Team Photos

On the last evening we thought we would take some photos of our teams. Although we have all been working together this week, we have also been working in teams either working with Miss Durbin, Mrs Thompson or Mr Harrison. Also in one of these photos you may be able to spot Mrs Hampe and Miss Grimwood who have been cooking our lovely food this week. All of the adults have been amazing and we have been so lucky to have them supporting us this week. They’ve all looked after us well!






Our Visit to The Big Pit

Today we went to The Big Pit, the national coal museum. You can find more about The Big Pit here.

It was a lovely sunny day today after lots of days of raining. We’re having an amazing time and we’ve done some great diary writing too documenting our time here.








Wales Residential Day #3

Today we went caving and walked under a waterfall. The pictures are from a distance because Mrs Spiteri, who is kindly taking the photographs for us, didn’t go caving. It would have been too dark inside anyway!

We’re having a great time and enjoying every second!
















Today we went mountain climbing!


Have a look at our photos from today. Today we went mountain climbing and scaled Pen Y Fan. We were walking for around seven hours in total but it was another great day – let’s hope for better weather tomorrow though!



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Meanwhile, back at school…


While half of year six are enjoying the delights of the Brecon Beacons, the other half of year six are exploring Pop Art and creating artwork for our school.

With the very able support of Mrs Pullinger and the year six LSAs, the children are creating these marvellous pieces of art work which will soon be on display in the library corridor. Here is a sneak peak at the work they did on Monday. It’s amazing that they got all of this done in just one day!


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We have arrived at the Brecon Beacons!

After a few long hours in the minibus we have arrived at the Brecon Beacons. We are currently having some chill time and relaxing, looking at the beautiful scenery. We will try to add photos as the week progresses to let all of you at home know what we are doing. If you have any questions, comments or messages, please leave them on the blog and we will try to get back to you but we can’t make any promises as our wifi signal is not the best.

Enjoy the photos from our trip 🙂

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Stansted House

After learning a lot of impressive facts about World War II, today (Monday 21st October 2013), 6T had the opportunity to further develop their knowledge by visiting Stansted House in the  nearby Rowlands Castle. We found out that Lord and Lady Bessborough had to open their massive house (which is situated in 1700 acres of ancient forest, overlooking the coast from the South Downs, on the Hampshire – Sussex border) to lots of children that have been evacuated during the War.  All children had to work during the morning and they attended the local village school in the afternoon. Have a look at our pictures to see what a fantastic day we all had!

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Outdoor learning

On Thursday 10th October everyone at Riders Schools moved their learning…outside! All pupils were part of a team and took part in different activities in our brilliant grounds. Year 6 had the opportunity to use a variety of tools to build a wooden fence that will create a quiet area. This will be used in the near future.

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