Year Four Residential

Hello again everyone!  After an action packed day we all returned to school this evening.  I thought I would take the opportunity to share some pictures of today so that you can all see what we have been up to!  I also wanted to say an enormous thank you to Mr Lapham, Mrs Carey, Sarah Lewis and Caroline Stevens for giving up their time, energy and general wonderfulness so readily!  We have had a fantastic few days away, and throughout the trip I have been blown away by the amazing attitude and enthusiasm of the wonderful children in Year Four.  They have been an absolute credit to themselves, their families and their school.   We are all incredibly proud of them, and hope they have a well deserved rest this weekend!!


Good Morning! We have just eaten enormous breakfasts and are now busy packing to get ready to head towards Crealy! Everyone slept brilliantly and the teachers enjoyed waking all of the children up this morning!! We are now looking forward to a fun filled day to finish off our trip.   We will see you all back at school at around 6pm - traffic allowing!  If we are due to be much later than around 6:30pm we will call and let you all know.   Here is a photo of us shortly after our breakfasts - some sneaky children were hiding behind the back row - sorry!!


Hello again!  It's 11:30pm on Day Two and all of the children are soundly snoring!  We have had a really busy day with loads of activities and tours crammed in, before a brilliant laser quest tournament this evening!  As you can see from the pictures below we have been really enjoying all of the attractions we have visited - everyone is certainly in high spirits!

We started the day at Bristol Zoo, with an opportunity to explore and see all of the animals. We also took part in an African Experience session, where we were able to meet and handle meal worms, beetles, a Plated Lizard and a Pancake Tortoise. We found out lots about African habitats and were able to see many of the animals we discussed when we continued to explore the zoo.

At the SS Great Britain we were able to build on our recent topic and both ask and answer lots of questions as we went around on a guided tour.   We also explored the underside of the ship, and the museum based on the different journeys the ship has been on.

Finally, this evening, we took part in a laser quest tournament.  We split into teams and took part in team based matches.  Mr Lapham's 'Legends' were the victorious team this evening, with the individual leader board showing Mrs T back in top position - shortly followed by Caroline, Mr Lapham and Callum (who was in the top 5 scores twice!).


Hello everyone! We have had an amazing day visiting the Zoo and the SS Great Britain.  We are off to laser quest very shortly, so spirits are high, as I am sure you can imagine!  We will get the photos from our day uploaded when we get back to the hostel this evening - sorry for the delay - we've been having too much fun!



Hello again everyone! Miraculously everyone is asleep by 11:30pm, after a fantastic evening exploring the harbour on our Pirate Walk.  As the photos show, it's been a very busy day with wonderful activities and shows.  The children have had an amazing attitude today, and we are all certainly looking forward to another action packed day tomorrow.

Thank you for all of your lovely comments so far - we will read them over breakfast in the morning!


Hello everyone.  We have safely arrived in Bristol, and have had a brilliant day at @Bristol.  After a very hearty dinner we are about to head out on our Pirate Walk!  We will get photos uploaded later so you can all see our adventures from the day.  If anyone is having trouble leaving comments please email them across to me at, and we will get them uploaded.


As you can see, the children in Year Four are getting ready to go on their residential trip.  We will use  this page to keep everyone up to date, and share lots of pictures of the things that we have been up to (hopefully with a few more children looking at the camera!!).  Please leave comments below for us to read to the children during the trip!


#1 Carol G 2017-05-17 09:10
Hello William, hope you have a lovely first day, we are looking forward to seeing all the photos. Lots of love from Mum, Dad, Edward, Lydia, Alex and Granny xx
#2 Ross Hoddinott 2017-05-17 11:44
Hello gorgeous Maya! Missing you already. The house is going to be very quiet without you – Jude is going to miss you so much; Evie less so! Have an amazing time. Take lots of photos. And don’t you and Millie be too bossy!? Have fun Year Four! Mum, Dad, Evie & Jude x
#3 Sophie Heywood 2017-05-17 12:20
Message for Adam Biggin. Hey Ads it's auntie Sophie, Uncle Dan, Connor, Keiran and Freddie. We hope you have a lovely time with your friends. Love you mate. Xxx
#4 Rosalynd Biggin 2017-05-17 13:57
Hi Adam. Hope you had a good journey up to Bristol and looking forward to a busy day. Have a wonderful time. Hugs from Granny, Grandad. Ralfy & Bill send woofs xxx
#5 Eden 2017-05-17 14:58
Hi Rory and the rest of class four hope your are exited for the residential from EDED
#6 Gillian Girdler 2017-05-17 15:32
Hi Will, Hope you have a lovely holiday we are looking forward to seeing lots of photos. Love Granny and Grandad XXX
#7 Kymble eldridge 2017-05-17 15:32
Hi Imogen this is Maddie, hope your having a great time, hope you don't get attacked by the fruit bats at the zoo (ask Mrs T about that one!) love Maddie xxx
#8 Kymble eldridge 2017-05-17 15:34
Hi Callum this is Maddie, I am not missing you and have just brought some 'sprinkles' and wondering what to do with them!!!! MADDIE
#9 gemma b 2017-05-17 16:04
Hi ads! Hope you have had a brilliant first day and enjoyed the science museum. Our house is very quiet today-we know who makes all the noise now haha. Make sure you get lots of rest tonight ready for your busy day tomorrow. I hope the SS great Britain is fun and not too scary. Love from Mummy, Daddy, Karleigh and Lyla x x x x Mrs Carey- Karleigh says hello!
#10 Emma Smith 2017-05-17 16:13
Hi Harvey, hope you and your friends have had a good journey up to Bristol? Missing you already, but bet you are having an amazing time. Can't wait to see pictures of your adventures. We thought it might be a bit quieter without you, but Jack is making extra noise. Hope you have a good day tomorrow, can't wait to hear about your adventures when you get home. Love from mummy, daddy, Oliver, Oscar, Sidney, Jack and gunner xx
#11 Colin Girdler 2017-05-17 16:38
Hi William, I hope you have a lovely time in Bristol which I am sure you will. We look forward to hearing all about your adventure and seeing the pictures, good luck hunting for pirates they are dodgy blighters!! With love from Mum, Dad, Edward, Lydia, Alexander, Hatty, 2 Guinea pigs and 2 gerbils xxxx
#12 Sarah Wellington 2017-05-17 17:43
Hi Harry, I hope you and your friends are all having a great time. We look forward to hearing all about it when you get home. Enjoy. Love from Auntie Sarah, Uncle Nick, Jessica and George x
#13 Anne 2017-05-17 18:03
Hello Harry, we hope you had a lovely time at the planetarium & science museum today. The harbour side pirate walk sounds like an adventure. We are wondering if you will get 11 hours sleep tonight like you did last night. Hope you have a great time at the zoo tomorrow. Lots of love from Mum & Olivia x
#14 Claire-Louise Palmer 2017-05-17 18:18
Hi Amber
Hope you had a good journey up to Bristol. Its stopped raining here now so I hope the weather is better for you too. Did you astound the staff at the SS Great Britain with your knowledge about the ship like you did to me and Daddy this morning. Enjoy Lazer Quest this evening if that's what your doing still.
We are enjoying the biggest box of Strawberries. And we may actually get to eat them all ourselves. Lol
Lots of love
Mummy and Daddy
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#15 kimberley cleave 2017-05-17 18:33
Hi Josh,
Hope you've had a good day so far. School is very quiet without you. I would say it's very quiet here without you but Reece can make enough noise for 10 of you at least! We're all missing you but know you're having so much fun, looking forward to seeing your cheeky photos. All our love Mum, Dad and Reece xxx
#16 Alison garrett 2017-05-17 18:48
Hi sophie, hope uv had a good day and enjoyed the museum, have fun on your pirate walk love u loads and miss u lots love mum Josh Nanny and grandpa xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx
#17 Lucie C 2017-05-17 19:04
Evening Oscar
Hope you've had a great day. I wonder how many miles those sweets lasted. I'm betting just outside Bradworthy. It's very quiet without you and we all miss you loads. Hope you are having an amazing time. Lots of love hugs and kisses.
Mummy, Jason and Frankie xxxx
PS Frankie says the headphones are doing great and the internet seems faster
#18 Chelsea xx 2017-05-17 19:07
Hello class 4 hope you had a great and safe journey up to Bristol and a great first day I wish I could go again but hope you are having fun xx chelsea
#19 Kymble eldridge 2017-05-17 19:17
Hi Callum I sent a message earlier but it's not popped up so not sure if you got it?. Anyway, hope you had a brilliant first day and didn't get to wet. It's very very quiet here!! Enjoy your pirate walk and the caves. Fern is very pleased there is space on the sofa but missed you wrapping her up this morning. Love mum
#20 Kirsty slade 2017-05-17 19:23
Hi Niall, Hope you've had a great day at @bristol , Has it changed much since we went there last ?? Hope you haven't eaten all your sweets already!!! Have fun on the pirate walk tonight , Hope it stays dry and you don't get too wet . We will save a piece of birthday cake for you , Sleep tight lots of love mum, dad, Jared and Erin xxxx
#21 Lindsey hamley 2017-05-17 19:30
Hi Niall, hope you are having an awesome time Bristol which I am sure you are, have lots of fun take care lots of love Auntie Lindsey xxx
#22 Lee and lucy clark 2017-05-17 20:11
Hi archie, I'm sure you are all ready for bed now and teeth cleaned!!! Hope you are having a great time, we love you lots!!! Love all of us xx
#23 Jean Walter 2017-05-17 20:34
Hi Ben,
Hope you are having an amazing time, we are missing you loads and it is so, so quiet here without you! Can't wait to see some photos of you and all your friends,
Sleep well and have fun tomorrow
Love you lots,
Mum, Dad and Anna xxx
#24 Anna Curtis 2017-05-17 21:05
Hello Millie, prince (Lully Lully) is looking smart in his skinny jeans and new shoes have a great time from Anna
#25 Carol G 2017-05-17 21:31
Hi William, hope you had a good pirate walk and slept well. Lydia is very jealous, and Edward wishes he could have gone with you. Alex went to sleep very quickly for some reason !!! Hope you have a great day ...looking forward to seeing the pics. Love Mum,Dad, Edward, Lydia,Alex and Granny xx
#26 Rachel & John Orsler 2017-05-17 21:33
Hi Jack. Glad you got there safely. Sounds like you have had a busy but adventurous and exciting day. Enjoy yourself son. Love you lots, Mum and Dad xxx
#27 Charlie & penny 2017-05-17 21:41
Hi Jack, Vinnie, and Stanley. Glad you got there ok. Have lots and lots of fun. Jack we miss you bro, but it's nice a quiet so we can wait until friday to see you, lol. Have a good night. Love Charlie and Penny xxx
#28 Sarah curtis 2017-05-17 22:16
Hi Millie, glad to hear you have arrived safely. I'm looking forward to seeing some photos, I'm missing you already!! Enjoy every minute, take lots of photos and have fun! Love you! Mummy xxx
#29 Elly Disney 2017-05-17 22:38
Hi Isaac, looks like you've had a great time so far, I hope the pirate walk was good fun. Have a fantastic day tomorrow. Missing you lots. Loads of love Mum, Keith and Amelia xxx
#30 Lisa Turner-Spencer 2017-05-17 22:39
Hi Charlotte, Hope you have enjoyed your first day. We all send our love, molly has not left the front door all night waiting for you to come home. Sophia has missed you today. Can't wait to see the photos. Love Mum, Dad , Sophia and Molly xxxxxxx
#31 Emma 2017-05-17 22:58
It looks like your having heaps of fun. Miss you bubs love you loads mum & Locryn xxx
#32 Yolanda Spencer 2017-05-17 23:19
Hi Imogen photos show you having a wonderful time. You banned me from saying much that's nice, but I can say Daddy & I had yummy fish & chips in Appledore last night , but sadly the Hockins van had left. Mitty and Daisy miss you of course. Have another fun day today xxx Mum & Dad
#33 Steren Peters 2017-05-17 23:21
Hi Steren, the photos are great, I recognise some of the places in Bristol on the pirate walk. Looks like you are having a great time. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Lots of Love Nanna Goose xxxxxx
#34 Becki 2017-05-17 23:51
Hi Thomas, hope you are having a brilliant time. Love Mummy, Grandma and Grandad.
#35 Becki 2017-05-17 23:52
Hi Jack - We can't wait to hear all about the pirate walk and the planetarium and the science museum! I bet you have all had a brilliant time! Hope you all have a fab day tomorrow - looking forward to seeing all your pictures. Have loads and loads of fun. Lots of love Mum, Dad, Tasha and Jeffery XXXX
#36 Jen Pengilly 2017-05-18 06:05
Hi to Harry and everyone in class 4. Hope you've all had a good nights sleep and our ready for another fun packed day. We're all thinking about you and love seeing the photos of your adventures. Love Granny,Grampi and all at the Farm xxx
#37 Lee and lucy clark 2017-05-18 06:15
Morning all! The photos of the things you have done so far look amazing!! Have a great day today love mum, dad and bolt xxxxx
#38 Emma Smith 2017-05-18 06:33
Good morning Harvey. Hope you slept well? Looks like you had a brilliant first day. I am sure you are going to have another excellent day today. Missing you. See you soon, love from mummy, daddy, Oliver, Oscar, Sidney, Jack and gunner xxx
#39 Kirsty slade 2017-05-18 06:36
Morning Niall and year 4,
Wow,looks like you had a very busy first day.The house is very quiet without you although i think it is tidier !! Have a great day at the zoo today, Say hi to the big gorilla !!! Missing you loads,lots of love Mum,Dad,Jared and Erin xxx
#40 Donna 2017-05-18 06:38
Morning Riley, it's very quiet here without you! Have a tanfastic trip and remember not to get too close to the monkey enclosure today or you might get left behind! Love you to the moon and back, from all of us xx
#41 Lyndon Piper 2017-05-18 07:14
Hi big fella, glad you are having a great time. Good pirate shooting. Be good and have a great time today and at Crealy. Look forward to having you home. Loads of love. Dad x
#42 Louie Piper 2017-05-18 07:19
Hello Rory, hope you are having a good time. I've been riding my bike in the park. Give you a race when you get back. Love you a tiny bit. See you on Saturday. Louie
#43 Holly chamberlain 2017-05-18 10:32
Have a great time in Bristol. We certainly did when we went.
Have have Holly Ch
#44 Lucie C 2017-05-18 12:57
Hi Oscar. Hope you had a lovely night's sleep and no one kept you awake with snoring. The photo's of @Bristol look incredible. I can't wait to hear all about it. Hope you have a great day today and the food is tasty enough for you. Love you loads. Mummy, Jason and Francesca xxxxxx
PS Please remember to clean your teeth! xxx
#45 gemma b 2017-05-18 13:49
hi ads loving all your photos you look like you are enjoying yourself in every single one. Hope you are having a brilliant second day. Miss you lots looking forward to hearing all your stories tomorrow. love you, mummy daddy Karleigh and lyla x x x
#46 Sam Peters 2017-05-18 14:42
Hi steren i hope your having loads of fun don't forget to clean the fluff out of your belly button lots of love dad xxx
#47 Lee and lucy clark 2017-05-18 16:07
Hope you had a brilliant day!!! Looks amazing, love the space suit photo from yesterday! Love mum, dad, gran, grandad and boltie. Bolt said 'woof woof' and gives you smelly breath lick!!!xxxx
#48 Kymble eldridge 2017-05-18 16:17
Hi Callum hope you have had a great day. The Pirate walk looked great. How was the zoo? And the ship? Look forward to hearing all about it tomorrow. Hope you have saved some energy for laser quest!! Have fun, it's still very quiet here love mum

Hi Imogen hope your having a nice day and have fun at laser quest from maddie
#49 Emma Smith 2017-05-18 16:21
Hi Harvey, hope you have had another fab day and hope you really enjoy laser quest tonight. Can't wait to hear all about your adventures when you get home tomorrow. We are missing you lots and can't wait to see you when you get home. Love you lots, from mummy, daddy, Oliver, Oscar, Sidney, Jack and gunner xxx
#50 Alison garrett 2017-05-18 17:01
Hi soph, hope u had a good sleep and enjoyed ur day at the zoo and took lots of pictures, have fun at laser quest tonight, love u lots miss u loads love mum and Josh xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx
#51 jan garrett 2017-05-18 17:05
Hi Soph

Hope you had a good time yesterday and enjoyed the zoo today. hope there were some giraffes. The chicks have been singing without you. Have a lovely time tonight lots of love Nan and Grandpa, xx xx
#52 Claire-Louise Palmer 2017-05-18 17:25
Hi Amber,
What's your day been like today? Yesterday looked full on and very exciting. I wish I was there too. We bet your really looking forward to lazer quest tonight. Make sure you shoot Sarah and Mrs Turner, in fact just shoot all the teachers. Did you see yourself at the zoo?
Missing you, you mad ginger kid!
Daddy's taking me to the pub in Brad tonight for tea.
Have fun at Crealy tomorrow and make sure you have a good spend up.
Love you loads popsie,
Mummy and Daddy
#53 kimberley cleave 2017-05-18 18:00
Hi Josh and all, Thanks for all your super smiley photos it's great to know you've been having so much fun (we're not at all jealous). Hope day two has been just as awesome. Good luck for Lazer quest this evening! Love you Mum, Dad and Reece xx
#54 Jean Walter 2017-05-18 18:05
Hi Ben
Hope you all have enjoyed today, missing you lots and lots, seems strange but havnt heard football mentioned now for nearly two whole days! Have fun at Crealy tomorrow and dont forget to scream really loudly on the rides so we can hear you,
Love from Mum, Dad & Anna xxx
#55 Kirsty slade 2017-05-18 18:52
Hi Niall, hope you have all enjoyed today, Cant wait to hear all about SS great britain ,Nannie says hi and hopes your having lots of fun.
Have a fantastic time at crealy tomoro and make sure you get all the teachers on the water rides !! Missing you loads love mum,dad,jared and erin xxxx
#56 Anne 2017-05-18 18:54
Hi Harry hope you had a lovely time at the zoo. I know that you were looking forward to laser quest, so I know that you will have lots of fun. It is very quiet at home without you, but we are looking forward to listening to your tales tomorrow night. Have fun at Crealy lots of love from Olivia & Harry. Xx
#57 Ma and Pa Hoddinott 2017-05-18 18:54
Hi Maya,
Hope you are having a wonderful time. Looking forward to hearing all about it.
Love you, Ma and Pa xx
#58 Lisa Turner-Spencer 2017-05-18 19:08
Hi Charlotte, Photos are great looks like you are having another fun packed day. Missing you loads changed your room around today , hope you like it. Love you lots Mum, Dad , Sophia and Molly xxxxxxxx
#59 Emma 2017-05-18 19:48
Hi steren, I hope you had fun at the zoo today and enjoyed laser quest. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Lots of love mum xxxxxx
#60 John Orsler 2017-05-18 20:21
Wow Jack, looks like you are having an awesome time. I told you, you would. Have a great day tomorrow and we will see you tomorrow night. Love you lots, Dad and Mum xx p.s Thanks to the teachers for updating us with the amazing photos and glad you are all having a good time! X
#61 Lindsey hamley 2017-05-18 20:38
Hi Niall, looks like you are having an awesome time hope you are ok have a good last day, looking forward to hearing all about it when you come home take care love you lots from Auntie Lindsey xxx
#62 Elly Disney 2017-05-18 20:49
Hi Isaac
Hope you've had a great day and you enjoyed lazer quest tonight, we loved the glow in the dark face paint!!!
Enjoy Crealy, try not to scream too loudly!! Looking forward to hearing all about it tomorrow. Loads of love Mum, Keith and Amelia xxx
#63 Colin Girdler 2017-05-18 21:01
Hi William, it looks like you are having a wonderful time, we are all looking forward to you coming home tomorrow night and hearing about your adventures, lots of love Mum, Dad, Edward, Lydia and Alexander xxxxx
#64 Carol G 2017-05-18 21:07
Wow William, what a great time you are having. Have a lovely day at crealy !!! Looking forward seeing you when you get home xxx love Mum, Dad, Edward, Lydia, Alex and Granny x
#65 Theresa 2017-05-18 21:50
Hi Vinnie
Looks like your having an amazing time!! have you run out of sweets yet? Toukey is running all over the place, I think she's looking for You!!!all our love Mum, Dad, Tara,and will xxxx love ya loads
#66 Becki 2017-05-18 23:18
Hi Thomas, hope you had a good day yesterday and enjoy your visit to crealy today.
Love Mummy, Grandma and Grandad
#67 Becki 2017-05-18 23:18
Hello Jack - hope you all had an amazing day and had a blast at Lazer Quest - Have great fun at Crealy tomorrow - we can't wait to see you tomorrow night loads of love Mum, Dad, Tasha and Jeffery XXXX
#68 Alison garrett 2017-05-19 04:14
Hi soph, looks like ur all having a great time,hope u enjoyed laser quest last night, have a fantastic time at crealy today, can't wait to see u later love u loads miss u lots love mum and Josh xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx
#69 Fliss Hoddinott 2017-05-19 05:42
Hi Maya, looks like you are having fabulous time. We are all missing you, especially Jude who has lost his Jedi Master or maybe his Site Lord. He may's May the Force be with you.
Love you Mum, Dad, Evie and Jude.
#70 Emma Smith 2017-05-19 05:44
Good morning Harvey, and good morning to class 4. It looks like you have all had a brilliant time. Harvey, we are missing you loads and can't wait to have you home and hear all about your adventures. Hope you have an awesome time at Crealy today. Love from mummy, daddy, Oliver, Oscar, Sidney, Jack and gunner xxx
#71 Kirsty slade 2017-05-19 06:12
Great photos Niall,Looks like you are all having lots of fun, Enjoy crealy today,See you later Loads of love Mum,Das,Jared and Erin xx
#72 Yolanda Spencer 2017-05-19 06:17
Hi Imogen what amazing things you have all been doing. We are looking forwards to seeing you later, though I'm sure you want to stay much longer, or has Mrs T left you in with the monkeys? What was the best bit - the ship, laser quest - tell us tonight. Enjoy Crealey Mum & Dad xxx
#73 Ian brown 2017-05-19 06:19
Hi Callum, I hope you are having a nice time. I've seen some of the photos and it look like you're having fun. I can't wait to see you tomorrow so you can tell me all about it. Enjoy yourself. Love dad
#74 Imogen 2017-05-19 15:48
Hope you guys are having a great time, we can't wait till Laser quest next year.
from Ewan and Lissy
#75 Anne 2017-05-19 19:41
Thank you all, Harry had a great time on the residential. Hope you all have a restful weekend. Many thanks Anne & Harry.
#76 Lee and lucy clark 2017-05-19 21:39
Just to say a massive thank you to all the staff for giving up the time, Archie had the best trip ever. He's been talking about all the things he learnt on the ship, the later quest and Crealy. Thank you again for putting in the extra time to make their experiences so amazing xxx
#77 Carol G 2017-05-20 07:32
Thank you from William for a fantastic residential....he loved it !!
#78 emma 2017-05-20 09:15
Thank you to ALL of the teachers for giving up their time and making the effort to give the children in year four such amazing memories. And also to everybody behind the scenes who must of put in so much effort to the organising as well. Steren had a wonderful time (even if she was to tired to talk about it when she got off the bus)
#79 Yolanda Spencer 2017-05-23 15:53
Thank you for taking us all on our residential, I really enjoyed it, lots of love Imogen. xxx
#80 Claire-Louise Palmer 2017-05-26 19:47
Thank you for taken me to Bristol from Amber Barfoot

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