Hooke Court Day Three
Another fantastic day had yesterday. After a delicious dinner of sausages with Yorkshire puddings and the trimmings of a Sunday Roast, we made Roman mosaics. We then had hot chocolate before having some free time and then bed. We are going down for breakfast now. We will be sad to leave but happy to see our parents and carers.
Hooke Court Day Two
For our evening activity last night, we learnt about the life of a Roman soldier. Mrs Gale tried on the uniform and weaponry then we did some centurion training. The children behaved very well and are all in and ready for breakfast at 7.30am and a full day of activities.
Hooke Court Day One
We are having a great time. Everybody participated in a variety of team building activities interrupted by a drink and biscuit break. We spent some time in our rooms playing games like UNO and had a delicious dinner of Spaghetti Bolognese or tomato pasta followed by apple crumble and custard. We are now waiting for our evening activity in the common room.
Year 5 and 6 visit St Johns for a science workshop
A group of children from Year 5 and 6 visited St Johns school in Leatherhead and took part in a science workshop, investigating how stretchy a strawberry lace is and the effects of eating sweets/snacks on your body. It was a fantastic afternoon!
Visit from St George's hospital, October 2019
The children were visited by St George’s hospital (and Max’s mum!) where the children took part in a CPR (Cardio pulmonary resuscitation) session as part of the Restart your Heart Campaign by the British Heat Foundation. The session was really interactive and the children got to learn skills that could prevent choking. They also learnt the DRABC procedure – danger, response, airways, breathing and circulation and how to put someone in the recovery position.
Speakers from around the UK, September and October 2019
During our topic of the UK, the children have listened to speakers from the different countries in the UK – England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Through these presentations the children have learnt about symbols, saints, languages, flags, key places, traditional foods and much more!
Scone making, October 2019
Year 5 made scones as part of their DT project. The children carried out market research across the school, asking children what ingredients they would add to their scone. From this the children planned their own scone using a range of ingredients including raisins, cinnamon, cheese, courgette and chocolate chip. There were some interesting and imaginative combinations. Working in groups, the children made their scones and then equally divided the mixture to then add their own ingredients. At the end of the day the children got to enjoy their bakes and there was lovely aroma around the school. I think we might have found some future ‘Bake Off’ winners!
Visit from the UK Parliament, October 2019
Year 5 were visited by a representative from the UK Parliament, Kerrie Carpenter, who spoke to the children about how the Government is formed and how the House of Commons and House of Lords operates. It was a great morning and the children came away wanting to learn more!
Year 5 visit The Beeches for a well-being morning, October 2019
Year 5 children visited The Beeches (a care home in Leatherhead) to help take part in a well-being morning. The children had a fantastic morning helping to make carrot cake! Lucy in Eagle class said, “It was a great morning. I really enjoyed helping to make the cakes and they were really yummy.”