Having arrived feeling excited, we were given a tour around the grounds before it was time to unpack, remember where things go and the challenge for the day, make beds!! Children all completed this challenge using team work as well as persevering! This also gave them time to start building new friendships within their bedrooms.
Next, time to get messy! Children had some free time where they got to venture out onto the playing fields and found the biggest and the only mud puddle on the grounds! After running around, it was time for dinner: pizza, beans and salad and fruit for pudding! Of course, we all had empty plates!
Once their tables were tidy and table points had been counted, it was time for team building activities. They got put into their table groups with an adult at each group they had to move around to different activities. Each activity came with its challenges. Each group had to learn how to work within a team and how to communicate with each other in order to successfully complete each task.
Children really worked up an appetite and it was a good job as it was then dinner time! We had fish fingers, chips and peas, polished off with chocolate cake and chocolate sauce! Torches and wellies at the ready, Our evening activity was a night walk around the grounds and through the Edgmond forests. This really tired us all out, so when we arrived back at the center it was time for a hot chocolate before putting on our pajamas and heading to bed! Children slept well and are feeling refreshed, ready for today’s adventures!
On Thursday 15th we were treated to a performance by children who learn an instrument in school. Mrs Young led her Violinists, Mrs Lawrie led her Cellists and Mrs Sagoo led her Dhol Drummers ‘All Saints Dhol Saints’
What a talented bunch! Children played along with their teachers to demonstrate their skills and talent. Showing great confidence playing to a crowded hall including their classmates, teachers and parents. Children also played well together and were so in sync.
We are so proud of you all and we are looking forward to your next performance.
Thank you and well done!
On Wednesday 7th February we were treated to a performance by our very own After School Club, school rock band! The Band includes children from years 4-6 playing a variety of instruments from Acoustic Guitars to keyboard and electric drums. There are also singers who take to the microphone in solo and duet performances.
It was clear to the audience that the band have worked extremely hard and made fantastic progress in their after school club this term as their performance was outstanding. A real treat for everyone to see their class mates so confident, talented and working together as one unit.
Well done Rock Band! We look forward to your next performance.
Firstly can we say well done to all the children who achieved 100% attendance this term and were awarded their bronze badge for Autumn. You thoroughly deserved your 100% day to celebrate together.
Children enjoyed a magic show from Mr Custard who had everyone giggling, surprised and confused at times with his wonderful tricks. We even had some participants join him on stage for balloon modelling. Don’t they look wonderful in their new hats!
We also had fun getting creative with Christmas Crafts and tested our knowledge of Christmas with a team quiz. You certainly know your stuff!
To end the day we gathered together in the hall to watch a Christmas film with popcorn too!
Well done Everyone! Good Luck for Spring term!
The children woke up excited to take part in the wonderful activities planned for them today. They ate their breakfast, got ready and assembled with big smiles on their faces. Today we completed a 3 part rota of activities, which was started on Tuesday. The activities were: tree climbing & abseiling, bush craft and low ropes & crate stack. With the help of the brilliant instructors, all children have taken part in each activity with a wonderfully positive attitude. They have all commented on how well the children are showing our school’s values of love, honesty, respect and perseverance.
Following a delicious dinner of chicken pie and apple sponge we went down to the bush craft area and had a fire with hot chocolate. This gave us time to reflect on the week and share our experience, feeling and goals. A chance to relax and reflect together with a cup of hot chocolate and cake.
Now all showered and tucked up in bed looking forward to the morning activities and returning home to see you all.
Night night all, see you tomorrow.
Mr McGarvey, Miss Badger, Miss Paparozzi, Miss Pol and All Children.
Good evening everyone,
Today has been both exhilarating and tiring. After waking up, having breakfast and getting on with our jobs, we prepared ourselves for the big walk. We collected our belongings and made sure we were wrapped up warmly, then reviewed our basic navigation skills then set off in groups. Throughout the walk, we stopped at checkpoints that we could find on the map, this helped us understand where we needed to go next. It was lovely to sit down in the sunshine at Cooper’s Mill whilst eating our food. We played some team games before setting off again, this time using GPS to navigate our way back. Overall, we’ve walked a colossal 10km from the morning through to the late afternoon.
Once we had returned from our walk and had a scrumptious dinner of jacket potatoes, beans and pizza, we headed outside for a game of hide and seek. All of the children enjoyed this tremendously! This evening, everybody has visited the shop and bought different gifts; everything from a pencil to a stretchy frog in some cases!
Currently, the children are snuggled into beds for an early night after their busy day.
Tomorrow, children will be taking part in abseiling, tree climbing, crate stacks and bushcraft. We hope you’ll visit for the our last evening post!
Mr McGarvey, Miss Badger, Miss Paparozzi and Miss Pol.
Good evening everyone,
Children woke up bright and early (too early if you ask the teachers), ready for their next adventure. After a large helping of cereal and toast, the children were ready to start their day. Tummies filled, each group was given a job, ranging from sorting the recycling to collecting sticks for bush craft sessions. After the jobs were completed, to a high standard of course, we worked all together as a group and learned about the Solar System and how light gives us life and all about the food chain. After our taught session, we were then able to put this new knowledge to the test in a few games about the food chain.
Before we knew it, it was then lunch time! A delicious roll and veg sticks and dips- we tried something new and it was scrummy! We then split off into our groups ready to face a new challenge. Some of us took part in some bush tucker challenges, including making shelters and fires, another group faced some fears of heights, through abseiling! We climbed from the bottom of an artificial climbing wall, right up to the top! Finally, the last group took part in crate stacking- even the teachers got involved and made the tallest crate stack!
We really worked up an appetite so it was a good job it was dinner time! After two helpings of spaghetti bolognese and chocolate cake and custard we had enough energy for our final activity of orienteering around the center.
We have had a fantastic second day and we are now all tucked up in bed!
We can’t wait to find out what is in store for day three!
Night night everyone!
Miss Pol, Miss Paparozzi, Miss Badger and Mr McGarvey
It has been a whirlwind of a first day here at Frank Chapman. We have unpacked, made beds, took part in lots of team building activities and had long walk through the expansive forest here. It’s been great to see everybody smiling and getting involved in all of the fun games, despite the bout of heavy rain! Waterproofs were definitely needed! All groups had to work together to complete challenges, such as climbing through a spider’s web, carrying a ball suspended on a chain and collecting up balls into buckets as quickly as possible. We then finished the morning by trying to complete the egg drop challenge. This meant trying to create protection around our given eggs so that they wouldn’t crack. For lunch we had sandwiches, fruit and some wonderful cake!
After our delicious dinner of fish and chips, we went for a walk through the forest, ending up at the Magic Tree. We were able to make a wish here by pushing the tree as hard as we could. It has been such a busy day and everybody is nodding off to sleep! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post!
Have a look at the pictures underneath, you can click them to see them in greater detail.
Miss Pol, Mr McGarvey, Miss Badger and Miss Paparozzi
Children enjoyed meeting Zea the guide dog and Allan during assembly. Children were able to ask questions and find out all about guide dogs. They also got to meet Zea in their classrooms following the assembly. Allan was vey impressed by the children’s sensible behaviour and good questioning.
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