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From Monday 25th April 2022 (start of the summer term) PE will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Okehampton 2022 Blog
With much excitement, we arrived at 12 noon ready for our lunch! But no we had forgotten we had to carry our cases and bags up to the hostel!!! Task no.1! Task no.2 remember which bag is mine!!
As we climbed the hill and the Victorian station came in to view – our home for the next 4 nights. We got into our rooms and started to unpack our belongings. Some of us are in a room of 5 or six – that’s a lot of clothes – but the majority of us are in 3’s and 4’s and some even have an ensuite! - luxury!
We had lunch and then it was on to our first activity.
Groups A and B were packed off in to minibuses and driven off to the top of Dartmoor to crawl through ancient tunnels in the stone – weaselling, whilst Groups C and D were more civilised practising their archery skills.
There were some naturals (or amazing first time luck) with Kayleigh, John Mark, August, Dylan and Malachy getting golds early on. They have all had their names changed to Robin!
Once mastered the art – we made pizza by hitting the different colours – avoiding the black as that burns it all and you have to start all over again. Next up, was the ominous task of hitting a balloon – which, as a matter of fact had to be in the middle – bearing in mind it was difficult for the first group to hit the target!! But good fun was had!
Crawling through the dark, wet tunnels of Dartmoor, wearing a hard hat, grabbing for escape the team survived this new experience. Our clean clothes are now black and wet! First trip to the drying room for groups A and B. Luckily, rescuing Roscoe and Lainey from being stuck and getting back in time for dinner.
Dinner was pasta bolognaise and apple crumble – filling us up for our night walk, through the blue bell woods and up on to the top of Dartmoor. As we reached higher altitudes, the temperature dropped and the wind rose. We found out that Okehampton was bombed in the second world and we stood in a bomb crater. Learnt how trigger points were used and maps created.
Hot chocolate on our return and bed! Finally, the last room settled at 10:45pm! Whilst the first person up this morning was 5:30am!
Let’s see what is Store today! its going to be a wet one!
The class adults are Miss Clark, Mrs Hiscock and Mrs Akers.
This term our learning experience is Evacuate.
To inspire the children during this Learning Experience, they will have an exciting day, experiencing life as an evacuee. This will give them a first-hand experience of what life was like as an evacuee during World War II.
The children will learn about a specific, short period of history; the Second World War. Through studying secondary and primary resources, the children will begin to understand how the Second World War began and how it changed the landscape of Europe. Their evacuation, sharing ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ and their history investigations, will help the children learn what it was like to be a child in 1930’s Britain.
The children will step back in time as they become evacuees being evacuated for the day. They will experience what life was like as a child in WWII. They will also experience the changes and restrictions to food and shopping due to rationing.
The children will work together to put on a superb performance of ‘The Lion King.’
We look forward to sharing this with you.
Take home task:
Choose from one, or even more, of the following. Alternatively, choose something of your own – get creative!
Hand in date: Friday 1st July 2022
How you can support your child at home:
We are also encouraging all children to read at home; this needs to be recorded in the children's reading records. It is very important for the children to read regularly and understand their reading so that they can take the Accelerated Reader quizzes within school. When your child gets 85% or above in these quizzes, they are rewarded with a star which is put onto a class chart. We are aiming for 100 stars so that we can have a class treat!
This term our PE days will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure children come to school in the correct kit on this day and that long hair is tied back. We do not allow the children to wear earrings for PE so please can they be removed on these days or taped over.
We will be adding photos, news and pieces of work regularly to this page so make sure you come back soon.
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