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Roche Court - February 2017

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In February Class 5 visited Roche Court, a sculpture park near Salisbury.The park is run by a charity which aims to provide a greater understanding and enjoyment of art amongst young people.  The children saw a wide range of art work including 'Shapes in the Clouds', made from huge pieces of marble from Italy and 'Birth of Consistency', a sculpture of a gorilla looking into a mirror.  It was a thoroughly interesting and enjoyable day for everyone.  

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Rowdefield Farm - Class 3 - January 2017

rowdefield1 rowdefield3 Class 3 visited a local farm to explore the journey of wheat from farm to plate.  As well as looking at the different types of grain grown on the farm and analysing their appearance and smell, the class had the opportunity to grind some of the oilseed and see how oil is produced from the grains.  The children visited the vast grain stores and enjoyed a tractor ride through the crop fields.


Hollowford - October 2016

hollowford1 hollowford2 In October our Year 5 and 6 children travelled to the Hollowford centre in the Peak District for a week's residential.  The stay began with a tour of nearby Peveril Castle followed by a host of different outdoor activities including caving, canoeing and zip wire.  There was also an opportunity to visit the Peak Tavern.
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Class 1 visit Bournemouth - June 2016

bournemouth On Tuesday 28th June Classes 1 and 2 went to Bournemouth Beach and the Oceanarium.  After lunch and plenty of playing time on the sand, we then saw all of the fantastic creatures - without doubt the tunnel under the water with sharks and turtles swimming over our heads was a firm favourite but the penguins and otters were not far behind in the popularity stakes.  It was an exciting and fun-filled day, so we weren't surprised that some children nodded off on the way home.


Old Trafford - October 2015

As part of our aim to broaden children's experiences of seeing live sport, a coach full of pupils and their families took the long drive up to Lancashire to watch Manchester United play Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup.  Accompanied by pupils from Chirton and Bishops Cannings, we watched an exciting game which went on into extra time and was then decided on penalties.  For many of us it was our first visit to a professional football match.  Please see below for Natalie's more detailed recount of the day.

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 "I felt a bit worried as it was my first ever football match but I was excited too!  People from Bishops Cannings, Chirton and All Cannings travelled in the coach and there were only about four or five spaces left.  On the way there, everyone was laughing and playing games.  When we saw the stadium out of the window we were all happy and cheering!  I had never seen 75,000 people before, all in one place. The minute I got out I smelt hot dogs and donuts.  As we made our way up the stairs to our seats, it was dark.  We were quite high up but, when I looked down, there were lots of spectators waiting for the kick-off.  When I looked up there was a gigantic football stadium, it felt huge.  When we got to our space in Row 28, we saw the football players warming up.

In the first half, none of the teams tried hard enough.  I felt unhappy because I like Manchester United and I wanted them to win.  In the second half the game got much more exciting and I was sure Man Utd were going to socre and win.  However, after two periods of extra time neither of the teams had scored.  This meant they had to go to penalties and that's when Middlesbrough scored 3 goals. Wayne Rooney didn't score, neither did Michael Carrick or Ashley Young, so Middlesbrough won 3-1.

On the way back from Manchester Mr Borman was sad because he likes Manchester United.  When we were back on the motorway nearly everyone was asleep because we were all tired from the trip, and we came back to Bishops Cannings at 3.30 in the morning.  It was a long day but I would love to go again"

 Natalie, aged 9

Meridian Primary School, Greenwich - October 2015

Following Meridian's visit to All Cannings, Class 4 spent two days in Greenwich to tie in with their topic on iconic buildings.  As well as seeing buildings like The Shard and the Royal Navy College in Greenwich, we had a memorable experience on The London Eye. However, the most enjoyable part was spending time with the staff and pupils at Meridian.  Once again, despite the many differences - they call all staff by their first name, have no field and the school is four stories high with a playground on the roof -  it was amazing to see how many things we still have in common.  We are all going to keep in touch over the year and are looking forward to them visiting us in Summer 2016.

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Cheltenham Synagogue - June 2015

Our Year 3/4 pupils visited a Jewish Synagogue in Cheltenham as part of our RE learning.  Everyone found it very interesting, particularly because there were lots of hands-on opportunities to help us understand what we have been learning in class.  Do you know what the following items are?

  • the kippah;
  • the yad;
  • the tallit.

If not come and ask someone in Year 3/4.

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Years 5 and 6 spent the week at The Beacon Residential Centre, Lynton in Devon - April 2013

Years 5 and 6 spent a wonderful week in Devon helped by fantastically behaved children, glorious weather and some great activities.  The children were able to combine fabulous outdoor learning with all the excitement of activities such as 130m zip wire with astounding views over the valley 50m below and the curiously named, but equally exciting, 'crate stacking'.

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Year 3 and 4 visited Braeside - April/May 2013

On 29th April, 42 very excited children set off for an adventurous two night residential trip in Braeside in Devizes.  We were greeted by Yusef, our guide for the stay, and we quickly unpacked and settled into our dormitories.  After a quick drink, it was time for Survival Skills where the children were tasked with making a den and lighting their own fires!!  We ate bread dough that had been toasted on the main fire pump and everyone agreed it was very tasty.  After a delicious dinner, rolex replica watches the children had a chance to use their mapping skills with orienteering all around the lovely grounds of Braeside.  Everyone slept well and breakfast was very welcome the next morning.  The sun was shining as we packed our lunches and headed off into the historic town of Devizes.  Eventually we arrived at Drews Pond (the original water source for Devizes Castle) where we searched for mini beasts, measured the flow of water and created pieces of artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.  After our picnic lunch we headed off back to Braeside via Hillworth Park where the children had a chance to use all the up to date play equipment.  As you can imagine, bedtime was relatively early and there were a few nodding heads during the DVD.  The following morning, we tried low-ropes and problem solving where the children worked collaboratively very successfully.  It wa a most enjoyable trip which the children will look back on fondly I have no doubt.

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Hollowford Centre, Castleton, Derbys. - Year 5 and 6 Residential - March 2015

Our Year 5 and 6 pupils were joined by those from Chirton on a residential visit to the Hollowford Centre in the Peak District.  It was an amazing week in every way possible.  The children were a pleasure to take away, interacting and showing great teamwork and support, particularly when some of the activities were taking them right to the edge or even beyond their comfort zones.  The food was delicious, a cooked breakfast and two dinners every day - I've never seen so many empty plates on a residential.  Even the weather was good.  On the go all day every day, the children were certainly ready for a quiet weekend, but it was a week that they will remember for a very long time!

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Key Stage 2 Bovington Tank Museum Visit

On Friday 12th July, all of Key Stage 2 children spent a fascinating day at the Bovington Tank Museum, as part of All Cannings School's History Week to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War 1.  The museum is divided into several different sections and in groups we were guided through a very realistic World War 1 trench 'tag heuer replica experience' where the children were able to gain a sense of what life was really like in the trenches.  We were shown inside the last remaining World War 1 tank - the Mark 1 where we learned about the extreme temperatures within the tank, about the carrier pigeons kept inside and their role in WW1 and the very unpleasant effects of the fumes from the engine!!  The children were able to observe and read about all the medals that were given during the war and why and they visited an interactive area dedicated to the role of horses during the war.  Bovington Museum is home to a vast array of tanks dating from WW1 to the modern day which was a fascinating finale to a very memorable day for all.

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Year 3 and 4 visited Braeside - April/May 2013

On 29th April, 42 very excited children set off for an adventurous two night residential trip in Braeside in Devizes.  We were greeted by Yusef, our guide for the stay, and we quickly unpacked and settled into our dormitories.  After a quick drink, it was time for Survival Skills where the children were tasked with making a den and lighting their own fires!!  We ate bread dough that had been toasted on the main fire and everyone agreed it was very tasty.  After a delicious dinner, super replica watches the children had a chance to use their mapping skills with orienteering all around the lovely grounds of Braeside.  Everyone slept well and breakfast was very welcome the next morning.  The sun was shining as we packed our lunches and headed off into the historic town of Devizes.  Eventually we arrived at Drews Pond (the original water source for Devizes Castle) where we searched for mini beasts, measured the flow of water and created pieces of artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.  After our picnic lunch we headed off back to Braeside via Hillworth Park where the children had a chance to use all the up to date play equipment.  As you can imagine, bedtime was relatively early and there were a few nodding heads during the DVD.  The following morning, we tried low-ropes and problem solving where the children worked collaboratively very successfully.  It wa a most enjoyable trip which the children will look back on fondly I have no doubt.

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