Junior Strictly

To all year 5’s and 6’s in the junior strictly group, this is the video of the jive dance we have begun learning. Practise at home. Look at how bouncy it is – knees up, use the balls of your feet not your flat foot.

And remember – Keeeeeep Dancing

Young Voices

Choir, as promised here is the log in details for the young voices site. I presume you simply go to the young voices website at www.youngvoices.co.uk and click the section that says children.

The log in username is: youngvoiceschoir (all one word all lowercase letters)
The password is the same: youngvoiceschoir

From here you should be able to locate the lyrics, some mp3 tracks and various other things so explore and practise at home. Have fun!

Frontier Trip Information Evening

Tonight was the information evening for the year 3 trip to the Frontier Centre. Do not worry if you could not make it as we will send home the relevant information with your child tomorrow so keep an eye out in their book bags.

If you have any questions about the trip feel free to ask them below or speak to one of the year 3 team.



Welcome to French Day!

Today the children are dressing up in red, white and blue to celebrate our French day. This morning the children tried some typical French foods for breakfast.

They tried some Brie – there was definitely mixed reactions. They also tried some Brioche rolls with jam; this was liked by most children.


Lots more French themed activities will be taking place throughout the day!

Final Day at the Frontier

So our last activities this morning were pond dipping and above and beyond for Groups 1 & 2 and the high ropes for Groups 3 & 4.

Excitement was high in the camps this morning as we prepared ourselves for the high ropes! We could choose from 3 things and could do 2 of them.

The Leap of Faith
On this activity we had to climb up a very big and scary pole that was extremely wobbly! Carefully we had to climb up onto the tiny platform and try to stand up.

Once we were stood up we had to gather every last bit of courage to jump off of the platform and try to grab the trapeze! This was really hard and everyone that tried it mastered their courage and got to the top.


Postman’s Walk
In this activity children had to climb up a ladder to get to the platform. Once they reached they had to edge there way across to the pole by using a rope for their hands and a top for their feet. It was very high up!


Gladiators Wall
In this activity we had to climb up a vertical course with different sections. First a rope ladder, then a spinning pole and finally a net. Children went up in twos and had a race! Charlie vs Miss Shipton was an interesting race…a draw to the top! Charlie definitely gave Miss Shipton a run for her money!

Overall a great morning of fun!

Well done year 3 you have all done brilliantly these last few days! You have behaved well, had fun and conquered fears! We are so proud of you all and have so many photos to share with you!

Group 3 & 4 – Raft Building

Our evening activity was raft building. It was raining but luckily soon cleared up!

We started by creating the frame out of wooden logs and string.


We then carried it down to the river and got our paddles. The barrels supported the frame on the water because they had air in. We had to carefully climb aboard our rafts. Even Miss Shipton joined in!


After our activity we took our rafts apart and then we all got back into the water for a little swim! The water was freezing!


Then back to camp for a nice story and a drink and biscuit. All children are in bed now although probably still far too excited to sleep! Night world!

Group 1 & 2 – Raft Building

First we put on some helmets and special life jackets but they had special sponge on the front. Then a man showed us, in our groups, what we needed to do. Then we got some wood and we had to put it in a square as this is the strongest way for a raft. We tied it together with thick blue rope.


We measured with the barrels how long we had to tie another two pieces of sticks to the square. After that, we put the barrels on and checked if it worked. We had to work as a team and carry our raft down to the lake. We got some oars to steer the raft. We put the raft on the lake and climbed on very carefully! I was in the front and had to climb on using my hands and knees. When we were all on the raft we got our oars passed down the line and used them to push our raft along.

We played a game on our rafts where we had to catch a ball and throw it at the other team to score points.

At the end of the activity we tidied everything away and then there was a little time left so we all jumped into the water for a little swim! We were freezing and very wet!

By Thomas

Group 4 – Above and Beyond

First, our group had to imagine that we had to trek through a jungle for 2 days. We pretended that Maya had broken her arm in the jungle, which meant that she could use her good arm.Then we went through a tunnel with PUDDLES AND LOTS OF MUD.


After that we went inside to have a story about helping people. We all got a wristband and then we had a little play on the assault course. We got to go in the aeroplane.

By Maya and Chloe F

Group 3 – Pond Dipping

Group 3’s first activity this afternoon was pond dipping. Miss Shipton is with this group and they had great fun looking at nature particularly bindweed which was very sticky and the children tried to throw it at Miss Shipton without her noticing…fun…

At the side of the river we had to use our butterfly nets to collect some interesting things that live in the river.


We then looked at the bugs in a pot with a magnifying glass on top and used a flow chart to try and identify what they were.


Frontier Center

Year 3 arrived safely and have been excited since we got here!

All the practising of making beds paid off for some but Mrs Lutas, Mrs Dar and Miss Shipton were still worn our after helping most of the building!

After this we went outside and had some lunch and down time! Miss Shipton and Mrs Dar set up rounders! Zaibatsu said the teamwork was really good!


Miss Slizys organised cricket and had a go herself! Daisy said everyone tried hard to get Miss Slizys out!


So far we have had no tears about missing home and all is well in the big brother house! More updates to follow after the main activity.