This morning we took the children on a walk around the village. Each child had a check list of the plants and flowers we were looking for. We were very lucky that we were able to find all that was on our lists except a rose. As we were walking around the village we reminded the children of how to keep safe on the roads, which they all walked around the village very safely.
We’ve had success in our growing over the bank holiday weekend! All of our plants, vegetables and flowers have finally started to grow. Our grass heads are all now are starting to sprout hairs and our sunflowers have started growing their shoots. This week we will be doing some measuring, we’ve started to measure the children on our dinosaur growth chart. We will move some of the sunflowers outside at the end of the week and the children will be involved in measuring these and comparing how they grow outside and how they grow inside.
Glorious sun greeted us for the actual event. This was great for us as watchers but so challenging for the competitors (the hottest Exmoor Challenge in its thirty year history). All got underway well and both Exmoor Link Federation teams produced excellent pace. The training really seems to have paid off as they made their way confidently around the course. That pace didn’t slow much (even with the conditions) and all children made it home to the cheers of the sizeable crowd. Times would appear to be good – still awaiting results but all can be really proud of their achievements. I know I am really proud of the teams
and reserves (special thanks to those who came along today – Paige, Liam etc.).
Enormous thanks to Tim and Jo Williams for logistical support but also the amazing T-Shirts. Can I also say a huge thanks to the parent group for working so hard and helping every step of the way. It’s been really fun. It has been such fun in fact that we are now looking to stage our very own family walking event – The Hawkridge Hike. We will publicise details on this next week.
More photos very soon but check this link for a great idea of the event:
Have a great Bank Holiday
Exmoor Challenge 2018 is tomorrow.
At around 9.50am our two teams will set off on their adventure after many weeks of training and preparation. The expedition (EXPED as we like to call it in the trade) involves 600 children walking varied and difficult terrain, 25% gradients, map and compass work, and 16.1 miles before the medals, BBQ and welcome committee at the end. This is a great event that not all schools are able to include as part of their curriculum and is a real culmination for many of our year 6 children (nearly all have taken part in the programme at some stage as well as many year fives, parents and a few dogs). Please join me in wishing them a huge GOOD LUCK and like, love & share this with all you can. I will post a photo collection of the training sessions and event during the weekend – something to look forward to. Could I also put out a huge thank you to Tim and Jo Williams for organising the team shirts 🙂
Anyone wishing to join us for the day:
9.30 teams called in and then walk
2.30-3.30 teams expected back
BBQ and refreshments & stalls plus many attractions in the town
Please click on the link for notes for spectators and other info:
Have a great Bank Holiday
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Our year 3 / 4’s re established their footballing credentials on Wednesday night with 2 friendly matches against Dulverton and Witheridge. We are half way through our league competition and we have yet to pick up any points. With the second half of the season looming it was vital that we got back in to the swing of competitive football.
With a couple of players back from injuries we were trying out a different set up with our near full strength squad. Our opening encounter with Witheridge started brightly as we had them under pressure for most of the first half. Witheridge had their chances but we had them trapped in their own half for much of the game.
Unfortunately, we were unable to make that pressure count and conceded 2 goals (one from the penalty spot ) without a reply. Before our second game of the evening we looked at how we could improve on that performance and convert that pressure into goal scoring opportunities.
A closely fought game against Dulverton was the result. We took a 2 – 0 lead into the second half but knew that Dulverton would be coming at us. Dulverton did pull a goal back but we were too strong to let go of our lead. A promising mid season trial which will hopefully kick start our season in earnest as we go hunting for our first points of the league.
The children are continuing learning about growing, as some of you may have seen our growing is in full swing. Last week we started growing our grass heads (fingers crossed they will start growing soon!!) also we planted some lavender, marigold’s and petunias in our plant pots. This week the children have started planting their own sunflowers in plastic cups. We are hoping that we will be able to see the roots start to grow to be able to show the children what they look like. We were kindly donated some courgette, beetroot, pumpkin and cauliflower plants which we will plant in our garden when they become ready to do so.