It was an adventurous day for the children in Year Six today as they ventured out of school for a trip to Hadleigh Country Park. Throughout the day the children took part in a series of survival skills activities which saw them developing their team work skills as well as their love of the great outdoors!
The children took part in a geocaching activity which saw them use GPS to navigate their way around the park, finding clues related to their text of the term; Kensukes kingdom. Later on there was more team work on the agenda as the children were challenged to work together to create stable structures which would be strong enough to hold them if they became stranded before they had the chance to develop their fire building techniques. It was a great day for the year group and a fantastic time was had by all.
Meanwhile, back in school, the children in Kites continued to read ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ by Roald Dahl and used their knowledge of adjectives to describe a fourth farmer to add to their list of characters. They listed a series of adjectives and then chose their favourites to include in descriptive sentences.
Downstairs the children in Rabbits enjoyed a library session where they browsed the range of titles and then settled down with their choices to read for pleasure.
At lunchtime the children enjoyed tucking into a tasty sausage dinner before playing together on the playground.
In the afternoon the children in Owls used their PE session to work in teams to create their own ball games which had to include throwing, passing and catching whilst Mr Smith worked with Year Five on the field developing passing and shooting skills in football. In the community room Phil from the ‘Rock Steady’ workshop welcomed children to try their hand at playing the electric guitar, keyboard and drums or show off their love of singing.
After school there was a special guest at table tennis club as the children were joined by an expert player who came along to share his coaching skills. Stuart Gibbs is a former number one junior player and current president of the Essex table tennis association. He was very impressed with the enthusiasm the children showed for the game and thrilled by the schools recent success at the Southend tournament.