Isle of Wight…. the journey here ⛴ and the castle

Firstly, apologies for the lack of a post yesterday – we will endeavour to make up for it today!

The boat journey was smooth and the afternoon and evening was bathed in sunshine…


We arrived at the hotel in time for dinner and after a delicious meal (with plenty of greens) we headed to the beach – pictures coming later.

Once everyone had had a warm shower and put on their pyjamas, we had a hot chocolate and a (relatively!) good night’s sleep.

More coming!

Digimaps For Schools

Hello Geographers,

You can now access digital Ordnance Survey maps in the comfort of your own home!

Below are the details for the website Digimaps For Schools.

Click on the link, enter the username and password and you’re ready to go! You can use these maps to find out more about the geography of your area. You can plot routes, find the area of a location, find aerial photos … you can even see what the map looked like in 1950 and 1890! Did your street exist in 1890? Use Digimaps to find out!

https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk

Username: SE145LY

Password: ebmnize4

Happy mapping!

Choir Performance at the 02

On Tuesday 6th February, the Edmund Waller School Choir headed to the 02 to perform as part of a 7000 strong children’s choir.  The children have been working very hard since September to learn 16 songs that lasted an hour!  They took part in a 3 hour long rehearsal in the afternoon, followed by the concert for an audience of over 10,000 people in the evening.  They sang absolutely brilliantly and they performed with great energy and enthusiasm!

 

Year 6 visit to Wide Horizons or ‘Let’s go back to the Stone Age!’

Today, Year 6 were challenged to see whether they could survive in the Stone Age (it would be touch and go, we have to conclude…). They spent the day fire-lighting, shelter-building, hunting and creating cave paintings from natural materials and a lot of fun was had by all – and a lot of learning.

Year 6, what did you most enjoy about the day out? What was the most interesting thing you discovered? Wheat else did you learn? Did anything surprise you? Please leave your thoughts in the comments.