Bevois Town Primary School


Beaulieu Residential - December 2021



"We really enjoyed hosting you again.

We had a review of the term yesterday and your ears would have been a good way.  A great way to finish before Christmas!"   

                      Chris Chappell (Education Officer)                         


This December, the Year Five children ventured into the New Forest to stay on Home Farm for our annual residential. Miss Crawford's class were first to set foot in the forest, staying from Monday 6th until Wednesday 8th. Then from Wednesday 8th until Friday 10th, Mr Marlowe and his class made their trip to the farm. Below, you can share in their experience and see for yourselves how much fun was had by all!

We have had such an amazing week at Home Farm this year! It was wonderful to be back out in the forest after a year away.


Both classes were bursting with excitement and anticipation as they saw the buildings of Southampton disappear and the trees and open fields of the New Forest come in to view! For many, this was their first time staying away from home!


After each year group

arrived, the children settled 

into their rooms. Making beds was quite an experience- 

and as you can see, some 

children took it very seriously. 



Once the children were settled in their "home"

for the next few nights, they had the chance to

explore the farm- but before that they needed

to dress for the occasion. All children were provided

with tractor suits

and wellies!     



                            As you can see - not all of them fitted perfectly!


Survival in the wild....

The Year Five topic in the Autumn Term is 'Living on the Edge'. As part of this unit the children read and explore the texts, Survivors by David Long and Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Through both of these, the children are faced with the theme of survival in the most extreme of conditions. In order to bring this concept to life, at Beaulieu, the children were taught how to build a shelter with nothing but what they could find in the forest. They were then divided into groups and set the challenge of building their own.  Here is what they created- impressive, I think you will agree!

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