Last night we had a talent show hosted by Roberta and Asma – Ashleigh won first place and the Aasiyah came second! This morning we took part in a team building game called the Maze of Crystals! We had to problem solve and work together as a team. For lunch we ate fish fingers and chips. This afternoon we have been pond dipping and looking at pond creatures. Tonight we will be having hot chocolate by the camp fire and (we think) a party before bed!
We are looking forward to coming home tomorrow but we will really miss being at Gordon Brown. We know we have to say goodbye to all of the animals and the GBC staff (especially Gavin, Dan, Terry and Steve).
Love Nada Y, Fatima and Roberta
Last night’s night walk was scary but we looked after each other and made sure everyone okay. We travelled through a WW2 bomb shelter which was pitch-black (as we turned off all of our torches). This morning we learnt how to make a fire and cooked popcorn on it (Damari did not like it as it was burnt). This afternoon we made some environmental art which was the Newfield Primary School logo out of leaves, sticks and conkers. We are having macaroni cheese for dinner. Tonight we are having a talent show – which will be judged by Nunzio, Adam and Blessy!
Everyone misses their mum but we know we will be home soon.
Asher, Nunzio, Damari and Kanye
We all had a great sleep last night (even though the boys woke up at 6am). Faris and Abdirisak helped to make our delicious breakfast which was cereal, toast and orange juice. We fed the animals their breakfast at 8:30am and after that we got ready for our first activity which was archery. Anna-Rose and Nada M were incredible archers and both hit the gold target! In our free time we played Hide and Seek in the field and woods. We had a delicious lunch which was sausage, mash potatoes, carrots and gravy. For dessert we had shortbread. This afternoon we chilled out in our bedrooms and then got into partners and completed the blind fold trail and low ropes course. Tonight we will going on a big night walk and we are looking forward to having our hot chocolate and biscuits before bed.
We miss so much and wish you were here with us.
Makeda, Asma, Anna-Rose, Yasmin, Nada M and Oliver
p.s. A message for my mum: I wish you were here so we could pet the rabbits together J (Makeda)
p.p.s A message for my mum: I hope you are having a good time whilst I am here (Asma)
Once we arrived at the GBC we neatly unpacked our things in our cosy dormitories and made ourselves at home. After this we ate lunch which was burgers with wonderful wedges and juicy sweetcorn. We had chocolate cake or rice crispy cakes for pudding – which was delicious. This afternoon we met and fed the animals (rabbits, chickens, pigs, donkeys and goats). We also met Lucky Larry (the tree) who we will tell you about when we see you next. We are playing now until dinner time which is pasta and salad, with a dessert of fresh fruit. Tonight we will be having a DVD night and we can’t wait to sleep in our triple-decker bunk beds!
Love you lots and see you soon.
Natalia, Aasiyah, Dotty, Jude, Shaniyah and Nuha
Day 4 At Gordon Brown:
Last night we watched Space Jam while we were drinking hot chocolate and eating chocolate biscuits. When we went to bed we fell asleep after listening to a story from the world’s worst teachers. In the morning we got dressed and had breakfast. After eating breakfast we took part in a sporting event including team races, a pig and spoon race and a wellie toss. The winners were the Fly Kick Donkeys (Lorena, Maria, Gilbert, Rhys, Amaal and Karla) and they got to hold the Megabowl. This afternoon we collected firewood to build our own fires. Ollie taught us how to build it. We then cooked our own popcorn. Tonight we will be roasting marshmallows on a bonfire and having a disco. We will see you tomorrow, goodnight.
By Beatrice and Rebecca
Day 3 At Gordon Brown:
Today the boys slept in till 7:15am and the girls had a good night sleep (we didn’t talk too much). We all had a fresh morning shower and split into two groups for the day’s activities which were archery and a river study. Year 4 and 5 enjoyed archery for the first time although some children couldn’t hit the target and we made friendship bracelets. Year 6, Kija and Khalisah took a short trip on the Gordon Brown mini bus to do a river study using a sample kit. They found lots of fresh water insects. This afternoon we swapped activities. Tonight we will be staying in and having a DVD night. We all are missing our families and we love you very much. Only two more sleeps till we are home!
By Karla, Aicha and Lorena
Day 2 At Gordon Brown:
We woke up, got dressed and ready for breakfast. This morning we went on the climbing wall and power fan. Some children felt a little scared but we were all really brave. We have spent out free time feeding the goats and some of us have given them new names (Fluffy, Jordan Huffley, Yardie, Spotty and Girty AND long neck Barney). For lunch we had a chicken curry and tonight for dinner we will be having jacket potatoes. This evening we will be going on our night walk and when we get back we are going to go straight to sleep for the teachers – or will we? Miss Saving says we will!
By Rojai, Robhino, Lavern, Zain and Luke
Day 1 Gordon Brown
We arrived safely at Gordon Brown. First, we met the staff. We chose our beds and unpacked our clothes. Then we went to see the fluffy rabbits and bunnies for 15 minutes before lunch. For lunch we had beef burgers and chips and for dessert we had chocolate crunch. After lunch Chris gave us a tour to show us where we could go safely in our free time. During the tour we got to give apples to the donkeys and went in the pen with the goats. We also got to see other animals like the pigs and chickens. After that, we went to the benches and sculpted with clay – we will bring our sculptures home on Friday. Tonight we had pasta with cheese for dinner and fruit for dessert. Tonight we get to go to the tuck shop and we are going to make lanterns! We miss you but don’t worry about us because we are okay and having the time of our life!
By Lorena, Khalisah and Gilbert
As part of their How Scientist Work topic Year 5 held their very own Science Fair. Pupils worked in groups to produce a display around the theme 'How things work.'
Congratulations to everyone who took part.
For the third year running we held our Poetry Recital Competition. Winners from each class battled it out in front of the whole school and our judges, Ms Harrison, Ms Kopera and one of our vice chair of governors Julia Babiak.
The standard was really high as always but our worthy winner was Aicha from 3 Cherry.
Congratulations to everyone who took part.