News and Events Archive 2015-16
Isle of Wight Residential: Updates (June 2016)
Thursday 9th June
Yesterday evening saw the children enjoy the 2p machines at the arcade, followed by a visit the beach where they paddled and dunked Mrs. Chapman and Mr Stone! They then returned to the hotel for the quiz!
Today they are off to Robin Hill adventure Park, followed by Osborne House (rearranged from Monday) and the donkey Sanctuary.
There have been a lot of compliments from the public about how well-mannered the children are and how well they engage in conversation with others.
Today started with a trip to Robin Hill Adventure park, where children had fun tobogganing, walking in the tree tops and watching a falconry show. They were then enthralled by their trip to Osborne House where they learnt all about times of the past and how those are preserved today, before visiting the Donkey Sanctuary, where they will be revisiting tomorrow in order to have their photo taken with Bewick Bridge's very own Donkey Family (adopted this trip and named BOBS, which represents the names of the four individuals in the family: Blakey, Olive, Barbara and Sunny!
Tonight they will have a disco to celebrate such a successful and wonderful holiday.
The coach is expected back at school tomorrow between 4.30 and 5 p.m. (no earlier). School grounds will be shut as usual at 3.45 until the coach returns.
Wednesday 8th June
Yesterday was a busy and fantastic day. The group started the day at Dino Isle where they went fossil hunting along the beach. They found fossilised dinosaur bones and fossilised dung! They then visited the Dino museum and were given a talk about fossils and the Isle of Wight. After lunch, they moved on to Amazon World, where they saw Toucans, Penguins, Wallabies and Ocelots. Finally, after showers and dinner, they went to the theatre to see Fangtastic, which was, apparently, fan(g)tastic. Children were able to join in singing and dancing through the show and all really enjoyed it. The day was finished with a hot chocolate and everyone was asleep within minutes after such a fun packed day.
Today the plan is to head to the glass blowing factory, followed by a visit to Carisbrooke Castle and an evening at the beach and arcade, finishing with Mrs. Chapman’s challenging quiz.
Another fabulous day. The children were amazed by the glass blowing and the sweet making demonstrations totally engaged their attention. This afternoon, they visited Carisbrooke Castle. It was a hot day and the children are heading to the beach this evening once it cools down a bit. Then they will be challenged by Mrs. Chapman’s challenging quiz.
Tuesday 7th June
8.30 a.m. Everyone has had a good night’s sleep. Now awake, beds made, rooms tidy, bags at the ready. Waiting for breakfast. Looking forward to first activity at Dino Isle.
Monday 6th June
2 p.m. All arrived safely at the ferry port and are currently enjoying pre-ferry refreshments. Travel delays have meant they will be crossing on the 4p.m. ferry instead of the 12 p.m. ferry. Unfortunately, this will mean that they are not able to visit Osborne Howes this afternoon. Instead they will travel straight to their accommodation and unpack and enjoy dinner, before beginning excursions as planned tomorrow morning.
“Through books we learn the mastery of words, the essential skill that will enable us to achieve our potential.”
Dear Parent or Guardian,
We are running a Readathon Sponsored Read from Monday 23rd May to Friday 10th June and we’d like your child to join in.
Readathon is the UK’s national sponsored reading event for schools. Readathon encourages children to read for pleasure - an activity proven to increase children’s chances of success and personal happiness for the rest of their lives. (Source: OECD)
Readathon motivates reluctant readers to give reading a go, and keen readers to read more widely. It works because children choose what they want to read – they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun. We would like you to support them, in particular by sponsoring them. The money raised helps the charity Readathon to regularly give brand new books and storyteller visits to children’s hospitals across the UK. For more information, check out your child’s sponsorship card and visit www.readathon.org.
Sponsors can pay by cheque or cash, or pay online by www.readathon.org/sponsor. Please do support your child’s reading efforts. Research tells us again and again that children who read for pleasure are more likely to have successful outcomes. Above all, we hope they have fun!
As well as encouraging pupils to read for fun, our school will get free books worth 20% of our sponsorship total – so there really is something in it for everyone.
What we’d like you to do:
- Your child’s been given a Readathon sponsorship card on which to list whatever they will enjoy reading. Books, e-books, poetry, comics – anything goes! Take a look at what they plan to read, or help them complete their list of books – sharing books is fine too (in fact recommended!), as well as listening to audio books. They've also been given a Reader's Log on which to log their time spent reading.
- Help your child find sponsors among family and friends. Sponsors can pay directly on line at readathon.org/sponsor or by cash or cheque made out to Readathon and sent to school. Please also encourage UK tax payers to tick the GiftAid box - Readathon will then be able to claim an extra 25% from the Government at no cost to the donor.
For any more information please visit www.readathon.org.
Thank you for your support – and happy reading!
CONGRATULATIONS - together we raised just over £800!
30 Days Wild
Children are happier, healthier and more creative when they are connected to the natural world. That is why we are offering pupils the chance to take part in a month in which they find ways to connect to nature every day, using our 30 days wild challenge, organised through The Wildlife Trusts.
As well as resources provided in school, you can support your child with this by getting them out in nature as much as possible. Even if weather stops you getting outside there are still ways to help children connect to nature and research is increasingly showing that this helps them develop healthier, happier and more creative lives.
Here are some resources and ideas to help:
- Wildlife Watch UK: http://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/
- Get them to read or even write Wildlife Blogs: http://www.mywildlife.org.uk/30dayswild/30-days-wild-bloggers/
- Download the 30 days wild app
- Take them to a local nature reserve
- Look at what the Wildlife Trusts have happening in the local area: http://www.wildlifebcn.org/
- Download these amazing spotting sheets to help your children know what they are looking.
- Get wildlife busy, following some of these wildlife activity sheets, with ideas for indoor and outdoor activities.
- Do some wildlife colouring, with these colouring sheets.
- Play wildlife bingo.