This morning, Year 4 woke up bright and early to prepare for their busy day. They were greeted by a choice cereal or toast with either jam, butter or chocolate spread. Yum! The walk was the focus of the day and was truly memorable. Totalling 6 miles, we ventured along the river, observing the meanders, through the town, noting Roman ruins, up to White wells for lunch and ended at the top of the Cow and Calf with the fantastic views of Ilkley. While at the top, we learnt about the story behind it, tried to move the calf rock and shout over to Nell Bank in the distance. Both the children and adults had a great time.
We returned after 5 hours with plenty of tired bodies and relaxed with a quick drink. This evening, the children took part in a music quiz after another tasty tea.
Tomorrow it’s time for den building, orienteering and prizes all before heading back to school. We cannot wait. Goodnight!
Both Year 4 classes arrived at school full of excitement as they knew it was finally the day to visit Nell Bank. They left school eagerly at 11am and on arrival they ate their lunch and settled in. The first two activities were about discovering the living creatures in the local area. Group 1 went pond dipping while Group 2 went on a mini-beast hunt. The children really enjoyed both activities and found a range of different creatures. After that, it was time for a break where the children had a practice fire drill and learnt about what the rest of the trip entailed.
Following this, it was time to let off a bit of steam in both the adventure play and water area which the children really enjoyed. Once they were worn out, it was time for tea and we were treated to tasty sausages or jacket potatoes. After tea, it was back out to play in a bit of free choice time before getting ready for bed and relaxing in the canteen. Here the children had a tasty hot chocolate and biscuit whilst completing an exciting quiz. The children are now all tucked into bed in preparation for the long walk tomorrow. Goodnight!
On the Friday 23rd, Year 4 have produced an excellent assembly all about WWI . Whilst learning about the topic, they were reading a book called Song for Will, about a person called Will who died on the front line in France during the war.
In their assembly, approximately half their class were wearing a prop such as the WWI style hats. They started out with a warm welcome and got straight in to the best parts. In part of their work they wrote a letter, diary and information to Fred. They wrote as Alfie, who is one of the main characters, by empathising with him and how he deals being without Fred and Will and the moment they disappeared over the hills. They also had a go at writing setting descriptions, and they were given a picture so they knew what to describe. They also made pieces of art using water colours. Here they used red, yellow and pinks to create a wash of a sunset. After a few days, they cut out soldiers to stick onto their wash and added poppies to decorate.
Near the end, they sang a song called Its a long way to Tipperary/ Pack p your troubles in your old kit bag, the song was from the film” Its a wonderful war”.At the end, everyone gave them a double round of applause because of how good their class assembly was.
By Harley, Daniel