We have just left site- 14:07. We will inform you when we are roughly 30 minutes from home. See you soon 😊
We're up (just), we're packed (mostly) and we've got our waterproofs on 🌧😢 Luckily one of our last activity is indoors. We'll post later to tell you we've left site. This won't be until at least 2pm
It turns out that some of us are actually very good at building rafts. However, we can guarantee that every child will come home having had some sort of wash this week! 😉 Lake swimming was very popular.
Fantastic morning spent at Kent Caverns and now getting ready to build rafts - we may get wet🤣
After the rain last night, the sun is shining already but it's extremely quiet here. The boys were up and ready but we can't say the same about the girls 😴😴😴😴
Well today we were vertically challenged, had huge fun building and riding buggies as well as conquering fears on the climbing wall. It was fabulous seeing Mrs Hunt but the room inspections were not so good 😬 We'll work on being tidy.
Rather quiet this morning! 😴
A fabulous day spent abseiling, zipwiring and visiting the zoo. Luckily we had packed waterproofs for the shower (or two) at the zoo.
Arrived safely, even had time for a quick paddle in the sea - it was rather cold!
World Book Day - what a fantastic range of characters from so many different books and authors.
Whilst learning about our beautiful planet, we presented projects on an area of the topic that interested us. These ranged from Tsunamis to refugees and also included space debris and avalanches (to mention just a few)..
After weeks of practising different skills, we put together a performance piece so we could assess what we had learnt.
Shadow puppet stories after learning about light and transparency.
After writing our own Ancient Greek myths as a script, we performed these and edited them as green screen movies
What a performance - practising our Christmas carols before singing to parents and a final rehearsal of our dance to 'Don't Stop Me Now' by Queen for our dance topic. Once we practised our skills, we filmed it so we could evaluate our work.
Enjoying Christmas lunch (with a little music and dancing)
Using our Mathematical skills to create Christmas decorations
Using nets to make a 3D shape for our advent calendar boxes.
Into the labyrinth! After listening to Theseus and the Minotaur, we experienced what it might have been like to be one of the Athenian tributes. Luckily we all made it out alive.
Sharing our Ancient Greek work with each other
Greek board games
A little bit of Greek dancing
Eating a Greek honey cake
As part of our Science work on classifying, we spent time identifying and sorting flora and fauna around the school garden.
Using mathematical nets to cover shoe boxes so we can decorate and then fill them for Harvest.
Willow Class 2020
On our way home, time is 14:15. Hoping for a clear run and seeing you all soon.
Final activities of the day - canoeing (don't worry we showered after getting wet) and archery. We'll text the school when we leave site and update during our journey. When we are roughly 30 minutes away, we'll send another text out to parents.
After a lovely camp fire, singing and story telling last night, it was very quiet this morning! Final temperature check before we leave could only be done when we'd finally managed to wake everyone up!
Giant swinging today - a little scary!
Those who wanted to are ready for the game. The others will join us after their activities.
A lovely swim with Ted at the pool, some more climbing and buggy building
Raft building (we got a little damp), climbing, rifle shooting and vertical challenge today
Today's weather v last night's
Arrived safely, enjoying first meal
In our Leavers Hoodies - they always arrive on the hottest day!
Bridge building for DT
Experimenting with electricity (safely of course)
Finding the best conductor
Checking if more cells make the buzzer louder
Celebrating World Book Day
In Flanders Field Remembrance recital
We were so proud of our Year 6s as they recited 'In Flanders Field' in front of the whole school as part of our socially distanced Remembrance service. It was made even more poignant when two of our pupils read the names from the local memorial out to everyone.
Ancient Greek project work
Checking out the fabulous project work that our Year 6s have created for their topic of Ancient Greece, we all loved the creativity that everyone demonstrated. We will add more photos of the work as projects come out of quarantine.
Ancient Greek Lego Temple
Amazing Magazine about Ancient Greeks
It is not easy creating Harvest boxes under Covid-19 conditions. However, we love a challenge in Year 6 and we've come up with some fabulous ways of making sure we still get to create beautiful boxes, cards and deliver our boxes to the community. Have a look at the nets we designed and the fabulous artwork on some of the finished boxes.
It was fabulous that some of the Year 7s from Langtree popped back to see us (socially distanced) to tell us all about Secondary School.
Year 7 come to visit
Investigating flora and fauna so that we can then learn how they are classified. We found lots of interesting things - ask us how about Carl Linnaeus and how we classified the class.
Creating our class book
Restless Earth presentations
Courage was in abundance at the Year 5/6 Football Tournament and we were very proud of all our pupils taking part. Congratulations goes to our B team who won the tournament.
Helping to run a Biscuit Decorating Fundraiser for the Australian Bush Fire Fund.
What a fabulous afternoon learning all about Chromatography. A huge thank you to Mrs Gupta for volunteering her time to come into school and for making our Science lesson really interesting, we had great fun carrying out our investigation.
Cooking Winter Soup - it was rather tasty.
During 'Healthy Week' we wanted to check which, if any, of our snacks were healthy. Whilst we learnt that some were healthy as part of a balanced diet, we were rather shocked by the amount of sugar in some of them. Come and ask us what we found out.
Learning how to add fractions.
This week our focus has been on creating our school newspaper; working hard on our typing skills. Our sub-editors are supporting their fellow pupils well.
Our amazing Cross-Country runners. County Champions 2019!
We used our Fitbits and other Heart rate measuring devices to measure our heart rates to see what happens to it when we exercise.
It was fabulous to spend some time with the local villagers who we had delivered Harvest boxes to earlier in the school year. We enjoyed making cakes for them and serving them tea and coffee. They told us some fabulous stories about what school was like back in their day. One villager even brought a WW1 medal in for us to hold, we had never held one before. We shall remember those stories forever.
A massive 'Thank you' to Rob, Rachel and Duncan from South Central Ambulance Service for volunteering their time to come and talk to us about being paramedics. We learnt so much and had lots of fun exploring the ambulance.
Oxford Schools Challenge 2019
After a beautiful Harvest service in church we were very excited to deliver the Harvest boxes to the local community. We met some lovely people and have invited them to visit us for a cup of tea and a chat about school days in November.
Creating nets in Maths to cover our Harvest boxes
Science investigation - Do the pupils with the longest legs jump furthest? Come and ask us the answer
Working on our computer skills
Class of 2018-19
Another great Open Afternoon. The pupils enthusiasm for their Greek projects shone through and loved sharing what they had created with so many of you. Thank you for all the support at home as well as in school.
It's not every day that Andy Instone from Urban Strides comes to visit your class. We loved learning some new dance moves.
We will remember them!
We learnt lots at the Rail Safety assembly. Ask us long a new GWR train is.
What a fabulous Open Afternoon! It was lovely to share what we have learnt about Hinduism with so many of you, thank you for your support.