We have made it to the Summer term! With many exciting days ahead from Maypole Dancing to Sports' Day with a little trip to SATs beforehand the Summer Term is full of surprises and excitement. The final term for our Year 6 children and one in which they fully become ready for Secondary School and the next stage of their journey! We will wish them good luck but before they go make sure we enjoy the remaining time that they are here at Stoke!
Friday afternoon update. The final activities.
Low ropes and climbing were on the menu for the morning today. Some of us (including me) moved from paralysing fear to being able to get back down the wall and others went from the same fear to huge confidence on the wall (that was several of the children!).
This has been a brilliant residential trip and our children did us proud. Osmington Bay 2022 was officially a HUGE success. Thank you one and all.
Mr Flint and Mr Barnard, WHAT A TEAM! Thank you.
Friday morning residential update. Even colder? Yes! 9.15am
I can officially let you know that we have the mastered the sleeping thing! Everyone got more sleep last night and awoke this morning ready for the morning challenges. So far these have been to dress, pack, have breakfast, move all the bags into one room and then set off for the morning activities. First up is low ropes which is followed by a rather daunting climbing wall.
The photos here were taken last night both around our rooms and also in the evening team building activity.
We'll be leaving site at about 1pm and should be back by the end of the school day. We'll meet you all in the front playground. If there are any updates about our arrival time, I will ask Mrs Barber to let you all know. :)
Thursday evening residential update. Sunshine, bitterly cold winds and snow! 5.40pm
After varying amounts of sleep last night (!), our crew has had a busy and exciting day. We began with a room inspection and Mr Flint was delighted to find shoes ordered and tidied in ways that please him. The scent test was interesting and we will be ensuring there are opportunities for showering this evening. Additional points were awarded to the quietest room last night but overall scores will not be disclosed until tomorrow morning.
Fears have then been faced in many ways throughout the day; on the giant swing and zip wire. Survival skills have been honed and some archery practise has taken place too.
It's nearly dinner time now and then tonight there is another challenge activity based around problem solving and team work.
The photos here today are a snapshot of some activities today and a few from yesterday that we've now managed to transfer from a different device having sourced some Wifi! We have taken many more and will ensure that photos and video footage are shared after our return.
I'll try to pop back later tonight with a picture from dinner time and maybe a few 'smile and wave at your families' poses. :)
Wednesday evening residential update. All is well in Osmington Bay. 9.30pm
Our time has been filled so far with super views of the sea, time for play and juggling lessons, much laughter, rifle shooting and the navigation of the sensory trail. The food is excellent with lots of choice for all. The younger members of our team (all those who are able to do a handstand without causing damage to their backs) are just settling down for the night. I'm thinking everything will be calm and quiet with 19 sleeping children in about 40 minutes from now. Yes. I'm sure that will be what happens. :)
I will attempt a daily update at least. Mr Flint, Mr Barnard and I are going to begin our evening 'settling down' encouragements now. I saw Mr Barnard holding a guitar. Maybe he's thinking of singing lullabies..............
We are the eldest in the school and continue to follow the examples we were set when we were younger. Now we are good role models for the younger year groups. Our classroom is one of a kind but everything within the room is useful, helpful, imaginative and inviting; even us!
As a class we are inquisitive, independent individuals that push ourselves to always work hard. Because of our enthusiasm towards our learning our class is filled with exciting lesson and creativity. We take great pride in our work and publish our best wherever possible. Every Friday our brains are exercised in other ways – we try to work out the challenging riddle that Mr Flint has given us.
As Ravens we know that everyone will make mistakes; it’s okay to make mistakes as long as we are ready to learn from them and try our best!
We are given extra responsibility from Sports’ Leaders and Playground Leaders to House Captains (a role we take very seriously and with great pride). Every year our residential gives us a chance to have a few days away from school work and a few days for our parents to rest too, everyone gets to enjoy them, Mr Barnard always has a go!
Mr Flint is available before and after school or you can make an appointment for a longer conversation.
Raven Class Teacher
Mr Mike Flint
Reading, maths, science, PE and Quiz of the Week - all in a day's work! We love to keep ourselves busy and enjoying our work.
Mr Kevin Barnard
This year we will be taking the children to Osmington Bay on Wednesday 30th March and returning on Friday 1st April! It will be a great experience for the children, discovering and learning new skills, finding new challenges and enjoying being active and outdoors. All of this whilst developing leadership and teamwork attributes! We can't wait to go! And I'm sure parents can't wait for us to go as well!
We are getting much better with our maths, we are so confident that we sometimes help each other!
Raven Class Spring Term Overview 2021/22
Raven Class Spring Term Timetable 2021/22