Good morning and what an early start we had......at 5:10 it wasn't the crows that woke us but some little pickles deciding to get up and chat!! With little discussion, they put their lights out and went back to bed.........
A few tears last night but all smiling this morning and very proud of themselves for surviving without mum or dad!
The bedroom inspection proved worthwhile as everywhere was neat and tidy and by 7:15 we were all outside playing ping pong, swingball and football!!
We have all had a delicious breakfast and are now ready for our day at Drew's Pond Wood. The weather is a little chilly but we are all suncreamed up as it's supposed to get warmer and some of us look like we caught the sun yesterday. Hopefully you have seen the bedroom photos, our breakfast friends and the energetic outbursts this morning.
The children are being absolute superstars and we have had many compliments on their behaviour and conduct. They are doing Brook Field proud, as we expected.
Update later after we come back.
Year 4 team.
Tuesday 9th May 2017.
After a hilarious trip to the showers with a variety of toiletries and shower caps, plaiting hair, getting dressed and smothering ourselves in suncream as it was going to be another warm day like yesterday, we were out, as you saw from the photos playing on the front lawn. A hearty breakfast with hot chocolate and hundreds of rounds of toast, we then gathered on the lawn to learn about the day ahead. After organising ourselves we then we set off for Drew’s Pond Woods. A brisk walk through the town, spotting the sights from yesterday, we meandered through the churchyard and learned more about the history of Devizes including a sorry tale about some friends and their dog who tragically lost their lives whilst playing in the woods.
We then split into our classes and spent the day in the beautiful sunshine, splashing about in the river and creating art from nature. A stroll through the bluebells, we meandered up to the fields where we spent the morning looking for creatures in their habitat and creating some beautiful art work from nature, inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. They looked stunning and will definitely make an amazing display when we return to school.
Lunch in the sun, we then headed down into the heart of the woods where we carried out a velocity experiment in teams, learning how to test the speed of the water and taking accurate measurements and recordings to ensure our test was fair. Our wellies ensured we kept dry (apart from the ones which had extra holes in) and those who were a bit over exuberant in their splashing and shuffling up the riverbed and we had a great time catching creatures in the nets to identify.
After a lovely day outdoors, we headed back to the house and whilst the ageing adults flopped down and drank tea, the rest of us got a second wind and decided the 15,268 steps (adult's strides) we had walked needed topping up and ran around on the back lawn again until it was time to change for dinner.
We are looking forward to another wonderful meal, our appetites clearly needing fuel from our excursion, before we head indoors to the studios of Braeside’s Got Talent! And what a talented lot we clearly are if our rehearsals are anything to go by! From singing to magic, dancing to comedy, music to football, we are in for an absolute treat; Butlins, Hi-de-hi (clearly showing my age now!!) eat your heart out! We are such a talented group of year 4’s who will no doubt keep us entertained for the evening to come.
Only one more sleep and we will see you tomorrow.