Year 5: Action and Adventure in the Isle of Wight
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. This year this amazing trip is for Year 5 and 6 pupils.
Update 25th June
The children have now been placed in activity groups and bedrooms. They will know:
- their group number and adult
- the colour of their coach
- who they are sharing a cabin with
- which children are in their activity group.
This information has been shared with PGL and no changes can be made.
I have uploaded the menu and provisional activity schedule below.
Transport arrangements have now be confirmed, I have updated the day of travel details below.
I've been thinking about how hungry I’ll be by the time we get to the Island, especially as most of us will be eating lunch before we board the coach. Please can children bring a small snack for the journey as well as their packed lunch!
Also if your child usually has a free school meal please send me an email if you would like me to arrange a packed lunch from Harrisons (I'll try and make it a little bit more exciting than they usually are!)
What to expect:
Below is all the information provided for this year's trip.
Parent consent form and health care plans.
Thank you for completing these forms. If these need to be updated, please email Jacqui Lacey or me, Clare Haines at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be travelling by 6 x 49, seater coaches to Portsmouth/Lymington and transferring by Wightlink ferry to Fishbourne/Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Each coach will be labelled with a colour.
Departure from school 2nd July 2021
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.
2 of the 6 coaches will be departing at a different time/or from a different departure port
3pm Portsmouth – Fishbourne
At Portsmouth on coach
Red, Green, Pink and Orange coaches,
5pm Portsmouth – Fishbourne crossing
5pm Lymington -Yarmouth crossing
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 5th July (updated)
We will depart the centre at lunchtime for a 1.20pm or 2pm crossing on the 5th July. All coaches will depart Fishbourne and arrive at Portsmouth. We aim to be back at school around 4.30pm (tbc), 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.
COVID, minimising risks
To minimise risk at the centre pupils will allocated activity groups and bedrooms with only children from their own class. The activity groups will be made up of 2 or 3 bedrooms.
Travelling to and from the centre
- wash hands before boarding;
- 2 classes will be split (by activity group) the smallest group to join another classes coach;
- classes will board one class at a time,
- leave rows empty rows between the classes on a mixed coach;
- travel with ceiling vents open;
- wear a mask;
- disembark by activity group with no crossing over;
- sit in separate areas on the ferry.
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
- face covering, all pupils
- 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 Thursday 1st July.
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 Twitter.
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.