Isle of Wight 2015

The girls loved the evening sing-song around the campfire.

The girls loved the evening sing-song around the camp fire.

The cat walk was rather high...a more than a little bit scary! We were so proud of how the girls overcame their fears.

The cat walk was rather high…a more than a little bit scary! We were so proud of how the girls overcame their fears.

The girls learnt a few survival skills along the way...they will be be able to give Catniss a run for her money.

The girls learnt a few survival skills along the way…they will be be able to give Katniss a run for her money.

All dressed and ready for the dance floor...it's disco time!

All dressed and ready for the dance floor…it’s disco time!

All dressed up and ready for the disco on the last night.

All dressed up and ready for the disco on the last night.

We have a couple of birthdays whilst we are away...mmm, chocolate cake!

We have a couple of birthdays whilst we are away…mmm, chocolate cake!

Year 6 wanted to say hi to everyone back at school!

Year 6 wanted to say hi to everyone back at school!

The girls' shad to use teamwork and orienteering skills to find clues all around Little Canada.  There was some excellent map work that even Bear Grylls would have been proud of!

The girls’ shad to use teamwork and orienteering skills to find clues all around Little Canada. There was some excellent map work that even Bear Grylls would have been proud of!

The sensory trail was very muddy - everyone will need a shower before the disco tonight!

The sensory trail was very muddy – everyone will need a shower before the disco tonight!

The low ropes were great fun...and there wasn't far to fall!

The low ropes were great fun…and there wasn’t far to fall!

Another sleepy face looking forward to an exciting day!

Another sleepy face looking forward to an exciting day!

The girls were a bit nervous before the abseiling.

The girls were a bit nervous before the abseiling.

Abseiling was great fun and all the girls were fearless!

Abseiling was great fun and all the girls were fearless!

Sailing was great fun.  All the girls got the chance to helm and to crew and enjoy the splash of the ocean spray on their faces!

Sailing was great fun. All the girls got the chance to helm and to crew and enjoy the splash of the ocean spray on their faces!

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There were lots of smiles once the girls were back on dry land.

Abseiling was great fun and all the girls (and Mrs Pink too) were very brave!

Abseiling was great fun and all the girls (and Mrs Pink too) were very brave!

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Sailing is really hard work!

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The zip wire proved to be a favourite...some girls had to overcome their fears of heights.

The zip wire proved to be a favourite…some girls had to overcome their fears of heights.

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The girls had to learn a lot of instructions for dragon boat racing before they went on the water.

The cabins were very cosy.

The cabins were very cosy.

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The meals got a thumbs-up from the girls.

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Dragon boat racing was great fun…Mrs Pink and Mr Peters helped to power their team’s boat to numerous victories. The hail storm made the racing significantly more challenging!

The girls really got excited about the challenges ahead.

The girls really got excited about the big swing.

Year 6 slept well on Tuesday night after a fun-filled day of activities...they are looking forward to another exciting day, with everyone due to be taken out sailing on the Solent.  We are keeping our fingers crossed that the sun carries on shining!

Year 6 slept well on Tuesday night after a fun-filled day of activities…they are looking forward to another exciting day, with everyone due to be taken out sailing on the Solent. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the sun carries on shining!

Young Enterprise Week (12 -19 June)

Our Enterprise Week was a great success. Well done to all the companies who worked so hard, especially on the Friday Market day.

Look at the different companies and their products below. Remember that all profits go to our charities.

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Butterfly Biscuits – Reception C

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Have a flutter for 50p
Buy our beautiful  Butterfly Biscuits to have with your tea!

BBB – Beetles, Bugs and Butterfly biscuits  Rec G

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Magical mini beast biscuits – snails, ladybirds, caterpillars and butterflies.

All ready to crunch and munch for only 50p

Crazy Pop – Year 1

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Crazy Pop will be selling delicious fresh popcorn on Friday for £1 a bag.

Sweet, Salty or mixed… you decide!

Flower Power – 2N

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Welcome to our Flower Power themed enterprise week where flowers come to life!

At Flower Power you can buy one of our awesome hand-decorated ornaments and see the beauty of nature coming to life. We have fantastic stuff to choose from like hand painted pots, watering cans and cress heads to give you an attractive, summery garden. You can plant your own seeds at our stall and look after them until they grow in to beautiful flowers that will brighten your mood. Our flowers will attract wildlife to your garden too, such as bees and butterflies. We will be busy through the week and Friday is the time to come and see what we have done. We have been hand painting the pots just for you and your families so please do come and buy them. There will be excitement for everyone!

It is only £1.50 for a clay pot or watering can or you can purchase a cress head for 20p.

We will also be selling refreshments for just 10p if you’re hot and need a rest from shopping. Isn’t that amazing?!

Bring your house to life with Flower Power and come and plant you own pot! We would love it if you all came to see us.

Jeweltastic – 2D

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At Jeweltastic we’re crazy about beads! Choose from colourful beads, butterfly beads, star beads and hama beads. You name it, we’ve got it! We will be designing, making and selling our own bracelets made from beads, as well as selling minecraft designs too! Everything for just  50p or £1.00!

You can also pre-order a bracelet with your very own name on it! Amazing! Simply complete the slip given out to you on Wednesday and return it by Thursday morning along with your £1.00.

 

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Year 5 Swanage 2015

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Year 5 have been enjoying a trip to the Jurassic Coast staying in the picturesque coastal town of Swanage. We have been fortunate with the weather which has been dry but blustery. A full itinerary has kept the girls engaged and entertained whilst learning about Victorian history, Jurassic geology and nature. Scott, Emily and Sarah have been great sources of knowledge all delivered with energy and humour.

Tuesday
Good time made on the journey down enabled us to take the chain ferry from Sandbanks to Studland. Stunning views along the way with an impressively choppy sea.
Arrived at Townsend Centre. Just enough time to make beds, although some needed more assistance than others. All girls should now be proficient at making them when they return, do test them!
After lunch we headed out for a pleasant stroll through Durlston Country Park learning about the endangered wildlife and Victorian quarrs. Do ask your daughter about the gruesome story of Francis.
Girls enjoyed the evening activity of an hour’s swim with friends and teachers.
Understandably the girls slept well after the day’s busy schedule, regenerating for Day 2.

Wednesday
A hearty breakfast was consumed and needed for today’s walk to Old Harry Rocks!
The walk started with a pleasant amble through the town with Scott pointing out special historical features. Last bathroom stop on the seafront before the long uphill climb to Ballard Down. To say it was a little windy would be an understatement. Gusts of up to 50mph kept the walk entertaining with some girls experimenting how it would be to be a bird!
Old Harry Rocks were immense and the girls enjoyed learning about how they were formed and the story behind the name.
The rest of the journey to Studland was easier-going than the way up. Time was spent on the beach, making the biggest and best-decorated castles before wandering the dunes and finding out about its habitat and associated wildlife.
The girls were grateful when they saw the coach to take us home!
After supper, drama in Swanage amphitheatre was on the cards. The girls began preparing for their assembly for parents next Wednesday.

Thursday
Back in time today as we travelled the steam train to Corfe. Girls got into character to help their peers understand how Corfe Castle defended against the enemy. Stories of old were shared, re-telling about battles between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers, King Charles and Edward the Martyr.
A stunning castle backdrop for lunch, followed by a ‘spot the difference’ at Corfe Station, before the steam ride home.
Being girls, a spot of shopping was essential for the afternoon, which included an obligatory seaside treat!