- Created: Tuesday, 30 January 2018 07:41
- Written by Emma Howard
Hello from Kingswood,
Children have really settled well and they are a credit to you all - fantastic manners on display; they are kind, caring and motivating towards each other; and they are putting their metacognitive skills and attitudes to brilliant effect!
Monday started with groups taking part in Jacob’s ladder. This required them to work with a partner to climb up a huge wooden ladder. Finn was brilliant - he got all the way to the top! Skye, May, Owen, Leo, Ellie, Sofia, Hannah and Aaron all demonstrated resilience and kept on trying even though it was tough.
The weather then decided to do its worst as we headed off to orienteering. Again, collaboration was the aim of the game and children worked in groups to follow maps and remember codes.
After lunch, children were given giant Meccano sets and asked to make the tallest tower. Hope, Kyla, Evie, Evan, May, Amber, Sophie, Katie, Sofia, Lexi, Mia and Leo all worked particularly brilliantly with their groups, engaging resilience and communicating effectively. They then had to design their own unique inventions and pitch them to the ‘Dragons’ in the den; the Zimmer-wheel, the SPB (Solar Powered Boat) and the Clock-a-frame all had their own USPs (reasoned by the teams) and so their diplomatic teacher awarded them all funding.
After this, it was on to bottle rocket making where more collaboration was needed - all designs were fantastic, some more aesthetically pleasing than others! Luke, Ethan, Abbie, Poppy, Lucy S, Lucy L, Leo, Finn, Ollie and Sofia were all in their element in this task!!
Go-karting was great fun too. William did loads of donuts and went backwards round the track, thoroughly enjoying himself - Jenson Button eat your heart out!! - and Alfie and Evan won the timed laps. George arrived with us just in time for a few laps of the track too! Orla was amazing at motivating everyone and taking pride in her own and others’ achievements.
After tea, there was just time for Bella, Sofia and Kyla to take on Mrs S at Boggle before the camp fire. Luckily, the weather had cleared and we could be outside. We had 5 leaders setting us up with a roaring fire, loads of stories and songs plus hot choc and marshmallows.
Participation from all children has been fantastic - we are very proud of what they’ve achieved so far. Keep following our tweets via the school website for up-to-date pictures.
Miss T, Mrs S & Mr C