Year Three Residential - 2012

Bristol Update: End of Day Three!!

It's the end of day three and everyone is safely back at home!  We had a fabulous day at Crealy, making the most of time to play and go on lots of exciting rides!  Everyone was pleased to get back, and I am sure there are lots of rather sleepy children in Bradworthy this evening!

I would like to say thank you to all of the children for making the trip such a success.  They have displayed a fabulous attitude and outstanding behaviuor this week, which has been commented on by everyone that we have met and worked with!  The trip has been an enormous amount of fun, and the children have been delightful company!  All of the staff who took part are incredibly proud of them, and the way they have handled themselves!  Well done to you all!! Now it's time to start planning next year's .................

Bristol Update: Day Three

Everyone slept well and we are all excited at the prospect of a day in Crealy!  We've just finished our breakfast and are heading up to our rooms to collect cases and bags!  We will try to stay updated during the day, and will look forward to seeing you all at 6pm at school!  Mr Furber is still with us at the moment (although if Mr Stephenson looks closely at the picture he will see that Caroline has found a potential replacement for the old man!!!).

Bristol Update: Day Two

We've just returned from our Pirate Walk and many of us have 'Aaarrgghh'd' ourselves hoarse! Everyone enjoyed hearing tales of Bristol's Pirate History, and we learnt many fascinating things about Blackbeard, Treasure Island, Long John Silver and Robinson Crusoe.   Everyome is packing their cases at the moment, and getting ready for hot chocolate and birthday cake!  There are some tired faces, so fingers crossed for another quiet night.  Everyone is very excited at the thought of spending tomorrow at Crealy, and of course getting home to our loved ones!!!! (Although at the moment it's mainly roller coasters that everyone is excited about!)

A little later that evening .............................................

Everyone is safely tucked up in bed now!  We've had lots of birthday cake and have settled down to sleep ready for another action packed day!   We've spent this evening writing our postcard messages, and they should be at the bottom of this page (Miss Daniel isn't technologically capable of getting a new grid up here!).  We hope you like our messages!

If there is chance tomorrow we will update again - if not we will see you at school at 6pm!

Enjoying our birthday cake!!!

Big smiles as we write our postcards!

Exploring the harbour side and hearing all about the Pirates!

We've returned to the hostel after a busy day of adventures!  We have had a wonderful time on board the SS Britain and exploring the Zoo.  There are lots of photos below to show you all just how much fun we are having!  The children have been wonderful all day, continually enthusiastic and in very high spirits.   We will be having dinner soon, and then heading out for the evening.

We had lots of fun investigating passengers who once sailed aboard the SS Great Britain.

Exploring the dry dock around the hull of the ship (looking for holes in the hull!!!)

Ladies that lunch!! (In first class of course)

The Lovely Lauren (!!) was far more at home in first class than in steerage!!

Settling down for our MAD for Madagascar session at the Zoo.

Being brave and holding some of the animals at the Zoo - its hard to know who was more terrified - the boys or the cockroaches!

Heading back to the Youth Hostel for a well earned rest and some dinner.

Bristol Update: Day Two

We're just eating an enormous breakfast so this seemed like a good chance to check in!  Everyone slept well, and the teachers had to wake most of the children up - obviously we did this by singing very loudly!!  This morning we have two very excited birthday girls who were woken up with balloons and banners, and have spent a very happy half hour opening presents!

We're off to the SS Great Britain & Zoo in a minute, so we will update again later when we get back from our adventures.

The birthday girls enjoying opening their presents!!

Everyone enjoying the enormous breakfasts!

(Good news - we've still got Mr Furber - he's in the background of this one!)

Bristol Update: Day One

Its nearly midnight on day one and all is well!  We have had a really busy but fun filled day, and everyone is sleeping soundly.  We started the day at Wookey Hole, exploring the caves and mill followed by lots of playing!  After this we headed up to Bristol and settled into the hostel for dinner.   This evening we have had lots of fun ice skating (and falling over) before heading back to the hostel for hot chocolate and bed!

A picnic at Wookey Hole!                                  Making our very own paper!

Exploring the caves......                                   Having lots of fun!!

We've found a bed for the night!                             Everyone enjoying a large meal!!

Perfecting the skating.....                                 Perfecting the art of falling over!

Everyone is safely tucked up in bed now!  Tomorrow morning we are heading off to the SS Great Britain - check back tomorrow evening for more photos!



This is Year Three the day before embarking on their epic voyage to Bristol !!!
Although as they are still in their class you probably worked this out yourself !!

We'll be updating this page whenever we can
- technology allowing -
so keep checking back for photos and information.

You can also leave messages if you want to.

Postcards Home!!!

Hi Everyone!

Im having a great time.  I can finally ice skate!!

The Zoo was my favourite thing!

I've had a lovely birthday!


I miss you lots!

Lots of love from Blythe x x x

To Mummy and Daddy and Lewis

I am having a great time in Bristol.  My favourite place was the Zoo.  I liked seeing the gorillas - one had a baby, it was cute!

See you tomorrow

Love from Caitlin x x x x

To Mum and Dad

I am having a very nice time.  I went ice skating and i was rubbish! I went to the zoo, Mr Furber was about to feed me to the lions.  Mr Furber and Miss Daniel and Caroline and Mr Moulton have been awesome.

Lots of love from Callum x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

Hello Mummy, Daddy and Cara

I'm having a lovely time in Bristol.  My favourite thing was the ice skating - Miss Daniel says i was a champion!

I'll see you tomorrow

Lots of love from Ellie x x x

Hi Everybody!

I'm having a great time.

My favourite bit was seeing all of the animals in the Zoo.  I got two sand toys - one is a dinosaur and one is a lizard!

I'll see you all tomorrow!

Lots of love from Ethan x x x

To Everyone,

I am having a great time at Bristol.  I really like the MAD Madagascar tour that we did!  In the tour we got to find out lots about animals and we got to listen to the Madagascar Music!

When i went ice skating i did 17 laps - it was really slippery!

Love Eve x x x

Dear Mum, Dad and Libby,

When we went to the zoo, I saw a monkey that looked like you (Libby!!)

I held a cockroach - it was BIG!!

Lots of love,

Evie x x x x x x x

To Mum, Dad, Harry, Jack and Roger

I'm having a very good time.  Mr Furber, Mr Moulton, Miss Daniel and Caroline have been awesome!   My favourite part has been the caves at Wookey Hole.

I'm looking forward to going to Crealy!

Lots of love from George x x x x x x x x x x

To Mum and Dad,

I really liked the zoo.  My favourite animals were the lemurs.  I really liked the ice skating too and the pirate walk was cool.

See you tomorrow

Love from Jess x x x

Hi Everyone,

I'm having a great time in Bristol.  Yesterday we went ice skating - I finally got the hang of it.  Today we went to the SS Great Britain - the ship is massive!   Tomorrow we are going to Crealy!

Lots of love, Kaya x x x x x x x x x x

To Mum and Dad

Having a nice time.  I learnt how to ice skate and i had lots of fun.  I fell over loads of times but it was funny!

My favourite part was seeing the youth hostel - it is very fun!

See you tomorrow, love from Keiron x x

Hi Everyone,

I loved the sushi - everyone was jealous!

My favourite thing was the Zoo - I had great fun and saw lions!!

I love you lots - see you tomorrow.

Lots of love from Lauren x x x

Hi Mum, Hi Dad!

Yesterday we went ice skating - i finally managed to skate without hanging on to the wall - but i fell over 69 times!!

Today we went to the SS Great Britain and we went to the Zoo.

I cant wait to go to Crealy tomorrow.

Love you lots, see you tomorrow, Maisy x x x x x x x x x x

To Mum and Dad,

I am having a great time at Bristol.

My favourite part was seeing a baby gorilla at the zoo!  It was cute!

I'm looking forward to Crealy tomorrow.

Love you lots from Natasha x x x

To Mum, Dad, Nanna, Grandad and Oscar

I'm really enjoying myself.  All the boys are sleeping in one room.  Mr Furber, Miss Daniels, Mr Moulton and Caroline have been all round awesome! We got the prize for being the best sleepers!

My favourite part was when we hid from Mr Furber at the Zoo.

See you tomorrow, lots of love from Noah x x x x x x

Dear Mum and Dad,

I am having a great time at Bristol.  My best part was the Mad for Madagascar tour.  I liked the SS Great Britain and seeing how people used to travel.

Miss you - see you tomorrow!

Lots of love from Sophie x x x

Hi Everyone,

I'm having a lovely time here in Bristol!  Yesterday we went ice skating. This morning we went to see the SS Great Britain, it was enormous, and we went to Bristol Zoo.

I'm looking forward to Crealy!

Lots of love, Symi x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

Hello Everyone,

I'm having a great time.  When we went to the Zoo i saw Hip Hop Hippo! My gorgeous fella!! But he ran away from me because he saw Mr Furber!

I'll see you all tomorrow.

All my love, Zoe x x x x x x x x x x


#1 bonnie shadrick 2012-05-02 15:52
Hi hope you are all having a good time! xx
#2 Jenny hill 2012-05-02 19:00
Hope everyone is having lots of fun. Happy birthday Blythe and Evie for tomorrow!!!!!
#3 Stanley Fox Hill 2012-05-02 19:05
Hope youre having fun Blythe and do not open my present till tomorrow from your broth Stan
#4 Eddie hill 2012-05-02 19:10
Hope your having a great time and go to sleep early(not)
#5 Lizzy kirby 2012-05-02 21:26
Hi Kaya
Hope you are having a fab time.
Keep having lots of fun.

#6 Richard Stephenson 2012-05-03 06:10
It looks like everyone is having a fantastic time.

I just wish I was there too !

See you all on Friday and make sure you don't lose Mr Furber !

#7 cath 2012-05-03 06:29
Great pictures thanks! Bet you're enjoying a good breakfast - sounds like a super busy day ahead. Have fun! loadsa love xx
#8 Sam Langman 2012-05-03 06:33
Looks loads of fun i can't wait until my residential!
#9 Leanne A Prime 2012-05-03 07:04
Happy birthday Evie and Blythe. Hope you have a fab day! Lots of love the primes xxxxxxxxxxx
#10 Jayne Purl 2012-05-03 07:05
Everyone looks like they are having a great time! Happy Birthday Evie! love you lots mummy, daddy and Libby xxx. Happy birthday to Blythe too!
#11 Dawn Ensor 2012-05-03 07:09
What a wonderful experience for the Year 3's. Ethan looks relaxed and happy. This is such a good way of letting the parents know their children are enjoying themselves. Well done to all the staff for their dedication and hard work. Thank you
#12 Becki 2012-05-03 07:22
Thanks everyone - we are having a fabulous time!! The children have been absolutely amazing - it doesnt feel like work really!

We've done our best to keep hold of Mr Furber - in a building full of electronic doors I am sure you can imagine how hard this has been! Miss D, Caroline and Mr Moulton all deserve a pay rise!!

We will update the page at breakfast time and later during the day!

See you all tomorrow!

#13 David hill 2012-05-03 07:29
happy birthday to Blythe and Evie. Eat cake and have a great day
#14 Charlotte P 2012-05-03 07:31
everyone looks like they are having great fun and I hope you enjoy the S.S Great Britain.
#15 Mia Johns 2012-05-03 07:34
Hope you are all having a great time,
Enjoy the SS Great Britan!

It seems too quiet in the house without Callum!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
#16 John Wedgwood 2012-05-03 09:23
Great to see everyone looking so happy, sounds like your all have a fabulous time and I must admit I am a bit jealous ! well done and thank you so much to the staff for taking the time and effort to organise and do this :)
#17 Karen Allen 2012-05-03 09:36
Hi there,
looks like you are all having a great time. Noah did you remember to take some pictures of Mr Furber falling over when ice skating?
Oscar said he slept really well with the door FULLY closed last night!
Enjoy the rest of your trip.
#18 Francesca 2012-05-03 09:41
hi having fun
#19 Sarah Johns 2012-05-03 09:51
Looks like you are all having a fantastic time, missing you lots Caitlin xx hope you have a good day and look forward to seeing some more photos later xx
#20 brandon.j kirby 2012-05-03 11:46
hi evertyone i hope that ypur all having aq goood time !!!!!!!!! happy birthday evie and blythe and kaya i have your room !!!!!not really! and its nice 2 c that your all having a gr8 time

#21 Kirsten&Phil Marsden 2012-05-03 12:13
Happy Birthday to the girls.
Looks like you're all having an amazing time. It's fantastic to be able to keep in touch on here!
Jack & Harry say "hi" George. Enjoy the rest of the trip & can't wait to see you tomorrow xx
#22 Sarah Wellington 2012-05-03 12:49
Lovely to see all your happy faces. It looks like you are having so much fun. Jessica we are all (even George) missing you lots. Enjoy the rest of your trip and see you tomorrow. xx
#23 Vanessa Ludwell 2012-05-03 13:35
Looks like brilliant fun. Loved the ice skating Tasha!!! Looking forward to seeing pics of the SS Great Britian. Enjoy the rest of the trip loads of love.xxxx
#24 Jenny Hill 2012-05-03 14:00
Happy birthday Blythe! Lots of love mummy, we miss you but have pressies here ready for you. Hope you and Evie are having a fab day
#25 Holly Nancekivell 2012-05-03 15:03
It looks like everyone is having a great time. It has been VERY quiet in the house without lauren!!!!

Enjoy the rest of the trip!
#26 Libby 2012-05-03 15:19
Happy Birthday EVIE! hope you liked your present. Have a good time on the rest of the trip!
#27 Michelle Phillips 2012-05-03 15:22
Hi hope you are all having fun. Happy birthday to Blythe and Evie, make sure you have an AWESOME party.
Don't try and keep each other up all night.
Missing you Ellie
Lots of love Cara, Daddy and Mummyxxx
#28 Sarah Wellington 2012-05-03 15:42
hi it's phoebe.have you managed to keep hold of mr furber???hi ellie and jess. is the youth hostel nice?hope you have a good(i mean great)time.keep hold of mr furber. happy hot chocolate(dont forget your biscuit!)

phoebexxxxxxxxx (is mr furber stil there?!)
#29 Lewis J 2012-05-03 16:04
i hope you are having a brilliant time at Bristol can't wait when you come back.
#30 Karen Allen 2012-05-03 16:13
Hi Noah
I'm having a really nice time without
Hope you have a nice trip
love from Oscar
#31 Stanley hill 2012-05-03 16:45
like the present and it is amazing without you
#32 Auntie Anne Trewin 2012-05-03 17:23
To Jessica
It looks like you are all having an amazing time. You will have to show us how to ice skate. lots of love Olivia and Harry and Granny xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxx
#33 Maddy 2012-05-03 18:05
It looks like you are all having a great time.
Happy Birthday To Blythe and Evie
#34 cath 2012-05-03 20:32
This trip just keeps getting better and better!
Hope you checked that none of those cockroaches crawled into anyone's pocket at the zoo - did you count them all back into the cockroach house before you left???
Loads more love, Eve (xxx), and hope you all have a dizzy, screamingly great time at Crealy tomorrow. See you soon!
#35 Lewis J 2012-05-03 20:37
was the pirate walk fun becauce last years class3 didn,t do it.
#36 bonnie shadrick 2012-05-03 21:12
Hi looks like you are having lots of fun! Keiron looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!! Have fun at crealy!! xx
#37 Richard Stephenson 2012-05-04 06:14
Morning everyone.

The postcards look great.
You'd have thought one of the teachers would have sent me one though !!!
It looks like you all had a fantastic time yesterday and I'm sure Crealy will be briliant.
See you this evening.

#38 gavin johns 2012-05-04 07:13
Have a great day at crealy ,fantastic photos and postcards ,looking forward to seeing you tonight callum

Mummy, Daddy, Mia
#39 brandon.j kirby 2012-05-04 09:40
Quoting Karen Allen:
Hi Noah
I'm having a really nice time without
Hope you have a nice trip
love from Oscar

sames here but with kaya!!!!!!!!!!!

and have goood time kaya love your darling bruv brandon xxx
#40 sam harding 2012-05-04 09:55
Looks like you have had a fantastic time.Hope you enjoy today,can't wait to see you tonight.Love the comment about Mr Furber!! xxxx
#41 Imogen and Marie 2012-05-04 17:38
It looks fab can't wait untill our residential!!
#42 Lewis J 2012-05-04 17:45
i bet you had a good time at crealy
#43 Kayas kisses 2012-05-04 18:24
Hi Frizzy Ball (Jasmine)

I miss you so much I got you some thing .
The trip was amazing ice skating was the best part
Lots & lots of love kaya xxxx
#44 cath 2012-05-04 18:51
Hi this is Eve
thank you for a fabulous time on the residential. I loved the mad Madagascar tour. I loved the music at the end.

from Eve!£
#45 Teena 2012-05-04 19:08
Sounds as though you all had an amazing time :o) I hope you enjoyed the bristol trip as much as i did !! Missed you all at school, looking forward to hearing all about it next week guys xx
#46 Richard Stephenson 2012-05-04 21:26
It's fantastic to hear what a great time everyone had on this trip and what a great credit to the school the children were.

I often say what a great privilege it is to work with our children.
I think that the way that this group of very young children have approached this experience and conducted themselves is the best possible example of why this is the case.

Every year we put a lot of money into subsidising our programme of residential trips so that all of our children can take part and I can honestly say that it is worth every single penny.

Like everyone else at school I'm very proud of every child.

#47 Caroline Stevens 2012-05-05 14:34
I would like to thank all of the year three children for allowing me to come along on their Bristol Residential!
You were all a delight and a pleasure to be with, and had the most FANTASTIC time!!
Love Caroline.XX
#48 callum johns 2012-05-07 19:50
thankyou for a great trip.I had a fab time.
#49 callum johns 2012-05-07 19:52
Thankyou for a great trip,I had a fab time xx
#50 Bekkah Ley-Moyse 2012-05-07 21:18
Hello Everyone,
it looks like you all had a brilliant time,
i like all of your comments and ur pictures. xxx
#51 jack 2012-05-08 11:58
I wish i was there too
#52 Davidtallamy@btintre 2012-05-14 17:55
It looks like you are having a fab time
happy birthday Blythe and Evie I hope you
both had a amazing birthday.
Good luck to you all.
from Jessica Tallamy
#53 oliver inkpen 2012-05-22 15:56
Looks fun
#54 oliver inkpen 2012-06-11 16:16
looks like they had a fab time there

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