We have arrived safely at Edgmond Hall and have just eaten pizza for our lunch. We have started to unpack and are having some free time outdoors in the windy weather!
We are doing some group activities this afternoon.
We will update again tonight with pictures.
the children have had a great afternoon playing in the mud. They have also been enjoying team building games. They have worked hard and are now enjoying delicious food for tea.
G O O D M O R N I N G
The sun sun is shining in through the window and we are all up and ready for another day.
Everyone slept well, even though it was a late night after our night walk.
We travelled through the woodland, listened to the owls and even saw a planet! It became quite spooky when everyone had to turn off their torches - we couldn’t see a thing until our eyes adapted to the darkness.
The children have have just made their beds and are now off to complete some morning jobs followed by breakfast.
Miss Stocking- group A
Today we went on a difficult walk up the Wrekin but when we reached the top, the views were outstanding! On way up, it started snowing and we were catching snow flakes on our tongues.
This afternoon we did archery, which we found hard at first but with some practise it became easier and some of us even managed to hit the target. Then we learnt how to fence, which was really fun! we competed against each other, but the ultimate final pair were Bella and Sawyer, even though the competition was close, the final champion was Sawyer! We tucked into a delicious meal of bangers and mash with gravy! (Ella owes Miss Stocking £100 for guessing the correct meal!)
Bella, Amelia.M, Amelia.D and Sofia
G R O U P B - Miss Vance
25.02.20 - AM
We started our day feeding the chickens. Bertha was the biggest chicken and really enjoyed eating the corn out of our hand. We then collected the eggs, that were covered in chicken poo!! Edgmond sell the eggs 6 for £1, the money then goes towards the chicken and rabbit food.
We then went on a very speedy photography course, we had different challenges to complete. Some of the photos were amazing, and the team work was exceptional.
G R O U P B - PM
Firstly, we were told to put a blindfold on and to always keep our left hand on the person in front of us and our right hand on the rope. The rope guided us around a course with mud, logs and tyres. We had make our way around with no vision, it was tricky and funny for Miss Vance.
At one point we had to crawl under a log and tell the person behind us what was happening. It was a big surprise for all of us when our wellie boot landed in the pool of water, we nearly fell in!
The blind sensory was an experience, a great one!
Eliza, Dodds, Zavia and Alice W
Today Group C have had a fantastic day. They have fed the goats, completed archery and fencing challenges very well.
G O O D M O R N I N G
We had an earlier night sleep, so we are ready for a day full of activities.
After our morning jobs and breakfast this is what we will doing up until lunch time.
Group A will be orienteering and using a compass
Group B will be taking a hill walk to the Wrekin
Group C will be taking part in a mini photography course
Fingers crossed for a little bit of sunshine.
Group C have had a fun filled morning. They have fed the chickens and well done to all for having a go. Lilly and a Crystal are the first girls to feed Big Bertha who has a rather sharp peck!
Then it was digital photography.Even the rain couldn’t stop the great photographs.
Group A Miss Stocking
Group A have had a lovely morning feeding the goats, Holly and Tinsel. They love cereals and hay and enjoyed us visiting them.
We then completed the morning doing orienteering partner work and compass work.
Its been rainy and drizzly this morning but we are all still happy, smiling and having fun!
This afternoon were off to build dragons in the woods and we are even going to make them breathe fire!!!
G R O U P B
WREKIN HILL WALK - AM
Quote of the morning ‘it feels like we are climbing Everest!’
The children were fabulous, persistent and encouraged each other the whole way.
The hail and snow came down when we finally reached the top, but the hot chocolate and biscuit helped warm us up.
G R O U P B - PM
Fencing & Archery
Fencing is a sword fighting game where you have to hit people with the end of sword in a certain area. To score a point you need to lunge towards your opponent and hit them in the chest area. We really enjoyed the fencing experience and unfortunately Mr Bates won!
There were lots of rules to follow but lots of tips to perfect our shot. It needed a lot of power and accuracy to get the arrow on the target. It was quite tricky but we didn’t give up and managed to end up hitting the target.
Reuben S, Alex, Charlie and Reuben
G O O D M O R N I N G!
Last night we had an amazing evening at the camp fire, it was both toasty and cosy!
We had a fantastic nights sleep and we have completed all of our jobs.
It is quite a wet morning here at Edgmond and the weather forecast is not looking great but we are all prepared and cannot wait for a day of fun!
The snow has started to fall already!
Today these are the activities we will all be doing:
Group A - feeding the chickens and digital photography (am) blind line and sensory games (pm)
Group B - feeding the goats, guinea pigs and rabbits and orienteering and map work (am) dragon building and fire making (pm)
Group C - Wrekin walk (am) sensory games and blind line (pm)
Group A Miss Stocking & Mr Bates
This morning we fed the chickens! Even big Bertha! 9 of us fed her and she pecked and nipped all 9! We collected 4 eggs from the chicken coop and we placed a box of 6 eggs in the Edgmond honesty box, ready for locals to buy and enjoy. We are now about to try out photography!
G R O U P B - AM
Feeding the animals, orienteering and compass work
First we went and fed the goats, Holly and Tinsel loved eating the food off our hand, but they also enjoyed ramming the fence. We filled the basket with hay, this is just some extra food for them. Then we went and fed the rabbits and guinea pigs, we collected some grass and also filled their bowls up with some extra food.
We then went to the courtyard and we were given a map that had a key. We needed to use the map to find the different letters, there were 26 to find! We realised that the key was extremely useful and needed to use it to help us see where the letter was.
Compass work was different, most of us had never used a compass before. We know now how to change the degrees and how to find North. We used our compass to find different letters outside, there were a lot of steps to take to find the position. But, we managed it in the end.
We’ve just had lunch and we are about to have some free time before our afternoon activity starts.
G R O U P B - PM
Creating fire breathing Welsh dragons
We walked through the woods and arrived at a seating area, the seats were made out of tree stumps. Our challenge was to create and make a dragon out of sticks and leaves, there were so many logs to choose from. We worked in a team to create the best dragon. Our dragon was called ‘Flame’ and the other dragon was called ‘Devil Dude’. It was hard to choose the winner but both teams got full points for size and creativity.
Joshua and Dylan
We had to make our dragons breath fire, so we used twigs, tinder, cotton wool and a flint. The flint allowed us to create a spark, which then set the cotton wool on fire. We had a go before we created our own fire as a group. Hannah was the first to successfully light the cotton wool. It was hard because the flint had to be slanted to create sparks. We worked together as a team to create a bigger fire underneath our dragons. It looked incredible. It was my fs our item activity of the week! I’ve had the BEST week ever!
Group A - Miss Stocking and Mr Bates
“A squirrel was running all over me!” [it was actually Miss Stocking tickling her with a branch] (Amelia.M) This afternoon Group A have had Miss Stocking and Mr Bates in stitches! They took part in an activity called ‘blind line’, where they had to communicate as a team to find their way around an assault course but blindfolded. They had to climb under fallen trees and tyres, step over and under obstacles and walk through hanging things. They had such a wonderful time and the teamwork and communication was impeccable.
Then the children got to feel the fresh air upon their cheeks on the zip line! WAAHHOOOOO!
We ended the afternoon with a sensory game, where we had to squeeze and feel items within a freely bag and guess what they were.
We can’t wait for tea! We get to visit the gift shop tonight.
Group C have had a very busy day in glorious, but cold weather.
we ventured up the Wrekin, (with 3 humps). All the group were very good. They were determined and completed the walk in record time.
The views were fantastic, but the children were more excited about the snow near the top. Snowball throwing and snow angels were the preferred activities.
Lennon was a snow gatherer and made a rather large snowball.
In the afternoon, the children completed sensory games. Touchy bags and the blind line. They had great fun.
Then the zip wire! The children let out the largest shout or scream at the end.
All the children are packed and are ready for their last activity of the week!
There are mixed emotions about coming home from most, but they are all really looking forward to seeing their parents!
This week the behaviour of the children has been exemplary and therefore they have had an absolutely wonderful time with memories to last a lifetime!
They are going to be making memory rockets and reflecting on their week.
The coach is set to leave Edgmond after lunch, but we will further update during the day.
Year 4 team
M E M O R Y R O C K E T S
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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