Day 1 – And so the adventure begins!

 

 

Well a lovely start…the children have enjoyed the woodland walk and the mud! Had fun in the pool with the ‘Splash and dash!’ and ended the evening singing songs around the camp fire!!

Surprisingly they are all showered and sleeping soundly already! Lets hope they’re not up too early!!!

Bear with us regarding the internet….. it’s steam driven!

Night all – Year 4 Team xx

 

Arrangements for Arethusa Next Week

The children should go to their classrooms as normal at 8.45am for registration. Please could parents take their child’s baggage directly to the coaches, which will be parked at the entrance to the school car park on Tubbenden Lane. The coaches will be loaded for a prompt departure at 9.30am. After registration the children and staff will meet you at the coaches to say their goodbyes. We expect to arrive at Rochester by 10.30am. Notice of safe arrival will be posted on the school website and we shall also send a text message to the primary contact for each child, via our “Groupcall” system.

On the day of return, the children will have lunch at Arethusa and will leave by 1.30pm, arriving back at school at approximately 2.15pm. Please be there to pick up your child from the coach, which will again park in the entrance to the school car park on Tubbenden Lane.

 

Fabulous Year 6!

Dear Parents and Carers

We hope you had a lovely peaceful week! Before we arrive home, we would like to tell  you that we have had a wonderful time in France with the Year 6 children. They have been fantastically behaved, enthusiastic and have been an absolute pleasure to be with. They are a lovely group of children and have done themselves proud. Thank you all for your help in preparing the children and supporting us on this adventure.

We are expected to arrive back at Tubbenden (Sandy Bury entrance) at 7.15 subject to traffic on the motorways in France and England.

Have a lovely weekend! From  a very tired, but extremely happy teaching team in France

 

Change of Collection Point

Dear Parents and Carers

Please note there is a change to the collection point for your children later today. This will now be  from the Sandy Bury entrance to the school.

We are hoping to board an earlier ferry, please keep an eye on the blog for any updates regarding their expected time of arrival . Notification will also be sent via groupcall

Tubbenden Admin

Rue

During our walk to Rue town on Thursday each group took pictures to reflect aspects of the town and the week. here are just a few of those pictures:

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Thursday Photographs

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Thursday Thrills

Our last full day began with a fascinating tour of Rue, our host town, and ended with a sing-a-long around the camp fire with toasted marshmallows. An ‘interesting sing off involving ‘Let It Go’ sung in various styles rounded the evening off beautifully.

Here’s what the children thought…

Today we went on a tour of the beautiful town of Rue. We found out extraordinary facts such as there is an elephant buried in the grounds of the Chateau. After the tour we put on blindfolds and completed the blind trail activity which would have been much easier if Miss Venn, Miss Irwin and the instructors hadn’t tortured us by soaking us with water!

Overall France has been awesome. (Group )

Today we did archery and I hit two bullseyes. We also did the obstacle course which was long and good fun. (Tom K)

Also today we went to the town of Rue and we learned all about its history. (Alex)

I think the best part of today was the obstacle course because we worked as a team and everyone loved it. (Lara)

I absolutely loved today: the food was delicious (especially the chocolate muffin). The activities were outstanding and tonight we had a campfire! (Madison)

I loved today because the activities were really fun. We did an obstacle course where we got totally wet and muddy; we also did archery which stood out. We played games in archery such as who could get the highest score. The losers had to do a forfeit. (Jessica B)

My favourite adventure today was the obstacle course because you had to try and manoeuvre through. (Jessica S)

Today I had a really fun time. We did archery, the obstacle course and when we had woken up we went on a long walk to Rue.

Today was great fun as I did archery and the obstacle course. I also went on a journey to town. I saw all the shops and spoke in French.

Today I really enjoyed the obstacle course; I got very muddy. I faced my fears by crawling through a tunnel of tyres. (Sonny)

This morning we did survival and blind trail. We had a great time however it went by so quickly. In survival we made a shelter. In blind trail we had the amazing opportunity to communicate properly to make sure we were safe. As a team we didn’t end up struggling. (Bella R, Reshmi and Precious)

PHOTOGRAPHS TO FOLLOW IN THE MORNING.

Wednesday Wow!

What a brilliant day. It’s always a pleasure to bring the children away and watch them learn, grow and have such amazing experiences. Today we enjoyed a full day of activities followed by a wonderful trip to the beach after dinner. I’m sure it’ll be a day that none of the children forget. below are just a few comments and pictures to capture the day.

I’ve enjoyed today, stand-up paddle-boarding, and being buried in the sand. (Louie and Jamie)

I enjoyed building a shelter and learning about fire. (Harrison)

Today was great because my group and I did stand-up paddle-boarding. I even forgot I was in France. (Callum P)

My favourite activity today was raft-building since we all had to work together to stay on, get back on and paddle. The most memorable moments were when we had a water fight with the other team and when the raft broke and I fell off. (Rohan)

My favourite part of today was the abseiling where I flew like superman and climbed down the wall. The rope was my web to catch me. What really put a smile on my face was when I landed and everyone cheered. (Bertie)

My favourite part of the day was going to the beach with all of my friends and ‘BURYING MR TURVEY’. Ssssh don’t tell him I said that! The sea was lovely (cold). Also I really enjoyed the water sports and the climbing. Altogether I have had a brilliant day in France. (Benjamin)

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