GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

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Sunbury & Camberley Region

Year 6 Area

Year 6 residential

Tuesday 11th June 2024

We’ve had another fantastic day here on the Isle of Wight with a fun-packed timetable and excellent food!

We started the morning with another hearty breakfast - there was a cooked breakfast on offer, alongside unlimited cereal, fruits, yogurts and porridge. This really helped to keep us full of energy for our activities and boy, did we need it! Every group had two morning activities and it didn’t matter whether it was fencing, the trapeze or archery, the children had a blast. The groups demonstrated such resilience and bravery in every challenge they were faced with and they even managed to convince some of their teachers to join in.

A quick pit-stop for a lunch of burgers, chips and salad was very much needed, and it kept us going through our next two activities. Some groups went off to abseil down a very high wall, whilst others enjoyed flying through the air on the giant swing. Their teamwork skills were also put to the test in problem solving sessions and the children loved having the chance to beat PGL records and solve riddles - a special mention to group 6 for their innovative ways of getting their team through a tire and to group 1 for setting a new PGL record of 8 seconds to complete the ball challenge!

To wind down during our free time, we enjoyed a mixture of giant chess, giant jenga and ping pong in the communal area, and we were even able to visit the gift shop again! By 6:30pm, it was at last it was time for dinner and we tucked into a real feast of mac and cheese or chicken katsu curry with rice and vegetables; we even had a delicious toffee apple muffin for pudding! It was then back to our cabins for a quick outfit change (and an extensive hair salon experience for our children, in which almost every single teacher was roped in to plait hair) before setting off to the main hall for the disco of the century! It was lovely to see our children enjoying music and showing off their best moves! 

With the end of our trip in sight, we spent the last few minutes of our evening packing suitcases, tidying up and ensuring that we hadn’t accidentally swapped socks with a roommate (something that was far trickier than anticipated!). With those jobs done, we snuggled down for the last time in our bunkbeds, ready to wake up in the morning to tackle a few more activities and then make the journey home to see our families.

We have had the best time ever here at Little Canada, and we know we’ve made memories that will last us a lifetime time. Thanks for tuning in to follow us along the journey!

Monday 10th June 2024

After a calm and peaceful night, Year 6 were raring to go this morning!! Breakfast consisted of a delicious hot meal which included bacon, beans, and amazing hash browns (which proved to be very popular!) 

To start the day, we all moved into our activity groups for the morning sessions, and the weather was kinder to us! In the sunshine, some groups threw themselves into laser tag combat, whilst others climbed the heights of Jacob! After building up quite an appetite and devouring our lunch of pizza, chips, and a wholesome salad bar (all you can eat) we all set out to compete in a Dragon Boat race! Enjoying the fun, Miss Horlock, Miss Hatch, and Mr Barkley fully immersed themselves in the rhythm of the race learning all the different paddle techniques and can now call in the ancient art of dragon boating! As can all the children! The creek was bathed in sunshine and the water calm as groups 1-8 merged to strive to be the victorious crew! We think it may have been groups 7 and 8 who won the race! 

Before a hearty dinner, some found out how well they can problem solve when working together as a team whilst others how to hit the golden bullseye in archery. 

To finish another splendid day on the sunny Isle of Wight, the children found a burst of energy to complete in some sporting competitions against each other as the sun set with anticipation for what day three will bring for us! 

Sunday 9th June 2024

After a busy day, our Year 6’s are now settling down for a good night’s sleep before our activities begin tomorrow.

Our journey was all smooth sailing with a speedy coach ride to Portsmouth Quays and then in no time, we were setting off to the Isle of Wight on the ferry. The children were really impressed with the views of the ocean and before long we arrived at Little Canada. A short tour of the site got us all excited for what is to come - the gorgeous lake, the giant swing, the forest…. we saw it all! 

For dinner, the children enjoyed generous helpings of lasagne, sausage rolls and wedges, pasta and garlic bread and of course plenty of veg from the unlimited salad bar. For pudding it was ice cream or a chocolate muffin followed by a bit of birthday cake to celebrate Jace’s big day!! 

As the sun began to set, it was down to the campsite after a lovely forest walk for some songs around the fire. We were even able to roast our own marshmallows.

Over and out parents - we look forward to sharing more with you tomorrow!






Welcome to the Year 6 page! This is where you will find all the information you need to know about what we will be doing in Year 6 this term. There is so much to look forward to this year: an exciting new curriculum, lots of opportunity for challenge, opportunities for extra responsibility as role models at the top end of school, a residential and an end of year production. Your last year at Danetree is going to be brilliant!

Each year, your child’s teacher is responsible for making a judgement about the standard your child is working. At Danetree Primary school, children sit tests in Year 1 – 6 throughout the year to help with this teacher assessment. In year 2 and year 6 the end of year tests are different because they are national tests. There will be a parent information session later in the year so teachers can explain the process. For more information about these tests, click on the link.

Please check out the subjects section to find ways of supporting your child at home with their reading, writing and maths.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance.


6 Nightingale


Miss Horlock

(YGL for Y5 & Y6)

6 Seacole


Mr Hansen

6 Parks


Mrs Newman

6 Luther-King


Miss Hatch



SATs Preparation Video




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