Wednesday 24th May 2017
We had another busy afternoon of activities yesterday. The sun came out and the weather stayed warm. We did lots of tidying and packing before getting our glad rags on and dancing the evening away at the rocking disco!
This morning we're orienteering around the site and completing the final round of activities. The coaches are departing after lunch at 2pm.
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
The children all slept well after a busy day and many had to be woken up this morning.
The groups have been on different activities including zip wire, giant swing, abseiling and low level ropes. All the groups will visit the beach for a fossil hunt and coast walk today as well.
The weather is warm but much cloudier. We're all looking forward to another busy afternoon and dancing at the disco this evening.
We've also been busy on Frog Snap and you can follow our adventures.
Monday 22nd May 2017
After a good night's sleep the activities started this morning. Half the group are building rafts while the other half have been climbing, swinging and wearing themselves out!!. The sun is still shining and it's warm but breezy. Everyone is looking forward to lunch before an afternoon jam packed with more activities.
MONDAY 23RD JUNE
Children and staff arrived safely in York where they visited York Minster, they had a great day. The weather remained good all day.
Arrived at Sneaton Castle following a wonderful journey and an educational afternoon in York. The children settled well into their rooms for a well earned rest.
TUESDAY 24TH JUNE
The children had an exciting day visiting Danby Moor followed by fossil searching at Runswick Bay, the weather remained good for the whole day, always a bonus on the open moors and windy beaches.
WEDNESDAY 25TH JUNE
Plan for today, visiting the Sealife Centre and Pannet Park Museum. The children are then walking to meet the children from Whitby School. They were suppose to go paddling this afternoon but the forecast is for rain so hopefully will go paddling tomorrow weather permitting.
Update for Wednesday there was a lot of rain but despite this, the children had great day.
THURSDAY 26TH JUNE
Today they are planning to go shopping in Whitby town centre in the morning and then paddling and lunch on the beach
followed by a visit to the Abbey. Weather looks better than yesterday.
Thursday update, the children had a great day everything went as planned, the weather was cloudy and cool but thankfully no rain.
FRIDAY 27TH JUNE
They set off on time, all packed and accounted for. They were on the road by 9.15am, for the long journey home.
We will inform parents of their arrival as soon as we receive an update or when they are close enough to school to be able to judge an accurate arrival time, but on schedule at the moment.
Children have just passed the Watford junction on the M1 and should be at school for 3.20pm traffic permitting.
Educational Visits and Visitors
Visits are organised to places of interest, which support and extend work in the classroom, for example Verulamium, Bhaktivedanta Manor and The Ragged School. Curriculum visitors enhance our own themed days, such as Egyptian Day and Roman Day. Other valued visitors to the school include our school police officer, charities, drama groups and artists. A year 6 residential school journey takes place in the summer term. Curriculum work is planned around the journey and the itinerary includes visits to places of historical and natural interest.
The children benefit from a special week each term; a literacy based week, an Arts Week and a third week which changes focus each year. Recent ones have been Olympic Week and Investigations Week.
Sport activities include teams playing in local competitions, an annual Barnet swimming gala and a Barnet athletics competition as well as activities open to all children such as Sports Day and the Brookland Football World Cup.
Music has a high profile in our school, with many children involved in learning an instrument, singing in the choirs, playing in the orchestra or string group and performing in half termly Performance Assemblies. We also take part in the Barnet Primary Schools Music Festival and the North London Music Festival.
Children are encouraged to take part in regular charity fund raising events and year 6 organise their own stalls for the P.A. Winter Fair. We celebrate a wide range of cultural and religious festivals and each class performs their own special assembly to parents. There are also opportunities for small groups to take part in other activities such as chess matches and maths challenges and for year group visits to local secondary schools.