We had a great day exploring Colchester Castle with lots to see and do. We were able to discover even more about the Romans through the activities and wonderful selection of artefacts. The staff at the castle told us all about the Roman invasion and Boudicca’s revolt. When we went down into the Roman vaults under the castle It felt like we had gone on a journey going back in time two thousand years!
We had a fantastic musical afternoon with Mr Munson on Friday playing and exploring different instruments. We took it in turns to play each instrument and we had to listen very carefully to when we had to play and when we had to stop! It was great fun having a go on some new instruments that we hadn’t played before and learning the names for each one. Thank you Mr Munson!
In our Friday Maths session this week Hedgehog Class explored the number 11. We practised writing it, making it with Numicon, parking 11 cars in a row, counting out 11 jewels, threading 11 beads to make a necklace, building a tower with 11 blocks, drawing 11 cars on a road and much much more!!
We were so busy with our number 11 morning! You’ll have to see if you can spot any number 11’s while you’re out and about Hedgehogs!
We saw the bluebells starting to grow at Wiggery Woods last week. We had to be really careful where we walked so that we didn’t step on any and we can’t wait to see them as they start to flower!
We enjoyed exploring the woods and making use of the rope swings and ladders. Terry even tied a rope around a slanted tree and we had a go at climbing up it by using the rope to pull us up.
We made lots of ‘food’ and ‘drinks’ with the mud and had fun trying to walk up one of the slippery muddy banks!
Here are some photographs of our beautiful sunny morning at the woods!
We have had another fun-packed day on the Isle of Wight! The children all agree that the week has flown by and they would love to stay for longer. Today’s activities included: Giant Mecanno, Zip Wire, Team Problem Solving, Lazer Quest, as well as Rocket and Buggy Building. All of the children have shown exceptional collaboration, perseverance and bravery all week and have been fantastic ambassadors for both of our wonderful schools. New friendships have been formed and we have memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, all good things have to come to an end – we will see you tomorrow afternoon at St Giles’!
Here are a few pictures of Day 4 …
Today has been an exciting, adrenaline fuelled day! We spent most of it outdoors, which was wonderful until the wind arrived, and we all had to don scarves, gloves and hats – but It didn’t deter any of us from enjoying all of the activities on offer. Today’s activities included: the leap of faith, low rope team building, fire making, bush-crafts, orienteering, field games, nightline and laser tag.
You’ll see from the photos how much the children loved the mud. I am sure you will realise that when they bring home their washing…!
Yesterday evening, after the film, we had a late night so we are all a bit tired this morning. This hasn’t stopped our children from being the best they can be, and their friendship and team skills really shone through today. We are so very proud of them all.
Tomorrow brings another fun packed day of problem solving and adventurous activities. We can’t believe we only have one more full day here – lots of the children say they would like to stay for longer! Tonight we are all going to sit around a roaring campfire to toast marshmallows, sing songs and tell spooky stories.
One more day of news to follow tomorrow, then the children will bring all their exciting stories home on Friday to share with you! Here are some photos of day 3 of our Isle of Wight adventure …
We have had another great day at Kingswood! Everyone got a good nights sleep and we started the day with a fantastic cooked breakfast and a walk to the beach where we went fossil and shell hunting – everyone had a lovely time exploring the coast! After this, we headed off into small groups and took part in: Aeroball, Archery, Bushcraft, Jacob’s Ladder and not forgetting the formidable 3G Swing! All the children have enjoyed challenging themselves, getting to know each other and learning new outdoor skills. They are currently enjoying some quiet time watching a movie together with a hot chocolate. Overall, a great day! Here are a few pictures of day 2 …