Children are expected to return to school at 2:30pm, you are free to collect your child from this time onwards. Children and their luggage is to be collected from the top playground.
25.5.17 - Day 4
I cannot believe it is Day 4 already! The week has been amazing so far and we still have the afternoon activities to complete. It is hot again today but we are making sure children have their suncream and hats on and drinking water regularly aswell as keeping them in the shade where possible. They went to the shop today so most had an ice cream after lunch to cool them down.
The activities today are a mixture of Archery, Cordage, Abseiling, Crate Stack and Orienteering. The children will pack after dinner this evening then end our trip with a Campfire sing-a-long with marshallows. The children are really gaining confidence and have been building their communication skills to help complete their activities.
We will keep the school up to date on our journey home tomorrow and they will update you all on this page.
Day 3 - 24.5.17
Good afternoon from sunny Staffordshire!
Last Night's Mini Olympics was so much fun, they did a variety of sports including the classic egg and spoon race! As soon as they were finished, the children went straight to bed and were all tucked up and sleeping by 10pm - hurray! By 7am, children were all awake again and off to get showered and dressed without any nagging!
Today has been filled with activities like Drum Beat, Zip Wire and Rope Climbing with pizza as fuel for lunch. Our evening activity is a chilled movie night. We will add photos of the day, later this evening.
Day 2 -23.5.17
Boy did we see some dance moves last night! Our school had the whole disco to themselves and they definitely made the most of it!
The sun is shining this afternoon after a cloudy start to the morning. The children were up (very) early and have all managed to get some sleep! They all got themselves up, showered and dressed this morning as well as tidying up their rooms ready for their morning room inspections. They have had their first jam-packed day today taking part in a mixture of Lazer Zone, Climbing Wall, Drum Beat and Fire Building! It has been great to see the children all working well together and pushing themselves out of their comfort zones. You will all be proud of your children : )
We will add some photos of the day later on this evening. After dinner, it's Mini Olympics!
DAY 1 - 22.05.17
Our journey here was fab, no issues and no traffic! Upon arrival, the children had a tour of the site and were set the task of making their beds and unpacking – which some found easier than others!
After a quick turnaround, the activities began:
Knife Skills - where the children had to carve their own peg with a knife (!)
Team Challenge – complete an assault course by working together
Nightline - saw the children navigate across the site and through a set of ropes, blindfolded!
Problem Solving – the children were given the opportunity to work together and solve various tasks
All the children ate well at dinner and have settled into their dorms. We have the disco this evening then it’s hot chocolates and bed time ready for an action-packed day tomorrow. As always, the children have been amazing and doing us all proud!
Y6 Trip to Kingswood - updates
Pitching Ideas - 18/05/2017
Year 6 pitching their ideas to the Year 6 teachers for the upcoming Fun Afternoon - it was a bit like Dragon's Den! We had some excellent ideas and they are now all busy planning their stalls!
Year 6 Auditions for the Summer Production - 12/05/2017
Auditions were underway this morning for the annual Y6 Summer Production taking place in July. It was lovely to see the children enjoying themselves after working hard all week for their SATs papers.
Fun in the fresh air - 08/05/2017
Year 6 enjoying an afternoon of sport with Mr Mcgee and Mr Hord, our new PE Apprentice - hopefully helping them to relax after today's SATs reading paper!
Year 6 SATS information and resources from Oxford University Press
SATs tests take place in England in Year 2 and in Year 6. The Year 6 SATs tests take place during the month of May, with the tests spread out across the week. The following link has many resources to help children prepare for their Year 6 SATs tests and to help you gain a better understanding of what the SATs will involve. Click here to find out more.
On Thursday 12th January 2017, some Year 6 parents visited school to have a go at completing a maths or reading SATs paper with their child. Everyone worked very hard and enjoyed the opportunity to share their knowledge and skills.