Friday, 12 February 2010

Day 4 - Canoeing and Bellboating

On the waters again!
We set off on the familiar route back to Fairlop Waters where we straight away put on our wet suits and buoyancy aid and headed down to the water.
First of all we were put into groups of three and climbed into our canoe. There was mixed emotions as we stepped into the canoe because it rocked from side to side. Screams of horror were heard as each group climbed in.
When all groups managed to get going Andy (our instructor)asked us to join our canoes together and hold them tightly together in a long line.. Lava and Kazys had to run from each end of the line of canoes and back to their seat. Although we were all very cold we all enjoyed the games on the water. Fortunately no one fell in!!!!

Here are some photos to see how much fun we had.

Hold on tight Mr Bowsher!!

We have the hang of it now!!

Cheer up Mr Bowsher we will soon be on our way back to school!

Danielle has found another tyre!

Rolling the tyres down the hill towards the human skittles during our lunch break.

Cold hands!!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Day 3 - Cooking and Model Making Day

Cooking Lunch

Today we made our own lunch of pizza, jacket potatoes salad and garlic bread. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed choosing their favourite toppings to go on their pizza.

Edward and John waiting for their pizza to go in the oven!

Gvidas said "His pizza was delicious"

The Dancers had to cook and eat early as they had to leave for a dance festival.

Ruth and Sara said "Our lunch was spectacular and well cooked; Thank you Ann and Jacky!".

Michael does not eat pizza so he made himself a jam sandwich which he ate with a sausage roll!!!

What a lovely lunch!!!!!

Eni has almost finished her lunch!!!!

They seem to be enjoying their pizza!!

By the end of lunchtime everybody was well and truly full.

Model Making

Miss Troy helped the children design a model of the London Eye while some children drew sketches of monuments in London.

Miss Troy busy at work putting together the London Eye.
Cheer up Rukshan!!!!

Miss Troy has a taken a well deserved rest and has left Rukshan and Eni in charge!!!!

The pods which are covered in paper mache are being left to dry out before being fixed onto the model of the London Eye.

More help has been recruited to help with the model.

What brilliant artists we have at Manford.
I wonder what Picasso would have thought of this!!!!!

A good day had by all and we are looking forward to tomorrow for another trip to Fairlop Waters.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Day 2 - Fairlop Waters

Day 2 - Sailing at Fairlop Waters

Today we went to Fairlop Waters to take part in sailing activities.
The children felt a mixture of feelings, some of excitement, anticipation and fear!

On the way to Fairlop Waters, there were many questions and discussion about falling in the water! When we arrived at Fairlop Waters, we were met by Georgie, Chris and Mike, our instructors for the day. They spoke to us about safety and what we would be doing throughout the day. Once we had changed into our wet suits, we were given instructions to rig up the sail and place the udder in the correct position. We were then left on our own to steer the boat from one end of the lake to the other. We all did very well and managed to stay on course!

At the end of the day, there was time left for us to enjoy a ride in the speed boat. It was a great day, as you can see from the pictures below. We can't wait to return there on Thursday!!

Eni in her wetsuit

Nabeel and his team rigging up the boat.

Rukshan, Weljah and Sophie being shown how to 'rig' the boat.

Michael having a ride in the speed boat.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Day 1 - A trip into London

Year 6 enjoy a London experience!

Monday, the 8th of February was the beginning of a fun filled Activity Week for some of the children in Year 6.

The morning started off a little damp and cold, however, this did not dampen the spirits of the Year 6 children and adults!
We made our way after registration to the tube station for our journey to the London Eye and IMAX Cinema.
As we were walking to the tube, the children (not the adults), were pleasantly surprised to see SNOW!!! The tube ride to Embankment was full of hightened conversation about what to expect from the day ahead.
The London Eye proved a great success! The children could not believe that we were actually moving as it went round so slowly and at the highest point, we were 135metres in the air!
We were lucky enough to have a guide for our journey to point out all the interesting places that we have in London and also a great number of historical facts.
As it was still snowing, we made our way to the IMAX Cinema early to have our lunch in the warmth!
When we went into the auditorium, we were all given HUGE glasses to wear (see pictures below!) which the children found so amusing! The children loved the film, Dinosaurs. Some children and even the adults jumped out of their seats a few times when the dinosaurs came towards us!

The day was a great success and I am sure most of the children will be in bed early tonight as we made them walk quite far!
Pictures of the day!

On the tube

On the London Eye

A view of the Houses of Parliament from the Pod

At the IMAX... Look at our funky glasses!

Danielle enjoying her sweets at the cinema

Jane looking beautiful in her glasses!

Year 6 looking super cool!
Let's hope the rest of the week continues to be as much fun... but nicer weather would be nice!!!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009