Year 4 Residential Day 2

The rounders game last night saw some great team work from the fielders -with some spectacular catches!  Just in case the children weren’t thoroughly tired, we had a big race at the end across the huge field.  After walking back to the centre through the woods, the children tidied their rooms and had a shower.    We then relaxed with the film ‘Sing’ -great for singing along together!


This morning, everyone ate an impressive amount at breakfast.  The cooked breakfast, cereal and toast all went down well -a surprising number of children had a ‘grown-up’ drink of tea as well (dispensed from a traditional tea pot containing a single giant tea bag by Mrs O’Sullivan).


We explored the path along the River Medway which is very much like a beach, due to the tidal nature of this part of the river.  Next we will be building rockets, then doing bush craft and high ropes today.


The children enjoyed opening your cards today and will be spending their money at the shop this evening.  The weather has been perfect —sunny but not too hot.  


We are looking forward to seeing you back at school tomorrow afternoon.


Mrs O’Sullivan, Ms Scott, Mrs Fowler Wright and Mr Shea.

Year 4 Residential Day 1

The journey to Rochester was quick (under 40 minutes) and the children were eager to find out who they would be sharing their rooms with.  They did very well at putting their own duvet covers and pillow cases on and unpacked their things.  We discovered that the order for the activities would be slightly different from the original plan, due to the tide times of the river.


After lunch, the children enjoyed some free time in the playground.  Then it was time to walk along the River Medway to Upnor Castle.  We learnt about the successful Dutch raid that took place there, explored the castle and dressed up.


We hope that all of you at home are well and will update you again tomorrow!


Ms Scott, Mrs O’Sullivan, Mr Shea and Mrs Fowler Wright.

France Day 5

We’ve reached our final day here in Rue.  Following our frog legs and escargots tasters at dinner yesterday, we welcomed the news this morning that we were going to visit a sweet factory in Berck!  The children watched lollipops and sweets being made and even got to make their own lollipops.  We learnt about the history of the sweet factory and why it had moved location from Paris to Berck.  We then set off towards Le Touquet to eat our packed lunch by the sea before our final journey back to Le Shuttle.  The sun was shining as we ate our lunch and we were treated to a ride on a Ferris wheel and a run on the sand dunes!  We’ve had a wonderful time here and worked as a great team during all activities.  It has been an absolute pleasure to be with the children this week and we look forward to seeing you upon our return today - we’ll try to bring the sunshine back with us! Au revoir Rue!