Just a little reminder Walk to School Week starts next week, Monday 8th June. We look forward to seeing lots of you walking, scooting, biking to school and taking part in the Scavenger Hunt!
Newsflash! Did James Jump or was the Priest Pushed?!?
There was controversy down at the river today as our friendly, neighbourhood vicar ended up underwater during a group canoeing session. One observer claimed that James was standing up and jumping on his canoe and was seen to 'overbalance'. However, James believed the whole situation was decidedly fishy! Will we see the Reverend's Revenge when we tackle raft building...
With today's increase in temperature and the appearance in the sky of a strange, yellow sphere the children's morale has reached new heights! All the children continue to tackle every new challenge they face with bravery and gusto whilst maintaining the highest standards of behaviour. In particular, these children have displayed actions worthy of celebration:
Ryan (Y5) - has been role-model for all other children through his politeness and good manners. Without being asked, he displayed the value of respect as he tidied up at each activity session by collecting up a fair few harnesses!
"I loved climbing today because I felt I wouldn't go really high but still managed to get half-way up!" - Ryan
John (Y5) - displayed the value of generosity by offering his last go on the giant swing to a friend.
"My favourite part of the day was the giant swing. Although I was worried, it was surprisingly brilliant because it wasn't as high as I expected!" - John.
Emily (Y5) - persevered today as she tackled the trapeze. As she prepared to jump she got an attack of 'wobbly legs', took some deep breaths, jumped, and caught the trapeze!
"I loved the leap of faith onto the trapeze because I managed to grab it and it was great fun!" - Emily
Aspen (Y5) - also persevered on the trapeze. She was very unsure before the leap of faith, controlled herself, leapt, and succeeded!
"My favourite part of the day was the trapeze because I started off really, really scared and cried at the top but when I grabbed the swing I felt so proud!" - Aspen
Jake (Y5) - displayed the value of responsibility in successfully organising himself for all four activities and trying his best in every session.
"I saw the cute ducklings when I was canoeing and I loved it because we got to float down the river with them!" - Jake.
Boreatton Park Update - Tuesday 19th May 2015
Year 5 and 6 have had a wonderful, activity-packed and showery first full day at Boreatton Park! All children have represented Monks brilliantly through their excellent behaviour and boundless enthusiasm with the following children being real 'stars' for the following reasons:
Alice (Y6) - has displayed the value of responsibility as she has listened carefully to all her instructors' instructions as well as taking on the role of reassuring her friends who were feeling worried about the zip wire activity.
"I like heights but was still nervous about doing the zip wire. I knew I'd regret not doing it and I am glad I finally did it because it was amazing!" - Alice
Lily (Y6) - showed the value of perseverance when she tackled the zip wire activity. She went up the tower and came down again before steeling herself for a second, successful attempt!
"I was scared of the zip wire but after I watched all my friends have a go I finally decided to give it a go. I ended up keeping my eyes closed and it was great!" - Lily
Grace H. (Y6) - displayed the value of generosity through the time, attention, and thought she gave to her friends all day.
"I liked doing the big swing because it was a thrilling ride!" - Grace
Harry S. (Y6) - found that most of his activities today involved heights and showed the value of perseverance when he conquered his fears to complete the zip wire activity.
"The zip wire was scary and as I climbed the tower I thought i could feel it shaking but it was just my legs! I looked down and felt scared but three seconds after jumping off I thought it was fun!" - Harry
Ellie D. (Y6) - also displayed the value of perseverance when she tackled the trapeze. She went up and had a look, came down again, before finally attempting the jump and successfully catching the trapeze!
"My favourite part of the day was grabbing the trapeze. It was incredible because I'm scared of heights and never thought I'd do it!" - Ellie
Hello monks we are all fine. Had a great breakfast. Team Indhollyer have tackled the trapeze with amazing outcomes for most children. It is cold but dry with beautiful scenery. Update soon.
After a mission getting the bags on the coach, the children arrived safely and in sunshine at Boreatton Park. They are all getting used to their surroundings and enjoyed a fabulous evening meal. We will provide you with plenty of further updates throughout the week.
A little reminder - Gym club is cancelled this Friday 15th May, as Spellbinder is in school.
Wonderful news! As a school we took part in Princes Risborough Neighbourhood Action Group, Road Safety Awareness poster competition. We are pleased to announce that Stanley Marshall won 1st prize in the infant section receiving vouchers and Robyn Jones came 2nd in the junior section, receiving a letter of congratulations. Well done and congratulations to both children.
Reminder - There will be meeting for those going to Boreatton Park, on Tuesday 5th May at 3.35pm in Class 6 with Mrs Ind.
The children will be back at school from 2.30pm and if you wish to, you may pick your child up then.
The next children's film club is upon us, it will be held next Friday 1st May. Please see the letters coming home, one can be found on the Friends page of the website. Thank you