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Year 5’s Wondrous Woods Trip

Year 5 got off to a wonderful start with an almost endless walk up to the woods.  They crept soundlessly through the silent field and  adventured there way to the meeting circle.

First they explored the woods and found some new places,then they started an Emo-scan which they had to judge the woods.  Next they met a tree and traced its finger print.  Before that Mr Cook demonstrated how to meet the tree!!!

Then they had a delicious lunch! After lunch they made dens for Boggarts.   Boggarts can come in all different shapes and sizes.  First they went around the woods to find some good building materials, then they came up with some fantastic and very welcoming  Boggart homes.  We also came up with some Brilliant building ideas like moss for carpets or mud for seament.  Then the tired bunch finished off with a game of hide and seek

Y6 Bivvy Camp

On the 21st of June Y6 were due to go on Bivvy camp. Bivvy is an annual event that all of  year 6 attend, it is their last ever trip to Captain Phillimore’s Wood. We all think that it is a great goodbye to the woods that have been part of our life since year 3. Unforunately, because of the (typically British) weather we were unable to go. Fortunately this had been anticipated and a back up date had been put forward so we had to use it. The back up date was the week after and we all came in on the Thursday eager to get going.

We would come into school in the morning, go up to the woods and build our bivvies. We would then come home again, have something to eat and then return in the evening for our night in the open.

We set out for the woods hoping the, recentally terrible, weather would stay away. When we arrived we found our night bags and equipment all eagerly waiting for us after being driven up by helpful parents. We gathered all the equipment and were told where the boys and girls bivvy areas were. We then got into our groups and started building. We built up until lunchtime and by that time some of us had finished building. But all the hard work was not over yet, we then had to build the bivvies of the adults who didn’t come up with us on the Thursday. We had just enough time at the end of the day to have a quick game of hide and seek and then home for a wash and dinner.

We all came to school again on Thursday evening eager to get to the woods again. The trip up seemed to be the shortest ever. When we arrived we put out our sleeping bags and made the bivvies feel homely (If thats possible in a sheet of plastic). We then sat around a lovely camp fire and sang songs that truly suited the ocaision. The songs were led by the wonderful Mrs Smith. After singing our hearts out we had hot chocolate and biscuits. By that time it was (finally) dark and we headed off to bed.

In the morning , because of the amount of light, we rose bright and early. Unfortunately because of the late night we were not very bright or energetic. We then had a wonderful breakfast of camp fire cooked sausage sarnies and jam sandwiches. We then took down the bivvies, packed our things and took everything down to the entrance to be collected by the cars. After packing everything away we played a scavenger game and then a game (our last game) of hide and seek.  Then we trekked home and back to our families who were waiting at the school gates.

Overall it was a wonderful trip never to be forgotten.

By Jack Y6D

Year 3D on a Trip to Captain Phillimore’s Woods!

On the 24 April Y3D went to Captain Phillimor’es Woods. On the way there and back it was sunny but very muddy and at the end our boots were muddy, as you can imagine! We made Memory sticks { not the ones you put in the computer!} that we wrapped with wool using colours that we saw which would reminded us of our special day in the woods. We saw some of the things that Darren had built out of the trees that had fallen down. Darren is the person who looks after the woods; he keeps the trees trimmed, cuts down the brambles to keep us safe and teaches adults how to make things out of wood. When we first went into the woods we saw a huge sea of bluebells,it was amazing! Here are some of the things we thought stood out:

the white flowers
the mud
the bluebells
the green plants
playing hide and seek
the changes
the leaves
the birds
the cows!
the scenery
the puddles
the wild garlic
the fun
the wildlife
the memory sticks
the insects

So many memories! It was a never forgetting day!
By ELeanor Martin and Sopie Brame

Year 3 visit Captain Philimore’s Woods

Merlins and Penguins had their first visit to Captain Philimore’s woods. We were all excited and enjoyed exploring the woods. There were a lot of fun activities, including collecting objects from the woods to stick onto our autumn colour palate. However, our favourite part was building the dens at the end of the afternoon and looking at what the rest of the class had built!


A Sinister character arrives

In our English lessons we are building up to writing a story with our Boggart as the main character.  We then created a sinister character that will provide a problem in our story.  Enjoy reading, try not to be too scared…


One Eye Oak

Murderous is the word you’re looking for.No one has ever been as menacing as he.  His skin is printed with deep wrinkles and few wisps of his grey hair remain.  He’s an ogre with a beastly face, as his name gives away he has only one cold eye remaining.

He never goes anywhere without his huge bloodstained club.  But his most deadly weapon has to be his blood-thirsty owl

Willow,who he rides on the battle field.Her snow white feathers make her seem like a pale and mysterious ghost.

by Catherine and Sam


Woods in Y5

Aaron holds a worm!

We set off with our backpacks at around about 9:30 and had a drink stop half way.  Then we walked a little bit more till we got to the silent field.  We were all quiet to remember Captain Phillimore and how nice he was giving us his woods to go on a school trip.  When we got there we had a snack and then went through the safety rules.  After that we explored the woods for 15 minutes or so.  

Then we did an emo-scan about the woods.  After we finshed Mr Cook read us a story about a Boggart and then we went to see the best place to make a home for our boggarts.  Then we had lunch it was lovely.  After we made our boggart house and went round seeing everyone elses.  They where all very good.  Finally we started packing up and had 2 games of hide and seek.   Igot a prickle in my finger and Charlotte got stung on both legs – it hurt.  After that we set off back to school.

By Eloisa & Charlotte