Welcome to Year 6
** Our PE days this term are Wednesdays and Fridays. Please can you ensure that your child has a PE kit which incorporates clothing for inside and outside lessons, thank you.**
Our final day in France has drawn to a close, and we’ve been busy packing our bags in between all the activities and excitement!
Breakfast didn’t disappoint with the usual selection of croissants and all-you-can-eat bowls of cereal! It was the perfect fuel for our morning of activities which included more of the zip-wire as well as fencing, orienteering and some team-building challenges. It was lovely to see how the children could work as a team to tackle a variety of problem-solving games.
Our step-counts all got a boost in the afternoon as we did our walking tour of Rue. We heard lots of interesting facts about the history of the town and a whole host of quirky stories to go with them! The children also had the chance to put their French into practice and were very successful in ordering drinks at the café.
We arrived back in time for our dinner; a unique combination of escargot, frog’s legs, sausage and chips! Many of the children braved the French delicacies and some quite liked them!
The evening activity, besides suitcase Tetris, was the quiz! Despite their best efforts, the children were unable to beat the staff team, although enjoyed finally getting to eat and share out their sweets!
Friday will be a bright and early start so we can squeeze in a visit to the bakery before we head to Calais to begin our journey back to school.
We will be keeping the school office updated on our movements all day, so they can let you know where we are and when we will be due back at school.
It has been an absolutely fantastic week, the children and staff have both had an amazing time. We are so proud of everything they have achieved this week, and I’m sure they can’t wait to tell you all about it when they are home!
Wednesday was another tiring day full of activities for Year 6!
We stayed on site at the Chateau all day yesterday which meant there was slightly more time to enjoy the many potatoes available at lunch and dinner!
Another hearty breakfast of croissants was enjoyed by the children before they launched themselves into their activities for the day!
In addition to hurling themselves over obstacles, planning holidays based on their archery skills and another chance to conquer the climbing wall, the children were very excited to learn that the zip-wire had been added to the itinerary for the afternoon sessions and enjoyed getting a bit of an adrenaline rush; much more preferable to the sugar rush they experienced on our trips on Tuesday!
If that wasn’t enough, there were also team-building game, fencing and orienteering to keep them busy between meal-times!
Our day ended with a camp fire in the evening where the children toasted giant marshmallows around the fire as well as learning a new song and dance they are sure to entertain you with at home!
We’ll be waking the children shortly (wish us luck!) after another quiet night so we can get started on our final full day in France! Another morning of activities and the Rue walking tour await us today!
Tuesday has been an action-packed day for Year 6! In between archery, climbing and plenty more, we’ve been out exploring the surrounding area
Our day began with a delicious breakfast: the children very much enjoyed the freshly baked croissants on offer. We then split into activity groups where the some children enjoyed tackling the obstacle course while others had the chance to reach the top of the climbing wall! It was so lovely to see the children working together and supporting each other through all the activities.
After our lunch we set off on our visit to the sweet-shop where the children were amazed watching how molten sugar could be shaped into incredible creations! The children then had the opportunity to have a go at shaping some sweets themselves with varying results.
The next stop was the Chocolate Factory, where the smell of melted chocolate filled the air as we watched how a variety of different chocolates were made. However, the best part was the free sample the children got to try! Mrs Joy will be delighted to know the children checked the chocolate was Fair Trade before they ate their samples.
We returned in time for another potato-filled meal before the children took part in the Chateau Olympics. After some interesting performances I think it’s safe to say none of the children will be taking part in competitive welly-boot throwing!
After such a busy day, the children were exhausted! We had a very quiet night which hopefully means the children are well rested and ready for today’s activities!
Arrival in Rue
Bonjour from the Chateau! After a very smooth journey, Year 6 have arrived safely! Unfortunately the WiFi in the Ecurie isn’t in the best shape so I haven’t been able to upload any pictures this evening. Hopefully later in the week the situation will improve!
We made it to Dover in very good time and were able to get straight onto the ferry. The children enjoyed eating their lunch (they seemed to be very much looking forward to this!) and playing Uno to pass the time. The sea was very gentle and there was no sea sickness to reported!
All the children unpacked and settled into their rooms well, ate plenty for dinner and enjoyed our evening activity: the scavenger hunt!
Hopefully everyone will sleep very well after a good run around and a long day of travelling, ready for our
activities bright and early tomorrow.