Hello to all, from another amazingly picturesque morning in the Welsh Hills.
This morning, children have been re-charged for the day with another hearty breakfast, before setting off on their final adventures for the week. Today, the children have visited “Big Pit” coal mine, where children will explore the mine with a hands-on experience to gain an insight into the life of the coal workers.
A huge thank you, to all of the many parents who have helped to make the trip run smoothly by packing appropriate kit, supporting the school and contributing to help make the adventure a success. We hope that the Blogs have been a positive means of finding out what’s been going on this week… it has been lovely to see so many parents viewing them.
With a sad final goodbye, as we set off back towards home…
Bye for now, from all in the Welsh Hills…
[Written by Mr Thorns, with thanks for the updates from Mrs Sivier and Mrs Landon]
Hello to all from Windy Wales!
As the day breaks on a new day in Wales, the children are recovering from a fantastic start to their adventure. It was an early start to the day, with some early-birds up and awake at 5:20am, much to the delight of the staff as you’d imagine!
The children have already experienced a lovely (but challenging) 3.3 hike and evening walk, which tested our walking boots!
The year group is split into 3 activity teams – one has already been canoeing, one hiking and one caving/gorge walking. The weather has been lovely and sunny so far – let’s hope it holds out, with the children really pushing and excelling themselves.
Bye for now, keep an eye out for future updates and feel free to leave a comment below too. Best wishes, from all in Windy Wales!
[Written by Mr Thorns with updates from Mrs Sivier & Mrs Landon]
Today. children in the Reception class performed their class assembly to the whole school, with an excellent information about their work in school.
Starfish and Seahorse classes told the school about their work on looking after the duck eggs, as well as their visit to the local farm with Bedenham school too. They also presented their work on SuperPotato – showing us a range of their work and drawings. They explained that the evil pea had stolen their class teddy, which the children then had to use clues to save him!
They also showed us a selection of their superhero outfits, which the Starfish and Seahorses have been wearing in lessons too! They also performed a great song by the “Let’s Go Heroes” which the children sang along to as well.
A brilliant assembly, where children were very brave to speak to the whole school (and their parents) in a very busy school hall. Well done!
[Written by Mr Thorns]
Today, as part of our music day at Holbrook, children across the school had an opportunity to take part in orchestra music sessions with Rich from Royal Hospital School, who showed us a range of instruments, their notes and their capabilities in assembly.
Later in the day, children had the chance to play p-bones (a plastic version of a trombone) and a p-buzz as well, joining in with a performance at the end of the day as well.
We were extremely lucky to have Rich visit us today, sharing his amazing musical skills and sharing this with our school, giving the children an opportunity to share this on a wonderful musical extravaganza!
Let us know what you thought of the day by leaving a comment below!
[Written by Mr Thorns]
What a busy week we have had this week! On Thursday we became knights in training and completed several training activities including jousting, shooting a bow and arrow, rescuing people, practising our sword skills and horse riding skills and doing medieval dancing. We also had a visit from the fire service who taught us all about fire safety and other ways to keep safe. The children got to go in the fire engine and everyone got to have a go at using the hose to put out a pretend fire. On Friday we went to Porchester Castle. We are so proud of how well the children behaved, how resilient they were at coping with the cold weather and how brave they were going all the way to the top of the castle keep. They were true Holbrook heroes! We have our class assembly next Friday where we will be sharing what we have been learning in this topic and some more photos from our school trip. We hope to see you there.
Good evening from Fairthorne!
Day 2 started wet and grey but a breakfast of sausages and hash browns soon raised our spirits. Group 1 headed off for the zip wire while group 2 went into the woods to find insects. The rain continued but everyone was doing their best to be their best and challenge themselves to attempt the zip wire, then the abseiling wall and finally the climbing wall.
Even Mr Burt abseiled and climbed the wall. Mrs Dudley and Mrs Ingledew were very busy taking photos!!
This evening, it’s fish and chips for tea then relay games in the hall. The instructors here have lots of enthusiasm and are proving to be a big hit with the children. The teachers are hoping for an early night for everyone!
Goodbye for now, from all at Fairthorne Manor!
[Written by Mrs Dudley and Mr Thorns]
This morning, our assembly was led by the NSPCC who spoke to the school about speaking out and keeping safe.
The volunteer also spoke to the school about coping with their worries and making sure that they knew a trusted adult to go to during a worry or concern. Children also discussed what type of worries children might have, including keeping safe out and about and making sure that we protect ourselves from harm too.
This Friday, children across the school will be wearing their Christmas jumpers and joining in with the Big-Buddy-Danceathon, listening to Christmas tunes across the day and dancing along with our friends, to remember the NSPCC’s message.
The children received information on different types of abuse, including bulllying online too and how they could contact ChildLine to seek help and advice for their worry or concern.
If you are concerned or worried about anything from this morning’s assembly, please speak to your teacher or an adult that you feel you might be happy to speak with.
[Written by Mr Thorns]