Year 5: Action and Adventure in the Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight - May 17th-20th 2024
This year's trip for Year 5 pupils will take place on May 17-May 20th .
This page will be updated from February 2024, for now take a look at the arrangements that were made for the May 2023 trip. Organisation for the 2024 will be very similar.
All updates will be posted on this page.
Health care information and consent
Please check your email. Information sent out on 20th February at 12.10pm.
Deadline for completion Sunday 3rd March 2024.
Parent information session
This year the parent information session will take place on Wednesday 17th April at 6.30pm (on Teams). Link to the event
To watch a recording of last years session click on this link:
- Link to live event (2023)
Welcome to the Isle of Wight information page.
Have a look at what the children got up to on the last trip to the Isle of Wight.
What to expect:
Below is all the information provided for last year's trip. This will be updated as we get closer to this year's trip
Parent consent form and health care information.
Provisional plans, we will be travelling by 3 x 53, seater coaches to and transferring by Wightlink ferry to Fishbourne, Isle of Wight. Each coach will be labelled with a colour.
Departure from school
In the morning:
- Children will need to arrive at school at the normal time
- Children should drop their luggage, by their coach label, in the area in front of the main entrance of the school (between the two halls) and then make their way to classrooms.
- Children should keep their day bag and packed lunch with them.
- Parents are asked to say goodbye to their children at this time.
Where are we staying?
We are staying at the PGL centre 'Little Canada'
PGL Little Canada, New Road, Wootton, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4JP
Arrival at school
Provisional arrangements. We will depart the centre at 2.30pm lunchtime for a 3.40pm or crossing. All coaches will depart Fishbourne and arrive at Portsmouth. We aim to be back at school around 6.30pm, this will depend on traffic. Regular updates will be tweeted. Children should be collected from the Coombe Road entrance, please bear with us while we disembark and reunite each child with their luggage!
Children must say goodbye to their activity leader.
Find out more about Little Canada
Take a look at the PowerPoint below, exact activities and rooming information will be confirmed nearer the time.
The packing list will give you an idea of what your child should pack. There is also a list of what children should wear for each activity. Please note that children should not bring aerosols, mobile phones, anything electronic or valuable. Children do not need to bring bedding.
Children might like to pack a special item from home for example a much loved bedtime cuddly toy or a family photograph.
If the forecast is for wet weather please pack additional clothes as the children may need to change more often. Don't forget a waterproof coat.
If the forecast is for sunny weather, fingers crossed, don't forget sunhats, sunglasses and sunscreen (children need to be able to apply their own and must not share - please label clearly).
A small ruck-sack or draw string bag that will be used on the journey and for all activities. This should include
- hand sanitizer
- packed lunch (disposable containers) no nuts;
- snack for the journey
- water bottle;
- pocket money (£10 max);
- a camera (disposable is fine);
- a book;
- some things to keep them busy on the coach, no electronics;
- sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses;
- waterproof coat (if needed)
Each child should have only one small suitcase or holdall plus their 'day' bag/rucksack. The luggage labels are optional, if you choose not to use these labels please make sure your child's luggage is easily to identify. Children should be able to lift and carry their own luggage.
It is suggested that the pupils bring up to £10 for snacks and treats and a souvenir. Children will be in charge of their own money, it is recommended that they bring it in a clearly labelled purse or wallet and that this is kept in their day bag.
If your child requires any medication please make sure you have updated your child's medical details on MCAS. Medication should be in its original packaging, clearly labelled and placed in a clear bag. This bag should be handed in to the school office by date tbc
Travel sickness tablets should be handed to the class teacher, again clearly labelled with instructions for when they should be taken.
Asthma medication should be placed in the child's day bag.
Activities and groups
Please see the PowerPoint presentation & provisional activity list above for details of activities.
Children will be asked to select a partner for the trip, they will be with their partner during activities, on the coach and in the same bedroom.
Activity groups will be made up of 12 children. Each group will have at least one member of PGL staff plus one member of Fielding staff.
Daily updates will be placed on Instagram (details to follow).
If children are very homesick or unwell we will phone home.
If an emergency occurs that you think your child should know about, please call the school during school hours. Outside of school hours you may call the emergency number:(tbc) or email Mrs Haines. Parents are asked not to contact the centre.