The children have loved every minute of Arthog and they cannot wait to come home to tell you all about their adventures. Mr D's group did gorge walking this morning and canoeing this afternoon. Mr Pickavance and Mrs Rockley's group completed the trail quest and bushcraft-skills (lighting a fire with a bow drill). Tonight we are going to end the night with an open fire and toasted marshmallows.
An incredible day of triumphs today. We have some more super climbers in Mr Pickavance and Mrs Rockley's group, who were also joined by Mr Eglin. Mr D's group took on the trail quest and solved all the problems and found the missing treasure. Both groups ended up at the raft building together. Each craft sailed without any mishap. The same cannot be said for Mr D and Mr E, who were both pushed in to the very cold water. Don't worry Mr D got his own back on everyone who deserved it!
Mr D's group had a fantastic day of climbing, scrambling and bouldering. Drinking in the breath-taking views of Barmouth from the top of Barmouth slabs.
Mr Pickavance and Mrs Rockley's group had a very wet day canoeing and navigating down a local gorge.
This evening's antics - Nightline
Awesome day team building this morning and getting to know Arthog. In the afternoon, we headed down to the beach to have lots of fun in sun! We also went on an evening walk exploring the local area.
The children discussed staying safe in school. They explained what sort of things that may make them feel unsafe in school and came up with some solutions to overcome them. It was a very mature conversation had by all and some great ideas were given. A lot of discussion about understanding and knowing which Zone of regulation we are in and appreciating which Zone others around us are in too. Knowing this, will allow us to react in a more positive way and will ensure that everyone feels safe.
Today, we looked at the difference between a friend and an acquaintance. We took a survey to see what information we would share with a friend/acquaintance or someone online. The class discussed their thoughts about the findings of the survey and learnt that we have to be careful not to share sensitive information and personal pictures to strangers online or whilst gaming or texting. We also discussed that anything posted on the internet or in a message is very difficult to delete; so we should consider the acronym THINK.
T - is it True?
H - is it Helpful?
I - is it Inspiring?
N - is it Necessary?
K - is it Kind?
The Children were shown the BBC app 'Own IT' that can help with THINK and be better online.
During design and technology this term, the children were asked to design and cook a 3 course meal. The starter had to include a pepper; the main course had to include salmon and the dessert had to include pineapple . The children researched recipes and then voted on the dishes they wanted to cook (Click on the links below for recipes to try at home). It was an enjoyable 3 days of cooking and each dish went down a treat.
Whilst some of the chefs were cooking, the rest of the team created a class cook book full of our favourite dishes from home and researched how some of the ingredients were grown or reared.
Please comment if you have tried cooking these recipes - We would love to know how it went at home!
The children created an advert based on the importance of sleep; highlighting the do's and don'ts before sleep!
We spoke about any of our worries and why we worry. We also watched a video about the science behind meditation and yoga. We then had a session of Yoga, which they loved rather a lot with all the giggling that was happening! We finished the session off with 15 minutes of guided meditation.