Dell Farm-Kensworth & Totternhoe, July 2019
The children have been great today and lots of fun was had by all. Even if we did make them WALK up the Downs!! Here are some of the photos of today, enjoy!
Another busy day for the year 4s. Hopefully, we have tired them out...they are certainly quieter this evening!
Slideshow coming soon, the internet is too slow here!
A lot of very tired and very happy children left Dell Farm. Our morning was spent unmaking the beds and trying to fit all of our things back in the bags. We then ventured out for archery and caving. Some of the children were nervous of going into the caves but everyone took a deep breath and gave it a go, well done to them all! We have some very good archers and lots of bullseyes were scored. Savannah finished off with the bullseye of all bullseyes and got her shot right on the centre cross of the target! The children were all praised by the Dell Farm staff for their behaviour and great attitudes across the three days. We hope the children had a great time and made memories they will enjoy for a long time to come!
The British Museum
Oak and Hornbeam ventured off to London to the British Museum to delve into their topics of Ancient Egypt, for Oak and the Mayans and Aztecs, for Hornbeam. All of the children were very well behaved and polite throughout the day. With the children being overheard exclaiming 'Wow, look at that!' and 'This is amazing!' I think they enjoyed their day as well as learning a lot. They thought that when we continue their work in the classrooms, this visit will bring the artefacts to life as they have 'actually seen it with my own eyes!'.
In Oak class we make learning fun, exciting, meaningful and memorable.
Oak class is made up of year 3 and 4 children and are taught by Mrs Harrison.
This term our topic will be Ancient Egypt and some children were already excited before we started! We are taking a trip to the British Museum, where we will be looking at lots of aspects of the topic using real artefacts including the famous Rosetta Stone. In class, we will be looking at daily life, the importance of artefacts, tombs and pyramids and Tutankhamen. We will also be looking at the River Nile, its geographical features and the impact it has had on the area both in ancient times and today.
Homework is set on a Friday and is due in on the following Thursday. Homework will link to learning from the week in any subject. We encourage you to hear your child read regularly and help develop their understanding of the text by questioning at least three times a week. Home reading books are changed daily if the reading record is signed to say it is finished.
PE days for Oak Class are Tuesday and Thursday. However, please make sure your child has their red shorts, plimsolls/trainers and white polo shirt in everyday as other instances may arise where it may be needed.
We will be taking part in swimming lessons this term at Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, Leighton Buzzard. The lessons will take place on Wednesday mornings and we will be travelling to and from the centre by coach.
Please make sure your child has appropriate swimwear, a swimming costume for girls and swimming trunks for boys. Girls are not permitted to wear bikinis and boys are not permitted to wear long baggy shorts. Please also make sure your child has a towel and a swim hat to cover long hair. (Remember to include underwear if your child is wearing their swimwear into school!)
Things to remember...
Reading books should come into school every day.
Spelling tests are Friday.
Homework should be handed in on a Thursday.
PE is Tuesday and Thursday