School Journey will take place from 18th May - 22nd May 2020


Welcome to Year 6

Year 6 is a very important year for the children. It is a year that is like no other in the school. The children, for the first time, will be the oldest and therefore will be given many more responsibilities for their learning as well as different roles around the school. The children spend the first two terms preparing for the SATS - once they are over the fun begins!

Every year, Year 6 go on a school residential trip and it is an expectation that all Year 6 children take part. For the past six years, they have travelled to Devon by train, where they stay at an old manor house and take part in many activities such as:

  • Canoeing
  • Camping
  • Night walk
  • Archery
  • Team tasks
  • Climbing wall
  • Blind trail
  • Coasteering and gorge walk

Many of the Year 6 staff accompany the children on the trip and take part in all the activities, as they are such fun. The centre is run by fully qualified and experienced staff, who have many years of experience working with children of all ages.

The manor house has been upgraded over the last few years and is a great place for the children to stay and enjoy the countryside. At Chisenhale we know that this trip offers the children the chance to experience genuine outdoor education and have life experiences with real learning outcomes. It allows us to teach the children skills that we cannot do in the classroom, focusing on team building in particular,

This prepares them for independence in secondary school and fulfils the outdoor education experiences that are expected in the primary school PE curriculum.

The total cost of the trip is £170.00 (this could change slightly with increased rail/accommodation costs).This amount is kept as low as possible due to the school subsidising each child by a significant amount. The price includes:

  • All travel
  • Accomodation
  • Food
  • A huge range of activities

Every September the Year 6 children and parents are invited to a meeting to discuss the trip and answer any questions that you may have. Following on from the meeting, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of £35.00 to secure your child’s place. Payments can then be made monthly to the office so that there is plenty of time to pay for the trip.

The house is enormous inside and has lots of rooms for the children to explore and chill out in. Most years, the boys sleep in the house with the male members of staff and the girls in accommodation across the courtyard, with the female staff. The rest of the time we all spend together, enjoying the surroundings of the country and relaxing after a long day of activities.


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