Monday 6th December
There are a few people who have said that they are unable to access the video via the link on the homework for this week. If you were unable to watch it, this is the link below which will hopefully be more successful.
Secondary Education Application Process
Please find a link below to Mr Rye's presentation from the 4th October, explaining the process for applying to begin secondary education in September 2022. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and talk to either Mr Rye or Mrs Lyall.
Between Monday 11th October and Friday 15th October we will be taking part in the 2021 Mini London Marathon. We will be running, jogging and walking 2.6 miles through the week. Children should therefore wear their PE kit to school every day of that week.
On Friday 15th October, to mark the end of the challenge, children have the option to dress up for the day as their sporting role model. They are welcome to dress up as any sporting star from tennis to gymnastics to swimming or anything in between.
As part of this challenge, we will be raising money for local charity the Heart of Kent Hospice to support our school community’s contribution to ‘Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade.’ Each child should therefore gather sponsorships to take part in the event and donations can be made via our school ‘Virgin Money Giving’ page on the link below. https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/WestMallingMiniMarathon
We hope that this will be a fun, inclusive event where children of all ages and abilities can raise money for a fantastic local cause, whilst taking part in a whole school event.
Thursday 23rd September
The highlight of today was everyone doing the leap of faith; climbing a tall pole onto a very small platform then leaping off to try to reach a hanging ball. This proved to be quite a challenge for some but everyone pushed themselves beyond their comfort zone.
The greatest challenge of the day has been reuniting clothes from the drying room with their owners and then getting everything back into the cases that it arrived in!
We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow afternoon.
Wednesday 22nd September
Half way through the week and the sun has certainly be shining down on us today! After another good night's sleep, the word of today has been TEAMWORK. Each group has been challenged to work together to ensure that everyone plays their part so that the group is successful. This morning's problem solving tasks were quite a challenge at first but after talking and listening to each other, success was achieved by all.
This afternoon we had fun on the water in the sunshine with two groups learning how to canoe while the third group went skyward on the 3G swing.
All children are now tucked up in bed and looking forward to another full day of activities tomorrow.
Tuesday 21st September
We arrived safely yesterday afternoon with a coach full of excited year 6 children. After finding our way around our accommodation and the challenges of bed making (), we headed off to our first activities. Two groups went straight to high ropes challenges but the third kept their feet firmly on the ground. Everyone made huge efforts in each of their assigned activities but Jack, Thomas, Evan and Alex particularly impressed us with their achievements and teamwork.
All had a good first night's sleep and were up and ready for a full day of challenges today. This morning, one group built a very impressive raft that they paddled across the pond a few times - but they still all managed to end up in the water at the end! The other two groups were on high ropes challenges where more than a few pushed themselves out of their comfort zones to get higher than they ever thought was possible.
Check back here later tonight where I will attempt to add a few photos of the day's events (wifi connection allowing).