The room looked amazing and so did all of the children this evening. Shoes had been polished, suits ironed, dresses purchased, hair curled and styled, lipstick applied and dancing shoes were put on (Gold ones for Sammy!!)
They really do all scrub up rather well. A fabulous evening was had by all, including the teachers. In particular the chocolate fountain and photobooth were a hit with everyone.
I really hope that you all enjoyed it – you deserve it. A huge thank you to all of the staff who helped to purchase things in advance, set up the hall and help to tidy away at the end of it all. Memories have most definitely been made – I think the pictures speak for themsleves. What an awesome bunch you are!
Last night, the disco went down a storm! We all danced until our feet were sore and there are lots of lost voices today from all of the singing. They all looked super in their disco gear.
Well, what a day we have had! After another fantastic sleep, the sun has been shining all day and so many children have really pushed themselves and conquered their fears! We are very proud of all of them.
We set off in our groups again this morning to take part in lots of different things including orienteering, archery, quad biking, sensory trail and areo ball. This afternoon it was the main event that we have all been waiting for……the mud challenge course! It most certainly did not dissapoint. I am pretty sure that it has been everyone’s highlight of the week so far. The pictures speak for themselves!
We are all really looking forward to our final evening here tonight as we have the campfire – it really is a magical way to end the week and make more memories.
I am sure that you are all looking forward to seeing your babies tomorrow – I am also sure that deep down, they are looking forward to seeing you all too.
We are leaving here after lunch at 12.30pm and should arrive back to school for 3.30pm. I will, of course notify the school if for any reason we are going to be late.
See you all tomorrow,
Good afternoon all,
Our sports night couldn’t go to plan last night as it rained heavily all night – the children were already cold and wet from their raft building so we decided to have a dvd and treat night instead. We were able to watch the new ‘Jungle Book’ movie, which was really good! They all loved chilling out with their friends, getting cosy with their popcorn, haribo and many other sweet treats!! Surprisingly, after all of those they all slept peacefully without so much as a peep which makes for very happy teachers today!
We are all now getting used to our three courses for breakfast, lunch and dinner (with snacks inbetween) to keep us all going. So far today the children have taken part in abseiling, a sensory trail, quad biking and areo ball! They are all constantly grinning from ear to ear as they really are just having so much fun! We also managed to squeeze in a visit to the main shop today so if you’re lucky enough, you may have a little souvenir coming your way. If not, it will have been spent on copious vending machines – sorry!
They are all very excited for the disco tonight…..we have heard about the outfit plans, how they are having their hair and the boys have their aftershave at the ready. I am sure that it is going to be another fab evening! I will be uploading pictures from the whole day later on this evening so watch this space!
We were all fast asleep by 10.30pm last night. All of the children looked very tired this morning- I have a feeling that they will want to go to sleep much quicker this evening. After a hearty cooked breakfast we set out on our hike for the morning. The weather was perfect for us and the children absolutely loved listening to the stories on the way. We played a great game of hide and seek with a twist in the middle of the woods (I am sure they will tell you all about it!).
We have seen David Beckhams drive, plastic trees, movie sets and much more! A few were complaining that their ‘quads were on fire’ from all of the up- hill walking, they are clearly not as fit as us oldies!
After a delicious lunch, they couldn’t wait to go raft building this afternoon. Even getting ready for the raft building itself was lots of fun! The heavens did open on us during this activity but it didn’t matter one bit. I am sure you will see from the pictures just how much fun they are all having.
They are now getting nice and warm before heading out to dinner – what will be on the menu tonight? It’s sports night tonight so we will all well and truly need our beauty sleep after that!
I don’t think any of them are missing home – sorry parents!!
PGL Residential – Day One
Hi everyone! Are you all missing us yet? We had a smooth journey down here, albeit some traffic on the M25. The lunches were out in next to no time- something about coaches always make them hungrier than normal.
When we arrived, the children were very excited to see their home for the week. Everyone is really pleased with their rooms and couldn’t wait to unpack all of their things and get organised.
Dinner was absolutely delicious; sausage in gravy, baked fish, pasta and vegetable curry were just a few of the things on offer – there wasn’t one complaint!
Our team leader, Pete is lots of fun and has been with us all evening playing a great game of ‘Capture The Flag’.
Our house is perfectly set next to a beautiful cricket ground which we have taken full advantage of on this glorious summer evening.
As I write this, the children are all having a nice, warm shower, enjoying their ‘midnight’ treats in their rooms before lights off very soon. Let’s hope that we all get a good nights sleep as we are off out for our three hour hike in the morning.
Year 5 and 6 had such a fantastic day at the cricket festival and we won! Thank you to Mr. Perry for organising such a great event. Same time again next year!
Science Week Fun
Year 6 had lots of fun making balloon rockets and racing against each other in the playground.
Atomic Tom showed us how electricity is all around us. He used a machine to create static electricity which made lots of children (and adult’s) hair stand on end. It also sent electricity through a line of people, whose fingers were touching. Most people felt it, but it wasn’t dangerous.
Year 6 trip to Northampton University
What a fantastic day we have had today – we are so lucky! The children had the chance to see what our local University has to offer and took part in a journalism workshop, dance session and many other exciting activities. All of us learnt so much and left feeling inspired and motivate to achieve when we are older.
Measuring Trees to Find their Carbon Value
Today we took our Science learning outside and enjoyed the sunshine!
As part of our Africa topic, we all made our own rainsticks using cardboard tubes, string, wool, paper and tape. We then filled them with rice and decorated them. The children had so much fun making these and making lots of noise with them afterwards. We hope you think they are as good as we do 🙂
Assessment Week Fun
The Year 6 children were welcomed in to school this morning to enjoy a fresh, healthy breakfast served by their teachers. They loved having time to chat and listen to music before they attempted their Reading test this morning. We are extremely proud of how calm, determined and happy they all were – let’s hope this positive attitude continues throughout the week.
Year 5 and 6 Cross Country at Wellingborough Park
15 of our children from each class took part in this fantastic event yesterday. Over 800 children took part in total! The races varied from an 800m sprint to a 3KM cross country which were both tricky in the strong wind. Every single child did their absolute best and made us all very proud. Evie Woolley came 8th out of 75 children and Liam Morrissey came 3rd out of 110 children. Well done to everyone involved and a special thank you to Mr Perry for organising it all.
Year 6 STEAM Event
Twelve of our children had the opportunity to take part in an event hosted by the Northampton University this week. The children were able to take part in a range of exciting workshops including: Photography, Engineering and Design Technology. As always, our children really did do us proud and behaved impecabbly throught the entire day. Lots of our children said that they now feel inspired to learn more about Science and Engineering.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Our Head of Music arranged for both years 5 and 6 to attend a very special performace at the Derngate theatre in Northampton. It was the first time for many of our children that they have visited the theatre or even seen a live orchestra play. The theme of the show was ‘How to Train our Ochestra’ and the event played some very famous pieces that all of our children could relate to. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day had by all and we are extremely grateful to Mrs Phillips for organising the event. We are looking forward to hopefully going again next year!
We are absolutely loving learning all about World War Two this term. During Art, we used different materials to create silhouettes of the London during The Blitz. We are sure that you will agree how striking they look on our display.
We have all loved this week. We have been doing meditation every today which has taught us how to relax and calm our mind and to help with our focus too. The best bit was our yoga lesson with a professional teacher.
As part of our current topic, today we have learnt all about the famous Dunkirk rescue. The children all really enjoyed learning about how the people all worked together as a united team to resuce nearly 400,000 soldiers. The story ‘The Little Ships’, beautifully illustrated with amazing watercolours inspired us to produce our own pieces. Winston Churchill was an avid painter also. We can’t wait to post a picture of our final display.
The children were so excited to start their training this morning. Bikes and helmets at the ready as they set off onto the school playground to complete their level 1 assessment. The children all had so much fun whilst learning how to signal correctly; have full control of their bicycles and how to slow down when approaching junctions. Tomorrow, those who have passed will move onto level 2 and will venture out of the school gates and into Cogenhoe village.
Chinese New Year
The entire school celebrated The Chinese New Year last Monday. We had so much fun in Year 6 making our own dragons and learning about our animal. The children explored the traditions and researched in order to find out lots of interesting facts.
Year Six Market Franks!
Today, we had the best lunch ever! We were extremely lucky to visit our local restaurant, Franks and were completely spoilt with delicious beef burgers followed by ice-cream sundaes. The manager, Paul was extremely inviting and really taught us a lot about how the business was started and how it is currently ran on a day to day basis. Not only that, the children were able to look at the venue, menu and other stationary items in order to learn about advertising and marketing. Two children were very happy to find out that their burger design had won them vouchers to return and eat again. All in all, we had the best day, even if we did have to walk in the pouring rain- it was totally worth it. The children are now very much looking forward to producing their own leaflets to advertise the restaurant.
After six weeks worth of tennis lessons at school, we were all ready to put our skills to the test at the tennis tournament today. All of the children really enjoyed playing on professional courts and loved the experience of competing in a proper tournament. The teachers even got involved too and thoroughly enjoyed their hot drinks. We will most definitely be back again at some point!
There was such a buzz in the year 5 and 6 classrooms today as we celebrated the Diwali festival. The children were able to create amazing Rangoli patterns outside the front of the school and designed their own beautiful Diwali cards using plenty of glitter and sequins. I would imagine that their favourite part of the afternoon was being able to taste: spicy samosas; cardamom chocolate truffles; mango jellies and other creamy sweet treats. Their clay diva lamps are drying nicely and will be ready for decoration very soon. In addition to all of this, they also learnt about the story of Rama and Sita. What a fantastic afternoon had by all!
On Friday 7th October, Year 6 visited the Hindu Mandir in Wellingborough. This was fantastic enrichment to our learning about the religion already. We traveled by coach and the children were amazed at what thay saw when we arrived. The children were able to witness and take part in some Hindu rituals and watched a fantastic film and presentation to learn even more. We are now even more excited about our up and coming Diwali day.
Year Six Chinampas
As part of our current Aztec topic, the children have had so much fun re-creating the floating gardens. The Aztecs used these in order to live on and produce crops. The children have been learning all about them and cannot wait to see if their cress will grow! We have also written instructions today for the Year 5 children to use, to help them to make them next week.
It couldn’t have been more perfect timing for our recent journalistic writing topic, when a tragic event occurred at our school today. The Year 6 inspectors were called in to the crime scene first thing this morning- they were horrified to see that a potential murder had taken place. After a thorough investigation of the area, they found numerous clues which are helping them to piece all of the information together in order to find out what really happened. We are in the middle of writing some amazing newspaper reports to give you an up to date report on the incident. Many thanks to Mr Bygraves (The hero) and Mrs Stewart for their valuable video evidence.
I think we definitely have some budding reports and forensic potentials in Year 6!
Our First Week in Year Six