Last week 71 of the Year 6 children had the opportunity to go to Condover Hall for their Residential Trip. As I’m sure the kids have already shared, it was definitely an adventure with many new experiences and memories made for everyone who went. The kids did lots of different activities such as: climbing, zip wire, survival skills, fencing, gladiator wall, laser maze, conquest and a whole host of others.
The children were split up into 7 groups of 10 and stayed with these groups for the whole week. However, in the evening there was always an activity that we all did together as a school. We had a campfire, quiz night, cluedo and a disco.
Everyone who went had a wonderful time, tried new activities, and even faced some fears!
Today Year 6 went to Croydon Museum to extend their knowledge on World War One and learn about the history of the area they live in! On arrival they were given a guided tour and talk, which enabled them to learn far more. I was really impressed with how much you have learnt about World War 1 and how you discovered new facts about World War 2!
Well done Year 6 for your excellent behaviour and participation.
Condover Hall: update!
We’re writing this as the children are participating in ‘Busted’, a game-show/quiz being led by the activity instructors- they’re loving it!
Our days have been extremely busy but also extremely fun: we’ve been chock-a-block with activities, and as every one of our 7 groups have been doing something different we will give a quick run through of the kind of thing we’ve been up to…
Zip wire: The children whizzed across a wooded part of Condover Hall grounds.
Body zorbing: We climbed into massive inflatable beach balls and played various games bouncing off each other!
Dance mania: We learnt a series of dance routines and even choreographed our own dances.
Gladiator wall: A challenging floating wall of planks, ropes, ladders and tyres that the children had to climb! With an occasional shoulder of an instructor providing a boost up, they aced it!
Sensory trail: Children were blindfolded, relying on each other whilst trekking through the forest and completing a series of wet and muddy challenges.
Laser maze: We entered a dark room full of lasers and dramatic music and had to make our way across the room, being careful to avoid the lasers and set off alarms! Very ‘mission impossible’!
And that’s just a small selection! We’ve also been doing archery, fencing, orienteering, survival skills and much more! The sun has been shining and the temperatures have been very high but the children are being very responsible with sun cream, hats and water.
As there are so many of us and therefore several different groups with an iPad for taking pictures, we will be collating pictures at the end of the week and posting photos of all groups very shortly after our return. The children can’t wait to tell you all about the trip when we get back!
We’ve arrived! Just in case you did not all receive the text that was sent by school to inform you of our arrival, here’s a quick update of our first day at Condover Hall to put minds at rest:
We arrived at about 3:30pm, met our JCA activity instructors and launched straight into our first activity. Our activities ranged from archery to body zorbing to ‘dance mania’!
After a fun session we settled into our rooms then had a lovely dinner before heading out to our evening activity of a live-action game of ‘Cluedo’ – after a series of games we concluded that the murderer of Billy Banana was sneaky Charlie Chili, in the allotment, with a frying pan (duh duh duuuuuh!)
We’re heading to bed very shortly for a good nights sleep before a full-on day of activities tomorrow.
Please ensure the school office has your up-to-date number so you can receive any necessary updates about our trip!
Thank you to all those who have already brought in bottles. Keep them coming in!
Plastic Bottles and Tennis balls!
On the first Friday back after half term (9th June 2017) Year 5 will be enjoying a science day with the help of scientists from the National Physical Laboratory.
The children at Heavers Farm and Selsdon Primary will be building and launching water rockets and we would like to ask for your help please!
For the day we need as many of the following as possible:
We need the plastic bottles that are used to hold fizzy drinks.
We would be very grateful if you could bring in these empty clean bottles and old tennis balls after half term.
If you have any of the items above at home please could you send them into school with your child to give to Year 5!
Thank you in advance for your help!
As most of you know, our production for this year is Matilda. We are very excited to get this started after half term break. We will be singing 6 songs during the production, and if you would like to get started on learning the songs, here are the lyrics!
The School Song
When I Grow Up
Well, what a week that was! (an exclamatory sentence). Well done to everyone for the incredible effort, concentration and perseverance you all put into your assessments. You did a fabulous job and as long as you tried your best that’s all that anyone can ask of you.
I hope you all have a restful weekend and you enjoy yourself – you deserve it.
We’ll see you on Monday when we’ll have a new project to look at and our letters to the Department of Education to finish off ready to send to Ms Greening.
Well done once again.