Day 3: Swimming today was lots of fun if a bit chilly. Ms Ramsay was very impressed how brave everyone was!
(More pictures on the 'Gallery')
Day 2: Everyone got some sleep and after breakfast the dormitory inspectors came round!. The children made rockets and launched them, to see which was the toughest. Karima and Hamda's rocket went almost to the moon!
Everyone is well. We picked lots of blackberries for tea. Many games have been played, many songs sung and much fun has been had by all. We ended the day with a great game of 'The Best Game in the World Ever!!'.
More news tomorrow!
Green noses... versus the red and blue noses...
Day 1: Our first day of camp was beautiful! The weather was lovely and the countryside looked beautiful. We settled in, met our monitors and enjoyed lots of games. The smiles of the children said it all.
There are some more pictures in the 'Gallery' - click on the 'Our School' tab to get to this.
On Friday Ms Ramsay, Ms Judge and Ruth were invited to visit the Mansion House for tea with the Lord Mayor, Alastair Watson and his wife Sarah. They had heard about the award we received for our fabulous work helping parents and carers get involved in Reading with children. The city's Director of People, John Readman was also there. We had a lovely afternoon meeting new people and talkign about the great community at Hannah More.
This term we will be running English, Family Learning, Parenting and Cycling as well as continuing our drama group. We also have Outdoor Adventure Play on Tuesdays (open to all children who have an adult with them). Later this month we have two Family Swim sessions and another open-top bus trip (as the last one was so popular!). Look out in the newsletter for full details!
This summer we organised a seris of trips in and around Bristol. Lots of people enjoyed an open-top sightseeing bus ride (we only got a little bit wet!), a small group of us challenged ourselves with an 8-mile canoe adventure on the River Wye and lots more went exploring in the Forest of Dean. Sadly the weather was just too wet for our mountain trip but we will rearrange this for September - along with another bus trip for those people who missed out this time.
We said a sad farewell to our Year 6 children on Tuesday. They did an amazing performing of "Going for Goal" with some beautiful singing including a solo from Kayleigh, and a duet. There were a few tears but we know that they will do themselves proud at their secondary schools.
We are really looking forward to kicking off the new season in style since national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton offered to sponsor our new football kit!
The sponsorship is part of a wider partnership being established between the school and LSH, whose Cheese Lane offices are less than half a mile away. We are also looking forward to developing our links with LSH in order to bring children closer to the business world.
Peter Musgrove, director of office agency at LSH Bristol, said:
“We all enjoy working in the community and because Hannah More is the closest school to us, we thought it would be a great opportunity to see how we can help to make a difference to the young children.” .
“Sponsoring the football kit is just the first step in this. We hope this support will give the teams a small boost when the new season kicks off.”
On Friday 27th June Ms Ramsay, Ms Judge and Ruth attended an award ceremony for the Reading Recovery School of the Year. We are proud to say that Hannah More was the winner in the category 'Best school at involving parents and carers in Reading with their children.' Ms Judge chose some of her reading recovery children, Bouchra, Malachi and Rehan to come along (Rehan brought his mum too) and Ruth invited Ali Hassan, one of our governors who was heavily involved in making our reading video (click here to see it), along with his son Abdulrizak. It was a proud moment when we all went on stage to collect our trophy!
Pictures to follow!
On Monday 16th June Year 6 set off for a week of adventures in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Here's their news so far:
Dear Hannah More,
We are having fun at Manorbier youth hostel!
Yesterday we went to the beach, which was a very long walk away up and down hills! Falah didn't want to walk through the stinging nettles but eventually he did with Mr Cook to help him! At the beach, we made sandcastles and Zubair made a Stonehenge! Zubair and Sharmarka won the competition and won 5 tokens for Folly Farm each! Falah and Tyreeque's group came second and they also won tokens.
Later on, we drove to coasteering. People slept as they were so tired from a late night and a long walk! When we got there, we got into our wet suits (Sharmarka and Zubair tried to put these on backwards!) and then we headed to the water. The water was so salty! Zubair tried to eat some 'sea lettuce' but it wasn't very nice. We went into a lagoon and the water was really warm. We all climbed some rocks and then jumped into the water. Falah didn't want to do it until Mr Webster pushed him in! We really enjoyed it in the end!
After a long drive home, we had dinner and then showered. Before bed, we played a game called 'my grandma's underpants'. Aliyaan and Zubair won the game because they didn't laugh! Then we had a nice warm hot chocolate and then went to bed.
Today we are going to Folly Farm and Falah can't want to buy a cake for Miss Jenkins's birthday!
See you on Friday,
Lots of love,
Zubair, Falah and Sharmarka
There are some more photos on the Year 6 trips page.
Year 3 had a fantastic day in the Forest of Dean, with the support of Reading Buddies from our business friends Deloitte. Four buddies joined the class for the trip, which was all about exploring the Forest, hearing stories from storyteller Martin Maudsley, making our own creatures and more! Check out the video, pictures and children's comments!
Camron: I liked everything on the trip but my favourite part was making a sea-serpent with three heads.
Finlay: I liked making my journey because when I got home it reminded me of all the fun things that happened.
Hassan: I liked the storyteller because he was funny and told us lots of stories.
Suheyla: I liked the journey stick because I could take it home and tell a story to my sister.
Ramla: I liked hunting for stuff to make my name and my journey stick.