Laurel Residential November 2019
Thanks to Mr Williams and his technical prowess, the world premiere of Hindleap Warren -The Muddy Truth will take place at Laurel's Celebration Assembly on Friday.
Thank you Mr Williams!
At present we are having problems with the SD card from the trip camera. Hopefully, they can be resolved.
Wednesday 20th - Day 3
All were asleep by 10pm last night after a tiring day. Slept right through and then had the mammoth task of clearing their rooms this morning - you wouldn't think they'd only been there two nights the amount of time it took! Looking forward to the last two activities this morning before home time.
Tuesday 19th - Day 2
All slept well last night (well slept some!)
This morning we had rock climbing, team building then lunch of jacket potatoes with lots of different toppings!
This afternoon, we went on the Forest Adventure and played games and then got really wet and muddy (wait for the pictures!). This evening we had a dinner of sausages before swimming!
Monday 18th - Day 1
Everyone is having a great time - they enjoyed lunch and had Canoeing and Archery this afternoon.
9:50pm everyone is settling down for the night. Lana had to go tell the teachers to keep it down as they were giggling too loud!
Tonight everyone went to the shop to buy all their souvenirs!
Tuesday 15th 9am:
Had a great day yesterday! Favourites went between the giant swing and the raft building. Everyone enjoyed getting wet! Lots of great pictures to follow when we get back! Lunch was pizza which went down really well.
We had aeroball (think netball with a trampoline!) and challenge course in the afternoon before a big dinner and campfire in the evening.
All children were shattered by bedtime and slept well.
This morning we’re abseiling and doing some archery. Everyone’s excited about the disco tonight.
Monday 15th 9am
We had a good first night playing Ambush. The class mostly slept... at least a few hours and we’re excited about the morning’s activities of raft building and giant swing before eating pizza for lunch!
It's been a stunning start!
Here are some pictures from our Anglo-Saxon day: the question is, what did we learn about them?
Welcome Back Lovely Laurel Class
It's so lovely getting to know you!
We hope you had a restful, peaceful and relaxing summer. Now is the time to surge into action with our first topic: the mighty Raid, Trade and Invade! We will be learning about the great influence of overseas settlers on this country through our exploration of the life, work, art and stories of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings up to the Norman Invasion. We will begin with a stunning start day and deepen our learning via explorations of the epic poem Beowulf. This and other texts will form the backbone for our English writing this term. We will touch on archaeological sciences through an investigation into why some materials survive over centuries whilst others degrade.
In Science we will explore ideas and concepts linked to theories of evolution and Computing will take us on a voyage into programming.
A highlight will be our residential visit and please see me if there is anything I can do to help this be an even richer and happier time for your child.
Weekly homework is given out on a Friday and due back the following Wednesday. It will usually involve further Maths practice and English grammar, spelling or punctuation work. Keeping reading is an absolute priority and, if can, try to take fifteen minutes three times a week listening to your child read (or reading with them) and asking them questions about the text you are sharing. A topic homework list will be attached soon.
PE this term will usually take place on Mondays and Fridays, so please make sure that PE kit is in school for these days but ideally all weekdays.
If you have any questions about this term's work, please don't hesitate to ask. We'll always be around to support you and your children but if it's a matter requiring detailed conversation please make an appointment via the School Office or with me at the end of the school day.
Here's to a great term!
Mr Holmes & Mrs Henderson