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Manor Adventure - Day 4
Another very busy day with the children having a go at rock climbing, archery, campcraft, obstacle course and the evening walk which was lovely - the scenery around the Abernant Lake Hotel is stunning.
Another busy morning today before they pack up and head home after lunch. The coach is due to set off at 2.30pm so we expect the children to arrive back at school at around 6.00pm. We will contact you later by text message when we have more of an idea from the driver of the estimated time of arrival.
Manor Adventure - Day 3
This morning, the children learnt about the basics of raft making and orienteering (compass work). This afternoon, they put their raft making skills into practice, making their own raft which they had to try to cross the river with. Most children did the activity and really enjoyed it. The other activity was paddle boarding and, again, most children did this and loved it. It was such good fun with lots of games and messing about, culminating with everybody jumping into the lake.
The evening activities were: low ropes and survival skills. Then we had drinking chocolate, played some games and they all went to bed happily after another busy day.
Manor Adventure -Day 2
Everyone slept well and enjoyed a good breakfast before a very busy day with two activities before lunch, two more this afternoon and another one this evening for each group - Lake Challenge (zip wire across the lake then team effort to pull a boat back across), survival skills (fire making and den building), low ropes course, canoeing and kayaking and initiative exercises. Everyone worked so hard to do their very best and work really well in team and partnered activities supporting and encouraging each other.
All asleep now ready for another full day tomorrow.
Manor Adventure 2019 - Day 1
We crossed the Severn Bridge into Wales in bright sunshine. After our lunch stop we headed up into the valleys and arrived at 3.00pm. After a quick introduction and site tour the children were straight into their first activity; one group bravely tackling the abseil wall and the other the blind trail. After a hearty dinner the groups swapped activities and everyone showed courage and determination once again. Back into the house for hot chocolate and bed. After the long journey, activities and so much lovely fresh air we expect everyone will sleep well.
Autumn Term 2018
Dear Class 4 Parents/Carers
Welcome back to another academic year. I hope you have had an exciting but restful break and enjoyed the fantastic weather we have been having this summer.
We have another very busy year ahead of us with the Year 6s taking transfer tests and parents/carers making important decisions about their children's future. Year 6 will also be also be taking SATs tests in May.
Both Year 5 and Year 6 will be working hard to progress their learning with a very full curriculum and expectations being high. Homework will be handed out on Thursdays and will be expected to be completed by the following Wednesday. The homework will vary; sometimes it will be a learning homework and other times it will involve finding out, recording or playing games but there will be two pieces set per week. One piece will be maths and the other will be English, topic, science or French.
We will also be having fun, especially at the end of the year when we will be going on a residential visit which will be both challenging and rewarding. There will be more information about this visit in due course.
All the necessary stationery will be provided by the school and so there will be no need for children to bring in pencil cases: space is limited on desks and also in trays in the classroom. However, if your child does wish to bring in their own pencil case, they may do so at their own risk. These must be fairly plain so as not to distract the children from their learning. If there is not enough room on tables or in trays, they will be asked to keep these in their bags in the lockers.
As part of a drive to improve handwriting and presentation, the children will begin the year by using handwriting books for all of their class work with the exception of maths. As these books are completed, they will then go on to record in books according to subject.
This year, children will be allowed to sign out library books again. They will be allowed to choose one book at a time and must return and sign in one book before taking out the next one. We will also be having one session of 'Reading for Enjoyment' per week. If anybody has any children's comics or magazines which their children have finished with and wouldn’t mind donating them to Class 4, we would be very grateful.
We are fortunate to have Mrs Mulcahy in the role of higher level teaching assistant with us for the year which will mean that the children will be mostly learning in smaller class groups. They will also often be in their own year group. We are very lucky to also be having Mr Kritah supporting Class 4 for the year.
PE will be on a Wednesday and on a Friday so please make sure that the children have their kit in schools on these days. We will also be having Outdoor Learning on a Monday so you may wish to send your children in with a pair of old trainers or wellies, particularly if the weather has been wet. We are lucky to have Mrs Ellis to work with the children outside again and, this term, they will be able to work in smaller groups, once a fortnight, cultivating a vegetable plot and growing produce.
Finally, I hope your children will be very happy this year but if there are any issues, please do not hesitate to contact the office to arrange a meeting in school. I am also happy to arrange a telephone appointment if you are unable to come in to school due to family or work commitments.
Mrs E Morley
Class 4 Teacher