The Year 2 enjoyed their first night under canvas here on the school grounds. Photo orienteering, bbq a rather egg-citing egg challenge and (some) sleep before rising for breakfast ensured that both they and the Year 3&4 children had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. As you can see from the images, they were fortunate with the weather although somewhat cool overnight. They were very kindly joined by Mrs Bond, Miss Renfrew, Mr Stevenson, Miss Menon, Mrs Patel and Miss Dixon.
With a splendid tray bake from Mrs Bagri (sometimes caring isn't sharing) and a strong cup of tea with home baked artisan bread courtesy of Mrs Coyne at Red Gate Bakery we were well looked after.
Royal Wedding Tea Party
As you can see from the images, the children in our early years enjoyed a very British tea party to celebrate the royal wedding taking place tomorrow. Not quite sure what the Queen would make of the guest of honour, although I am in no doubt that she would have enjoyed the cakes and sandwiches.
Year 2, 3 and Year 4
The highlight of the week for Years 2, 3 & 4 was our camp out in the school grounds. The evening started with setting up camp in the playground after setting the ground rules for the evening. We then moved onto a ‘Photo- Orienteering’ challenge where close up photos of places around school were air dropped to each team’s iPad, then they to had to search for the image to reveal a letter. Ten photos later, and a great deal of a discussion in their teams they worked it out!
A BBQ followed with steak burgers, coleslaw, salad etc. Which was devoured. Dessert included a tasty ice cream cone (with thanks to Mrs Akoglu) and a wonderful chocolate fudge tray bake kindly made by Mrs Bagri. Fruit was left out at all times for those who like to graze.
We then swiftly moved onto our evening challenge, ‘The Egg Drop’. Working in teams the children had to work out how to protect an egg dropped from a height. Using recyclables and tape, some designed containers for the egg and other groups created a nest like structure for the egg to land in. After a discussion about fair testing, we moved onto our predictions for each group. This then led onto analysing each container to see how it worked. During this time, the children all had a short rest to drink hot chocolate and marshmallows!
After a super evening, the children prepared for bed and settled quickly. A thoroughly enjoyable experience was had by all. A big thank you to all the teachers who helped make the opportunity a fabulous experience for our children.
Reception have had a wonderful week! We began the week with investigating capacity. The children explored different measurements of water by using cylinders and containers to identify ‘half full,’ ‘empty,’ ‘nearly full,’ ‘nearly empty,’ and so on. Reception drew diagrams and labelled them applying their phonics skills. The children have been super excited about the Royal Wedding by writing letters to Prince Harry and made crowns/tiaras for our ‘Tea party’ this afternoon. During Science we have looked at the lifecycle of a butterfly. We were lucky enough for Stella to share her ‘real life butterfly garden’ with us. The children studied their beautiful colours and patterns by drawing them. We then released them and watched them fly into the open. Abbie said: “I think they will land on a flower.” Stella: “I think the butterflies will fly together and find somewhere to live.” Molly: “They will make habitats for themselves.” Krisha: “I hope they find each other again.” Well done.
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