The day started with a 7am wake-up call for the children. They (mostly) shot out of bed, happy to start the day – parents, you’ll be pleased to know they slept soundly through the night! After a breakfast of cereal and toast, we met our instructors for the day and prepared for the activities.
Our day was split into two halves – kayaking at the lake and bouldering at the beach. Despite a light rain, the children were all in good spirits during kayaking, developing their paddle skills during a variety of fun games. The session ended with the infamous ‘Dol-y-Moch dive’ – it’s amazing to see so many children happy to be pushed into freezing cold water! They all came out shivering but smiling and wanting to do it again. Fortunately, the fireplace was burning back at the house ready to warm us back up.
The time at the beach was spent attempting various different challenges from bouldering to scrambling to jumping. The children showed lots of enjoyment in approaching the tasks with such a positive attitude.
Some quotes from the children:
‘The dive was really cold and the kayaking was brilliant. It taught me a lot about how to kayak.’
‘The water was freezing but I enjoyed it!’
‘The rock climbing was excellent because I completed the leap of faith!’
The children enjoyed helping Mr Wilson clean out the stick insects and gather up all the eggs they have produced this term. The children have enjoyed observing the insects grow and change over the year and can now identify the different genders and key features.
Reception had a wonderful trip to Anker Wood on Monday and impressed the rangers with their knowledge about animals, before getting lost in the mazes!
”I loved holding the girl chickens, and listening to the the pigs snort. The male chickens were really noisy and made a great sound, and the goats were cool!”
Well done to all our children for collecting all the old batteries from around their homes. Together we collected over 2000 batteries! Thanks to this amazing effort, we have prevented these from ending up in landfill and harming our environment, and all will be turned into new batteries!
The Green Team members carefully counted and sorted all the batteries, ready for recycling.
We will continue to collect batteries to do our bit for the environment. The recycling point is in the front entrance.
The guinea pigs have caused much excitement this week, and the children have loved having them in school and in their classrooms. The School Council collected possible names from each class and shortlisted the choice, before allowing our Reception Children to have the final say.
Meet Carrot and Spud!
Some of the children have already enjoyed stroking the the guinepigs and some have even enjoyed reading stories to them. Spud really enjoying hearing the tale of Goldilocks and The Three Bears, whilst Carrot nibbled on some hay!
A big thank you to the Friends of Cannon Park who enabled us to purchase everything needed to help us care for our school pets!