45 in the afternoon and said good bye to our families. At 13:00, the coach left school, with everyone waving good bye to our parents. As soon as we arrived at PGL, our instructor introduced himself and he took us to our rooms. We placed our baggage inside our chalets and headed off to the dinner hall. Every evening, we would play team games such as ‘Passport to the World’, ‘Cluedo’, and ‘Ambush’.
The teachers woke us up at 7:00 in the morning; everybody was exhausted after a two hour journey. After breakfast we got split into groups either 1,2,3 and 4 . After that we headed off to the first activities of the day. A few activities later, we all got together and had lunch- it was delicious. Some groups had the zip wire, quad biking, the giant swing etc…
Dinner was at around 18:00pm and we all enjoyed the food. The evening activities were amazing. We played Ambush! We had to hide while placing arrows for the other team. At 22:00pm we went to bed with another long day ahead of us.
After waking up and having breakfast, the four groups went to their activities. A couple of hours later, we had lunch and went to our rooms to have a rest before leaving to go to more activities. Where ever we went, we would sing a ‘repeat after me song’. In the afternoon we had to do more activities like trapeze and street surf. Then everybody went for dinner delicious! In the evening we did Cluedo – such mystery.
Every night we had room inspections the teachers were checking for tidiness and organization. Everyone was hoping to get the best points for their group.
Day 4 was the last full day of our trip. Everyone was now used to getting up really early and heading to their activities. People were upset about it being their last day. In the evening instead of doing games we all went to the disco, it was so fun! Everybody was hyped up that we all couldn’t go to bed.
We had to get up 30 minutes before our normal time we were all tired but upset because it was the day where we would have to leave Osmington Bay. In the morning everybody had to do our last activities at PGL. Our bus journey was really good everybody was having fun and after a while we were back at school and we were able to see our families again!
Osmington Bay. Bradley
Day 1 when we got there we found out our partners and we toured the site. We played ‘round the world’ game different counties in the world. The food in the dining hall was really tasty. Mrs Bailey was our team leader, yippee!
Day 2. I had had a good sleep, the bed was comfy. Some of the activities we did was street surfing, Areoball ( my team came second), first aid ( a good skill to learn)
Day 3 Had to get up earlier, that made me tired all day. Early breakfast because the was so much to do , early activity was quad biking, then onto zip wire, we all laughed when Mrs Bailey did that , although it was amazing she did it no handed. Sausages again for lunch, they were yummm. Giant swing in the afternoon looked scary, I went first and the highest , it was very high but fun.
Day 4 . I had a bad night’s sleep because my friends kept talking and being noisy. Abseiling today, when you looked down from the top I felt weird and sick, but I made it down 3 times. We also had a go at archery, I hit the bullseye twice so did some of my friends. Disco this evening: very loud and noisy but really good fun.
Day 5. Had to get up early to pack, Mrs Taft had to help to get everything back into our suitcases. Breakfast, cereal and toast as usual, then off to climbing wall. The wall looked impossible to climb, bits of it were really difficult, and I was able to jump up to the next step if I got stuck. Team games, lunch then onto the bus to go home.
The week was fantastic, I was very, very tired by the end, I did miss my Mum but I would definitely go again.
Osmington Bay 2017
Once we got off the coach, we arrived at a sunny Osmington Bay. We met our instructor called Harry he was a nice gentle guy. When we got to our chalets we found out who we were living with for the week.
On the second day we did quad biking and other activities. It was really fun! When we were doing Quad-Biking everyone could see the giant swing, everyone said how fun it looks! For dinner the option was Chilli. For our evening activity we did ‘Passport around the World’ and then we had the rest of the evening in our room.
On the third day we did giant swing , zip wire and another activity which I can’t remember. Our evening activity was ambush. For ambush groups 1 and 2 were together and groups 3 and 4 were together. We had to hide around the site and put an arrow to the correct direction and the wrong direction. The other group had to choose a way and go that way. If the other team went the wrong way we could shout “AMBUSH!”
Today we had to be up at 6:45! We had to do something called the 3 b’s. Beds, bins, bags. We went for breakfast at 7.15 and our 2 activities. Were rock climbing everyone was scared but everyone did it. There was a place in PGL called little Wembley. Where we did sports and Team games!
Megan, Kira and Taylor