School journey - Day 3

Today, the children took to the water in the highly anticipated Dragon Boat contest. 🐉 Three fierce crews managed to all win a race (ensuring they would get their dinner tonight) and many fell asleep on the bus journey home thus showing how hard they all worked. After lunch, the four groups continued with their land based activities. These included Quad biking, Jacob’s Ladder, Trapeze and the Ropes Course. Children are looking forward to completing their rotations tomorrow as well as getting their dancing shoes ready for the disco 💃 We are now all off to have a game of Rounders in lovely evening summer sunshine... 

Whilst some rooms have become highly competitive regarding Room Inspections, one or two have become less interested...  

School journey - Day 2

Another great day in the beautiful sunshine... All four groups showed wonderful determination, perseverance, positivity, encouragement, resilience and enthusiasm as they climbed, swung, trapeze-d, orienteered, jumped, rifled and cheered. We couldn’t be more proud of the children and hope the instagram posts reflect this. Tonight, we have a game of Ambush and a trip to the beach to top off an amazing day. 
In other news, Room inspections continue to be a problem for some...

School journey - Day 1

What a fantastic first day for the children on our School Journey 2018. A relatively smooth drive where the only annoyance was the routine “How much longer until we get there?” comment... children arrived at Stonehenge in high spirits and a thirst for Mr Sandys’ history talk. The countryside walk to the stones was embraced by all of the children, especially in the glorious sunshine. In fact, everyone enjoyed the stroll around this famous British landmark and the children were indeed wonderfully behaved. In other news, Instagram has so far proven to be an instant success, in which the only problem so far was children photobombing Mr Weighill’s selfie. Children are doing their best to lose their new hoodies (thankfully named), lunch and cameras, but so far everything has remained accounted for! We have just arrived at Osmington Bay and the children are excited to see their rooms... but are not too pleased about the imminent room inspection. Until our next update...

Outdoor Classroom Day 17.5.18

17th May was International Outdoor Classroom Day, and EYFS celebrated in style! We were outside all day, taking part in music, PE and reading as well as enjoying lots of water play, construction, imaginative play, writing and counting. Sue made us lots of yummy sandwiches and ice cream for lunch. We had a great day! 

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International Week at West Lodge 8.5.18 - 11.5.18

Last week, West Lodge went international. Every class learnt about a specific country for the entire week and took part in a number of fun and exciting activities. On Tuesday, each class worked with Darren from Dance Days to compile a dance from their chosen country. Each class were amazing and put something together in such a short amount of time. Some classes also got to make a culinary dish from their country in Food Technology with Mrs Jones. On Thursday, each class shared a song that they have been working on with Mrs Slater with the rest of the school whilst Mr McCabe ensured PE lessons were international throughout the week.

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In fact, all of the teachers have been working hard to ensure children got to fully understand what life was like in the country they had been chosen, which was shared at Friday’s assembly. Madame Pavey then ensured Friday lunchtime was lots of fun with a number of French activities whilst Sue the Cook (and her team) made sure each day offered some yummy international dishes.

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Finally, the week ended with a carousel of activities so that every child in the school could find out about the three other countries in their key stage and collect visa stamps for their passport to take home. Thank you to everyone who helped make this week such a success. The children and staff had a fantastic week.

Mr Weighill