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Wednesday 21st June Morning 

Another excellent night's sleep was had by all and everyone is well and happy.

We are currently packing our bags and tidying our rooms before breakfast. This morning will see us exploring the world of rocket science where we hope to successfully launch and retrieve our own rockets.

Our coach is booked for 12.30pm and we hope to be on our way soon afterwards. I will contact school and ask Mrs Fanson to send out a text message/email on School Coms to inform parents of any potential early arrival back at school. I anticipate we shall be arriving back at school around 2.30pm.

Tuesday 20th June Afternoon

We have spent today as soldiers of The Great War (keeping mainly in the shade!). We began by signing our call up papers, examining original artefacts and preparing some trench rations (bully beef and cabbage!).

After lunch we practiced some drill and made our way to the front line to prepare for battle. Keeping out of a very hot sun (with plenty of water and sunscreen) we manned our positions and waited for the Captain's whistle. 

After our attack we planted the poppies we had made and listened to Robert McCrae's 'In Flanders Field'. It was a moving experience and gave us some insight into the conditions experienced by the brave service people of 100 years ago.

All of us are well and happy and enjoying our adventure! An evening BBQ and campfire await!

Tuesday 20th June

Pleased to report that we all had an excellent nights sleep and we are now looking forward to an exciting day ahead! More to follow... 

Monday 19th June

After a short drive through the Devon and Dorset countryside we arrived at Hooke Court just after 11.45am. We all disembarked the bus quickly, eager to explore our new surroundings.

This afternoon we took part in Low Ropes and Orienteering and, after a filling evening meal faced the challenge of the Night Line - a blindfolded rope walk where we relied on our friends to guide us.

Those with a keen interest in wild life took a twilight stroll to the bottom field where we were lucky enough to see wild rabbits, a buzzard, sheep, pigs and a horse - which pleased one of our group very much!

All are well and happy and looking forward to the excitement of our World War 1 Day tomorrow!

A Fantastic Trip to Haven Banks Outdoor Centre

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Welcome to Acer Class

Mr Jeremy Davy is delighted to welcome you to Acer Class!

Acer is a class of Year 6 children and, as the oldest children in the school, we take our responsibilites very seriously. We always work hard and strive to 'Aim High, Achieve the Best' every day. Mr Davy is supported by Teaching Assistants Mrs Gill Wilmington and Miss Elise Owusu-Ansah.

Learning in Acer Class

Acer Class children take part in a huge range of experiences and activities throughout a very busy year. Children are always challenged through a broad curriculum which is current, relevant, engaging - and FUN !

We encourage all our children to be independent learners, to think deeply about their learning and to be resilient when the going gets tough.

We encourage children to develop a sense of respect and responsibility for themselves, their peers, their school and the wider world. We liaise closely with local High Schools to prepare children for their transition into Year 7.

Year 6 SATS Tests take place in May each year and the children are thoroughly prepared for the experience.

Our residential at Hooke Court in Dorset and activity days at Haven Banks are great experiences for all our children. We take part in a range of exciting activities from orienteering and cooking to launching our own rockets!

Our PE afternoon is MONDAY  - please ensure children have their kit in school.

Homework is set on FRIDAY and is due in the following WEDNESDAY.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Summer 2017: Eco Warriors

Term Focus: Relationships

School Values: Courage, Justice, Self Discipline, Gratitude

Acer Class have continued to receive exciting correspondence from our mysterious friends Mr and Mrs  Explorium. Their aim is to create an Emporium of Discovery at Clyst Heath and they need our help! 

This term we are focussing our learning on recycling, renewable energy and how we can help to keep our planet green and healthy. We are also learning about rivers and seas and studying some of the Earth's natural phenomena such as volcanos and earthquakes.

In Science we are studying changing states of matter and performing experiments to prove our theories. 

Later in the term we have our residential to Hooke Court and our outdoor days at Haven Banks to look forward to. We're also preparing our end of year production which promises to be fun and exciting! 


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