By Guest Blogger Ben:
Today was definitely one to remember. First of, we scuttled down to the beach like a crab for some sandyachting. The instructor for one of the two groups turned out to have won three world championships in the past 10 years! Then, we began. Gails a blowing, sand in our eyes, it was time to rock. It was ok though; we were protected by a casque (helmet) so we would be safe. The main event was fantastic. All of us managed to reach an altitude of awesome by the time it was up. We even had some sun!
After a delicious lunch, there was a very interesting match of football before a nice, peaceful walk into the city where we bought la glace (ice cream) and watched seagulls fly as we all headed back to the coach and voyaged back home.
Some photos from today can be seen HERE. We are still having problems uploading, but keep checking this evening; Mrs C is busy right now doing them!
By our Guest Blogger Millie
Once we’d woken up and got ourselves dressed, we went for breakfast (croissants & baguettes with butter and jam). Afterwards we set of for Opal Adventures which was a high ropes course – George was already there (he had set off a 5am that morning from the UK). First we separated into two groups (confident and not so confident). Then we put on our harnesses and the first group went to do their practice course whilst the other group started to put on their harnesses. In the course there were three sections; when everyone had finished them all we went back to the Hardelot centre to have our picnic lunch. After a little play we went to the goat cheese farm where we were able to milk the goats and try different types of the cheese; some people bought the cheese. Millie and Ella's hair was mistaken for straw by a couple of the goats who tried to chew on it!
Back at Hardelot the last group for dinner got to eat first. Today for the starter was cheese brushed with beer, frog legs and snails. The main was fish stew and rice (some people only ate the rice). For dessert we had amazing chocolate filled chocolate eclairs. Then we had showers and went to bed.
Some photos from today can be seen HERE. Apologies - there are not too many photos: unfortunately the internet is very slow so very difficult to upload. Bear with us as we try to get some up this evening.
With a wind chill below freezing point, Year 6 braved the elements to conduct a field trip of the coast around Whitstable - a first for Goudhurst & Kilndown. We investigated coastal erosion (spits, longshore drift, groynes etc), visited a working fishing harbour and had a superb visit around the RNLI station; all polished off with a portion of chips. We even saw example of sustainable energy (from our Science last term) - the North Kent Wind Farm!
Please see the stunning photos from Mrs Chapman in our gallery.
My presentation that I am giving on Tuesday and Thursday evenings can be viewed here:
Also a few of you mentioned asked about SATS papers and what they looked like. If you Google 'DfE SATS KS2 2017 (or whichever year) Reading (or Maths/Grammar)'. Links to last year's papers are:
Robots, programming, debugging and funny sounds from vegetables: It was all happening in Year 6 this afternoon when Hippos joined their buddies for an afternoon of computing.
See our video:
Last week, Lions Class took part in the Canterbury Schools Cathedral Day. Rather than us tell you all about it, watch our short Spark Video:
Year 6 have been learning about electrons, electric current and circuits. A few photos of children experimenting with cells, bulbs, switches, reed switches and rheostats.