And just like that it's all over!
By now your babies will be tucked up in their warm beds, having had their hair brushed fore maybe the first time in 2 days and a normal bedtime routine. The final night was much warmed and the children spelt through till 6- some even had to be woken up at 7 to get the day started! After much sorting and TRYING to pack: some tents looked as if large clothing stores had deposited their entire winter range on the floor! We got the day started with some den building and natural art. The children remained enthusiastic and full of laughter through out their trip and we all had the most amazing time! We all got to know each other better, laughed more together and became an incredible Year 4 team that we hope holds them in good stead for Year 5. Your children were a complete delight and you should be very proud of them all,
Carey Camp is AWESOME!
Day 2 may have been a bit quieter then day 1. The temperature definitely dropped over night and we were all up getting extra blankets, roll mats and sleeping bags for the children. Sleep was enjoyed by some hardy souls but most of us looked a bit worse for wear. But that did not deter us! No way! We were up (by 5!), dressed and raring to enjoy our full English Breakfast! There was NO risk of starvation at Carey that's for sure! The day was spent completing all the activities that they had not taken part in yet- the tunnel seemed to be the firm favourite! There were so many proud children: their motivation, drive and perseverance to climb higher, aim straighter and do better was a joy to watch. They have been a credit to you and our school. That night we enjoyed a spot of Carey has Talent before the campfire and some retelling of Carey is Cool stories. To hear them talk about how they had been working as a team, pushed their personal boundaries and achieved was a testament to how hard they had been working. Hot chocolate, fire and bed. Funnily enough, bed time was much quicker and quieter on day 2!
Cool Camping at Carey!
What a fabulous first day has been had by all! The group was split into 2 and half have been doing archery while the rest did tree climbing. After that they children navigated through underground tunnels, guided their friends through a blindfold trail, built a gutter run and traversed climbing wall. The whole day was based on team building and supporting each other. The children have been incredible and have really shown such perseverance and resilience! We have been so impressed. Tonight, we went on a night walk where the children needed to read a map to get us back home- we have some talented map readers in our midst! After hot chocolate and toothbrush time, they are all in tucked up in bed and NEARLY all asleep! We are up bright and early and have a full day ahead of us! A repeat of today so that all pupils have the opportunity to do everything. YEHAAAAAAAAAAAA! We are all so excited!
We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo!
To say we had the BEST DAY EVER would be an understatement! What a wonderful experience going to Marwell Zoo was! According to one child's Fitbit we walked 19,000 steps which equates to roughly 15km and, to be honest, I believe it! The children were amazing and not once over the 5hours of walking, did they complain! The day literally flew by! But what is there to complain about when you are off to find: rhinos, giraffes, red pandas, sloths, zebras, snow leopards, pygmy hippos, leopards, cheetahs (who were selfishly hiding!), tigers, wallabies, snakes AND freaky head spinning owls! And then, for good measure, we had a handling session where we learnt more about the animals at Marwell, got to stroke a GIANT stick insect and a rat! We did wonder if it was Rodger? It was lovely to hear the children being able to show off what they had learnt about : herbivores and carnivores, invertebrates and vertebrates and endo- and exoskeletons. Not to mention hearing their comments when seeing a real (dead) crocodile, turtle, python and various skeletons. We had a host of wonderful adults that helped to make this day possible and to them I give a heart felt THANK YOU! You made this a day that the children in Yr 3/4 will remember forever!
We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo! How about you? You? You? We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo! (Challenge: can you spot the sloth?
This term our topic is Our Wild World. Please take a look at all the other fabulous learning we will be doing this Spring term.
It is with a sad and heavy heart that we bid farewell to Miss Osborn and Mr Hay today! We will miss you both terribly and wish you every happiness and success for the future. You have helped us to create such happy memories and we thank you for the bottom of our hearts for that! GOOD LUCK!
We thus welcome Mr Boucher (who we know very well!) We look forward to working with you and know you will help us all achieve great things.
LKS2 will be doing a mini version of The School of Rock for the Christmas Musical. Because of this, pupils need to wear their school uniform for the production. They may borrow a tie if they wish.
Many thanks for your support.
For those who missed our Stay and Rock (and bonds and Number facts), please find a copy of the PPP delivered to parents. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the class teachers if you have any queries.
Over the term we have been looking at WW1 and WW2 poetry, what we can learn from it, performing it and finally, writing our own. On Wednesday we spent time with an actress who taught us more about WW1 and helped us to perform poems in different ways. At the end of the day, all the classes in KS2 performed what they had learnt. It was incredibly moving.
Thank you to all who attended our Stay and Vocabulary on Thursday. We hope that it gave some useful insight into how we teach your child new vocabulary that they will come across in during their literacy and topic sessions. Unsurprisingly, the children are using these words in their writing as well, which is very exciting.
For those who missed out and would like to see what we did:
Lulworrrrrrrrf Cove was awrrrrrrsome!
An awesome day of pirates, rocks, fossils, acting, sketching, drawing maps AND all in the beautiful Dorset sunshine. Fun was certainly had by all of Weymouth Class. Thank you to all who helped out and made our day so amazing!
Things to note:
- PE is on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday depending on the carousel.
- Children will read daily.
- Children can change their books daily and will go to the library once a week.
- Homework will be handed in on a Thursday and handed out on a Friday.
- There will be a spelling test every Thursday.
- Swimming is on a Friday
- Timestable test once a week
Forth coming events:
22.01.19: Stay and (tbc)
01.01.19: Kimmeridge assembly
05.02.19— Marwell Zoo
15.02.19: break up