Welcome to Year 3 and 4!
We have five classes in Lower Key Stage 2 and our teachers are Miss Willows, Mrs Watson, Mr Michica, Mrs Pearce and Mrs Jones.
You will find us situated on either side of our fabulous library, enjoying our learning; having fun, exploring new things and developing independence as life-long learners. Throughout the year we will be investigating Stone Age to Iron Age, Inventions and Inventors and Our Local Environment. It's an action packed journey filled with exciting and memorable learning opportunities.
“I like doing the work, especially our topic work as its fun!” – Chloe
“I like coming to school because I really like working” – Lucie
To see the planning for this year group, please look at ‘curriculum’ in the information pages of this site.
What an action packed day!
After a breakfast of toast and cereal we divided into groups and set off for our first activity, either archery or sledging in giant rubber rings!
During archery the children were invited to build an imaginary pizza depending on their accuracy - the better the shot the better the topping!
Sno-tubing proved to be much more challenging than we initially anticipated. Skidding down the hill was great fun, but pulling the it back up the hill required determination and teamwork.
After lunch we tackled our second two challenges of low ropes and karting. We discovered a few budding Lewis Hamilton’s but also a few stunt drivers!
Now we are taking some time out in our rooms and preparing for our after dinner activities - we are hoping for a campfire but the weather doesn’t look promising.
Year 4 have had a great start to our residential. We arrived on site safely and decided to go on a boundary walk prior to devouring our lunches. After lunch we challenged ourselves with orienteering around the site and then team games in the forest. This evening we have played more games outside in the dark before returning to our accommodation for our long anticipated hot chocolate before bed.
10:00pm - lights out and all rooms quiet. We are hoping for a peaceful night in preparation for another action packed day tomorrow.
It was so lovely to see Maple class sketching spring daffodils this morning, that we wanted to share it with you.
The children were quietly drawing and really concentrating on their pictures. Here are a few of them hard at work:
After another round of toast and cereal for breakfast, today, we took part in all our adventurous activities! We zoomed down the hill snow tubing, hurtled round the go-kart track and sharpened our aim at the archery range.
Toni drifted round corners and showed no fear at the go-karts, even the instructors said she was crazy! All of Year 4 showed teamwork and endurance during snow tubing by helping each other up a very steep hill and we saw a record amount of bulls-eyes at the archery range.
In the evening, children successfully showed their tidying prowess during the dreaded room inspection. As a reward, we had a hearty beef stew for dinner.
Before lights out, we ventured in to the woods for a campfire and a sing a long lead by Mr Jenkins. We sang loud and proud and went to bed with brilliant memories!
Home time tomorrow!
“These children are the politest I’ve ever served” Lodge Hill kitchen staff
“This is the best school trip I’ve ever been on!” Kaycee
“The go-karting was epic!” Toni
Group 1 are back with us from Lodge Hill and we think a lot of them have a dose of the 'Lodge Hill Blues'. They all had so much fun, that they are finding it hard to get back to normality!
We've managed to get hold of a few more photos from Day 1, which we are sharing here to hopefully cheer the children up!