We woke to a very blustery Welsh morning. After a hearty breakfast we were ready for a day of coastal walking and rock climbing.
On Stackpole Quay, we looked for fossils of ancient corals and identified different types of rock.
Here we are standing either side of two tectonic plates!
From Stackpole Quay we walked along the coastal path to Barafundle Beach where we spent some time on the sand.
From here we climbed higher and higher until we were overlooking the sea. The wind was immense and we struggled to stand, let alone walk, at times! The wind was blowing the spray high into the sky and it was an amazing experience.
After a well deserved lunch, the children set out to climb. They approached it with enthusiasm, positivity and resilience. Everyone climbed and abseiled and supported each other with shouts of encouragement or advice. It was a great team moment and they should be super proud of their achievements. If they can climb in those slimy, wet conditions they can climb any mountain!
Today we split into our two groups for our morning activities: Coots went canoeing and Swans went rock-pooling.
What do you think we might find?
Angle Bay had some amazing rock pools, we found: a shally, four different types of crab, some sea stars and winkles. We even escaped back to the bus before the rain came down!
In the afternoon we visited Pembroke Castle which is an impressive example of a Norman castle. We learned about barbicans, murder holes, keeps, dungeons and oubliette! Beech class will happily share their knowledge with you when we return!
We enjoyed a relaxing evening, writing our diaries, playing games and chess in the common room and listening to a shared story before bed time.
Arrived safe and sound at 1pm, in the driving wind and rain. Settled into our rooms then a lovely lunch! We then prepared ourselves in full rain gear for a walk to Broadhaven beach. We've seen a giant pike, a murmuration of rooks, founds a mermaids purse from a blonde ray, some jelly fish washed up on the shore. We climbed up through the dunes to see the view " wow it's awesome!" " amazing" " l want to bring my mum back here" These were just some of the responses from the kids. Sorry no photographic evidence as it was very wet when we set out but it soon cleared up.
Following dinner we started our John Muir Conservation Award diaries, there's been some great writing of today's activities.
Diary writing in full swing!
Weve since had hot chocolate and are ready for bed.
The children carefully drew around our model to label parts of the body.
Drawing around bunches proves tricky!
Meet the teacher for Hazel class will take place at 2.45pm on 18th July 2017 in Hazel class with Ms Patrick.
Wow what a busy day we've had today.
Our first challenge was to use things in our environment to create art work in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.
We are ready for our stream study.
What can we find in the stream?
We had to bang the net along the bottom.
Look it's a cad fly larvae.
Listening to our instructions.
Can we make it balance?
Team work in action crossing the swamp!
Can the cats catch the mice?
Hazel class will be starting swimming lessons every Friday from 15th September to 15th December 2017. Further details will follow in the new academic year.
The year 6 Leavers Assembly will be held at 9.10am on Monday 17th July
The year 6 Leavers BBQ will take place straight after school on Monday 17th July. Bring a change of clothes. Children are to be collected at 6pm.
The year 6 Walk of Fame will take place on the last day of term, Wednesday 19th July at 2.55pm. Parents are asked to wait in the playground between Willow and Oak classes to see them leave.
Silver Birch's class assembly will be held on Tuesday 11th July at 9.10am in the school hall.