We've just left the camp after an amazing few days. This morning we did climbing, bouldering and high bar balance. Great fun and they really tested themselves, their team work and communication skills. We should be back to school between 3&3:30pm. See you soon!
Good morning! There students had a fun packed evening last night with cake for Peach's birthday, the talent show and the campfire with toasted marshmallows and s'mores. (Mr Collett's first!) They all slept well last night and are ready to take on today's challenges.
This morning we have climbing and bouldering and then the bus back to school. We'll let you know when we are leaving. Here are some photos from last night.
We've had another fun morning and afternoon with the dry river bed scramble and survival skills after lunch. The students had to learn how to tie a clove hitch knot and then make a shelter in a limited amount of time that would protect them from the coming storm. (Mr Zak with a hose!)
We then learned how to make a fire with limited materials and then cooked noodles on it.
Here are some photos...
What a great day so far! All of year 6 have had an amazing time today. They've learnt so much about themselves and each other in a really short space of time. Today we did a lot of team building activities and found some excellent leaders and effective team players amongst us. The students have all been impeccably behaved and are learning the value of responsibility. And it's only the first day. Here are some photos from the day...
And we're off! The students arrived bright and early and were great at organising themselves and their luggage. There were a few tears (mostly from parents!) but all of year 6 did a great job of listening and following instructions. A good sign for a great trip!
We will keep you posted on our adventures every day on this blog.
The students have started their new topic of Mission to Mars. We have been collecting information that we know already about the solar system so that we know what we are building on. We have also been practising the physical skills and team work we will need on our trip to another planet. Here are some photos:
In the last week of last half term the students learnt a lot about an author we studied - Michael Morpurgo. Michael Morpurgo is an English author, poet and playwright who is best known for his children's books such as War Horse. He uses recurring themes of triumph of an outsider, survival against all odds and characters' relationships with animals. He became Britain's third Children's Laureate, from 2003 to 2005.
We read Kensuke's Kingdom, the story of a boy, Michael, from England whose family decide to travel the world for a year by yacht. After an accident at sea Michael finds himself stranded on a deserted island with his dog and an inhabitant of the island, Kensuke. We did dramatisations of our favourite scenes from the book by writing playscripts from the text, directing our parts and rehearsing to make them perfect. We then showed them to the parents who came in on the last day.
In our English lessons we have been learning about news reports and how to write them. We studied about the Nepal earthquake of 2015, how rescuers must have felt in this situation and how we could report it as a news story.
Here are our finished news videos: