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YEAR 5-6 WALESBY

FRIDAY 14th JUNE 2019

Today is the last day.  We have downloaded all the photographs sent over night! You can see them below.

Report just in ………

Day 4

Breakfast – fried egg beans and hash browns.

Morning activities were archery and the assault course

Lovely lunch of jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings and plenty of salad followed by chocolate donuts!

Afternoon activities. Indoor climbing – with LOTS of adventurous children going far too high for Chris’ liking! Followed by nightline. Great co operation between the children.

Barbecue tea of hot dogs and burgers with salad followed by an ice cream.

We then had lots of energy for packing all our stuff!!

Sporting activities in the evening with Toy Story 3 to look forward to. Then disaster struck …………… There was no DVD in the case – da da daaaaah!!!

But it was fine. We watched Monsters Inc University instead.

Then to bed. All asleep by midnight which was surprising as Ms Regan and Charlie were noisily trying to catch flies!

Day 5

Charlie woke the children with Bohemian Rhapsody.

Activities include crate stacking and low ropes.

Our packed lunch is ordered and the coach is coming at 1.

We have had a GREAT time but are looking forward to seeing our families.

 

THURSDAY 13th JUNE 2019

Day 3!

Bacon and beans for breakfast! Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your viewpoint😬) the session at the lake was cancelled. We have had so much rain the beach has disappeared! It was replaced by a ‘CSI’ session that the children loved. We also went out into the woodland to search for mini beasts and to identify some of the trees.

The weather improved enough for the children to have some Funtime outside the lodge.

Activities this afternoon  included the zip wire and traversing wall.

This evening we visited the shop and filled up on lots of sweets! We took them for movie night (Up) with another school.

Early to bed (11pm) with the promise of another exciting wake up call in the morning!

2 more sleeps!

 

WEDNESDAY 12th JUNE 2019 – Pictures and videos sent today.

Ms Gibbon’s daily update:

Breakfast today is 7.45 (why?) We have had to take drastic action…… Not a sound was coming from the bedrooms so Alarm Clock Charlie struck again! The children were woken by ‘Walking on Sunshine’ by Katrina and the Waves. The icing on the cake…… it’s not raining!

TUESDAY 11th JUNE 2019 – Ms Gibbon’s daily report:

Day 2!

Having stayed awake till 1.40 😴😴 on the first night we were awakened at 6.30 by the rain hammering on our roof. All 3 adults groaned and discussed how we were going to survive the day! Once again Hillocks kids came up trumps (as always). They have been amazing – good humoured, supporting each other and generally helping out. This morning we did lots of climbing ladders in the rain and learned some circus skills. There are lots of photos and videos but they currently won’t send. I will keep trying.

This afternoon we have done team building and fencing!

This evening after spaghetti bolognaise and sponge and custard we have been to the disco. Mr Gascoyne and Gemma came to visit and help out.

We are now all cosy in our lodge, in our jimmy jams watching Toy Story 2. Last night we watched Toy Story 1 with biscuits and hot chocolate. I think it’s Charlie’s turn to make it tonight…….

There are 2 schools here who are in tents! We know we are very lucky. Here’s hoping for a full nights 😴😴😴

That’s all for now!

Chris

Ms Gibbon has been taking a few videos this afternoon.  The signal there is not very good at the moment but Ms Regan will be sending some more photos through tonight.

 

 

The children arrived safely and have already done laser quest and air rifle shooting.  We will keep posting photos as we received them.

YEAR 3-4 WALESBY TRIP

Below are the pictures that are being sent to school each day.

 

Sports Funding 2018-2019

Click on link below to see how the 2018/2019 Sports Funding will be spent:

TREATING HEADLICE

Headlice

We have regular contact from parents regarding headlice in school. It is really important that parents/carers regularly check children’s hair. 

 Below is advice from the NHS website and attached is a leaflet about wet combing. 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/

We also have a few headlice combs in school so if you need one please see Jo in the school office. 

Click on poster below which gives advice on how to treat headlice.

 

MOMO Online Safety Guide

Below is the online National Safety guide for parents.

Recycle With Michael

8.3.19

The Salvation Army came to collect our recycle bags today.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.

 

We have signed up to take part in the Recycle with Michael programme with The Salvation Army.

The programme raises money for the school.  Each pupil is given a bag, which the Salvation Army provides and all we ask is that you fill it with second hand clothing and shoes.  The Salvation Army then collect the bags and donate a precentage of their value to the school.  The remaining money raised from reusing or recycling the clothes and shoes is used to fund the Salvation army’s ongoing charity work.  you can read more about this on http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk

We will let you know the collection date of the bags.  You can also take a look about the programme on https://recyclewithmichael.co.uk/schools-recycling

KS1 Class Carnival!

On Friday 30th November KS1 took part in their very own Class Carnival! We created our own headdresses and musical instruments in preparation.  Everyone had chance to parade around, showing off their wonderful headdresses before we all played our instruments together, finding the beat within different pieces of traditional Brazilian music. Finally, we learnt some basic Salsa moves and had a go at dancing the Salsa to the music. We had lots of fun together celebrating our topic, Rio De Vida!

 

GB ATHLETE AT HILLOCKS- KURTS ADAMS

KURTS ADAMS the elite canoe slalom athlete came to visit Hillocks!

 

In 2015, Kurts was the British National Champion Division 1 in Kayaking and in 2016 he was the British National Champion in canoeing- ranking 2nd in Europe!

 

 

Canoe slalom (previously known as white-water slalom) is a competitive sport with the aim to navigate a decked canoe or kayak through a course of hanging downstream or upstream gates on river rapids in the fastest time possible.

 

SAFER SCHOOLS APP

Please click on link below to download the Safer School App.

The App is designed to support and protect children by educating and empowering them both at school and at home.  Through their access, your children get access to information that is relevant to them and you will receive tips and advice on how to keep them safer on line.

http://zurichsaferschools.co.uk/your-app/

Zurich Municipal Logo

 

Reporting a child’s absence

Dear Parent/Carer,

Communication to our School for a child’s absence

Our school has an automatic communication system that will allow you to contact us directly by text message, to keep the school up dated with any general Information such as:

  • To report a child’ absence.
  • Appointments
  • Pass on message to class teachers
  • Any other problems

During busy hours the staff receive phone calls asking questions that are not of an urgent nature. By using Text Messages In you will help the school.

You schools dedicated texting mobile number is:  07480 632322   text GIF

You would just text this number normally just like texting friends and family, please confirm your child’s full name and class when texting the school.

We as the school will be able to text back using the system if you need a reply, however, the aim is to free up time in the office, and is just another arm of communication between the parent and the school.

If you do not want to send a text then you can ring the school number 01623-408785 and press option 2 and leave a message as to why your child is absent or you can e-mail school:

              office@hillocks.notts.sch.uk   

It is important to let school know as we monitor all attendance and punctuality daily.