Isle of Wight Blog
Thursday 10th July
Yet again we had to be woken up by the teachers! We had our lovely breakfast and we were soon on the road to Alum Bay. Our first stop was the sweet factory where we saw how sweets were made. Once they had been made we got the chance to taste one - they were delicious. We had a short stop for some shopping before catching a chair lift down to the beach to board a boat to see the lighthouse. We saw the Needles (stacks of rock) before heading back to land. We then caught the chair lift back to the top and had lunch. After that we saw how glass was made; it was quite amazing to see how they blew into a long metal pipe to expand the glass into lots of shapes. We then had some free time to spend our money on gifts and souvenirs. Climbing onto the coach, we then made our way to the swimming pool to cool off as it had been a beautiful day. We had a brilliant time at the pool; jumping off the diving boards and playing with the mats and other pool equipment. Shattered and exhausted, we made our way back to the hotel for a shower and dinner; burger and chips or pork chop or salad with ice-cream, fruit or rice pudding. We finished our evening with a karaoke. Everybody sung their hearts out and we even heard people sing who we never thought had the confidence to stand up and sing solo before! Our final night in the Isle of Wight was a great finale and we all don't want it to end. Tomorrow is the theatre workshop where we will have a chance to sing and dance on stage before heading back to Littleport.
Wednesday 9th July
We all had to be woken up as we were so tired from the previous day! After enjoying yet another full english breakfast, we headed out to Robin Hill for another exciting day. We rode on a pirate ship, cow train, tobogan and slides and went into a 4D cinema and got lost in a maze! We spent 3 hours there before heading back to the coach for lunch. After that, we continued our journey to Seaview animal centre where we fed ducks and penguins, stroked wallabies, sheep and other farm animals and enjoyed an ice-cream in the warm summer sun! (better than yesterday!) We headed back to the hotel for roast chicken, ham salad or fish fingers with ice-cream, jelly or jam sponge pudding. The day was not over! We then went out to the theatre for a loud and entertaining show. We were glad to get to bed!
By Niamh, Caitlin, Eleanor and Tamia
Tuesday 8th July
Today has been my birthday and it has been one of the most adventurous birthdays ever! When I came down for breakfast, some balloons were tied to my chair and a present and card was sitting at my place waiting to be opened! I opened it and found a huge bar of chocolate and a badge. Our first trip was to Osbourne House where we visited Swiss Cottage before entering the great house. There were lots of old paintings and sculptures of the royal family and I saw Queen Victoria's bedroom. After that we went to take part in the water sports. We squeezed ourselves into the tight wetsuits and put on our buoyancy aids. Even though it was raining, we had lots of fun playing team games in the sea as well as paddling a surf board. We spent one and a half hours in the sea but we weren't cold! After walking back to the hotel, we freshened up and had our dinner of soup, cottage pie or chicken nuggets and chips with ice-cream, mousse or apple pie and custard. I was then sung to by 43 children and given a very delicious birthday cake which I shared with some of my friends. We finished the night by walking down to the pier. Even though it rained for the whole day, it was fantastic!
Monday 7th July
Today we arrived on the Isle of Wight. We had a slow, but entertaining journey and a great sail on the ferry. When we arrived back on land we visited Carisbrooke castle and had an amazing time. We had fun looking at the old ruins of the buildings inside and even watched a donkey power a well! After that, we made our way to our hotel and settled in to our luxurious rooms. It was then time for a mouth-watering dinner of soup, pasta or roast turkey and ice-cream and chocolate sponge for a lovely pudding. We finally burned off what energy we had left by having a stroll to Sandown beach where we played for a couple of hours. Tired and exhausted, we headed back to the hotel to rest for the exciting activities for tomorrow.
Welcome to Year 6
Eagles and Kingfishers!
Welcome to the Summer Term!
I hope you all had a relaxing Easter and are looking forward to what will be a final term in primary school. We have a busy and very important term ahead in Eagles and Kingfishers Class. The term will begin with SATs revision and end with a leavers show, in between we will fit in lots of other things including our journey to the Isle of Wight and visits to secondary schools as well as the regular summer term activities.
Our topic ‘A life on the Ocean Wave’ will continue after SATs. A copy of our Summer Term Newsletter can be found on the ‘Newsletter’ section of the website.
I’m looking forward to an enjoyable and hectic Summer Term and I hope you are too! Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Harteveldt and Mrs Newton
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