Sunday, 22 July 2012
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Good luck for 2012, Alison!
Friday, 6 July 2012
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
The children have packed their soggy, sandy, smelly clothes into their bags and cleared out their rooms - we have a group of tired but happy children who are ready for some home comforts! We'll be leaving Borth at about 12.30 so should be back at school by 3ish.
The children have been great, although they need bed-making practise before Manor next year!
Mr K :-)
When we got there, we all split up to see what we could find - we all found the meerkats, but there were so many that we couldn't compare them (not simples!). There were goats, a lynx, marmosets, rabbits, peacocks, emus and lots more! A bit later we all sat down and were shown some different reptiles, and even got to hold a massive cobra!
On the way back to the hostel we were lucky that it didn't rain. Later on we went to the beach for a sand castle competition, which Teifi dorm won (well done Karis, Gracie, Elise, Mya, Dana and Molly for their magnificent mermaid)! Then we played games and did whatever we wanted on the beach - it was awesome! Soon after, when we were all showered and warm and had eaten our dinner (curry!), we went down to either watch a dvd (Tangled) our draw or play games. A great, long day!
We'll see you all tomorrow!
By Emelia and Chloe :-)
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Well the first thing was the journey - it was wet! All the way it was raining! It wasn't much better when we got there, but then we saw the dormitories which were great! Unfortunately we had to make our own beds, it was tough for some... Then we went to the seaside - everybody got sandy and wet! We had a few competitions at there sand dunes (rolling down, climbing up and scrambling up on out hands and knees!) But son we were back for lunch. Afterwards we played on the beach - games, sports and a few sandcastles. In the evening there was a three course meal (soup, tuba pasta, macaroni it baked potato, and finally apple pie and custard - yum, yum!) and some time to rest in the dorms. Then we ended our devils day with a movie night - Gulliver's Travels - a brilliant day!
By Grace and Poppy :-)
Monday, 2 July 2012
Saturday, 30 June 2012
|Let's hope the weather's not like this!|
|That's more like it!|
Here's where we're staying - Borth Youth Hostel - you can click on the link to see their website.
And here's a link to the weather forecast - remember to pack those waterproofs!!!
We'll try to keep in touch via the blog while we're away, but it depends on if the internet's working at the hostel (it hasn't for the past two years!!!).
Mr K :-)
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Monday, 25 June 2012
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Saturday, 23 June 2012
Friday, 22 June 2012
Friday, 15 June 2012
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Be warned - not for the faint-hearted!!!
Team HSM Investigates... The Toxic Robot from Ash Class on Vimeo.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Monday, 11 June 2012
Don't Judge a Book... from Ash Class on Vimeo.
Here's the wonderful film the class made based on the work they did on Darwin Day - we had talked about stereotypes and not judging people without getting to know them. The children, Mrs Duly and I then came up with a list of people who may be judged by many people, but may have a surprising side to them!
We hope you enjoy our film - do leave us a comment if you do!
Mr K :-)
Sunday, 10 June 2012
Pass the Blog is a project where a single blog is shared between 52 schools over the course of 52 weeks. Each class involved has control of the blog for a week only - I have a teacher log-on and there will be a pupil one for you all to use too!
By the end of the year, the blog will have been passed around schools all over the world! I think that this is a fantastic project and I can't wait for us to show off what we can do!
We are only the second class to take control of the blog - if you want to see what the first class got up to, then click on the picture below!
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Well our holiday is almost over and it has been the most fantastic experience. The weather has been perfect and when we were having our lunch yesterday we saw some dolphins. We have been told that all the left over food is pulped down and when the ship is a certain distance from the shore the pulped food is discharged into the sea and it helps to feed the fish and other marine life. All the paper, glass, batteries etc, are sorted just as at the recycling plants on land and dealt with in the same way once the ship reaches the shore.
On our visit to Barcelona we saw a church that was designed by Gaudi, they started building it in 1892 and guess what? They are still building it and it will not be completed until 2026, it is called La Sagrada Familia.
Tomorrow we arrive in Southampton and as part of the Queen's Jubilee Celebrations, The Queen Elizabeth will meet up with her sister ships, the Queen Mary 2, the most senior and Queen Victoria, just off of Cowes on the Isle of Wight and they will sail up the Solent in formation with the senior ship leading the way. Then late in the evening the three ships will all set sail together back down the Solent before going their different ways. As part of the celebrations it is anticipated that lots of small boats will come out and join us on our journey up the Solent, this is the first time that all three Cunard Ships have been together in UK waters. Later in the day the Red Arrows and Fireworks will also be part of the fun.
Photographs will be following!
Lozzer's G and G.
Don't Judge - Trailer from Ash Class on Vimeo.
Friday, 1 June 2012
Ash Class - if you'd like to write a report on the Torch Relay, email it to me and I'll add it to this post!
Mr K :-)
Here's a photo they sent of the grand prix grandstands being dismantled and their latest update is below:
We have arrived here this morning, the sun is shinning and it is just a few days after the finish of the Grand Prix. There is still has a lot of disruption around the streets, with barricades and seats being dismantled. Will send a few photographs separately. We went ashore in tenders lowered from the side of the ship as there are no docking facilities for cruise ships in Monaco. We walked around the harbour and up to the famous Casino that is at Monte Carlo and sat in the sunshine at the Cafe du Paris, next door to the Casino and enjoyed a coffee before walking back to the ship. We are now waiting for the last of the tenders to be hoisted up and we will be setting sail for Barcelona. We hope you have a good week off school and all enjoy yourselves, we will continue to keep in touch and you should have another email waiting on your return to school.
Lozzer's G and G.
Thursday, 31 May 2012
The prompt is quite long - there are two stories about children living in Africa. Both of the children have difficult lives - your task is to write a letter to one of them, either telling them how you feel about their story, or explaining how your life is different to theirs.
You can see the prompt by clicking here.
Remember that you only have 100 words to use!
Email in your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll put them onto the blog :-)
Excellent work, Sam!
Monday, 28 May 2012
We arrived in Gibraltar yesterday morning and after lunch went on a visit to Europa Point and St Michael's Cave which is a natural carven with stalagmites and stalactites and they
sometimes hold concerts there because the sound is so good.
We also met the apes, there are five colonies of apes living on the rock and they are all called after members of the royal family or important people. Gibraltar belongs to Britain and history has it that as long as the apes remain on the rock it will remain British, so the people of Gibraltar look after the apes very well indeed! One of the ladies bought an ice cream and as she walked out of the shop an ape landed on her shoulder and made off with the ice cream.
When we were in Gibraltar we could see North Africa. Do any of you know what the Twin Pillars of Hercules are? Another question how wide and how long are the Straits of Gibraltar?
From Lozzer's Granny & Grandpa.
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Saturday, 26 May 2012
Friday, 25 May 2012
Thursday, 24 May 2012
I am writings to you because I what to tell you how brillant the 100wc is.
Dear David Cameron,
The 100wc is brillant because it gets children to think about what to write and to use punctuation. Each week their is a different prompt for the children to tack part in. Some times over 600 children take part in it. The 100wc is soitable for all ages, for the 100wc their is a show case and five of the 100wc get put into the show case and then people all over the world get to see your work. That is why I think the 100wc is sow good.
Red, blue and yellow glittering colours.
Or the water there are bouts swimming and the statue of liberty.
A helicopter flies in the black sky.
There are big small and tiny building in New York City.
By Klaudiusz - Ash Class (with a little help from Mr Hughes)
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
By Ella and Sam.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
As I sprinted through the gritty street I suddenly felt overwhelmed: why was I chosen from everyone in Longberry? My supporting friends cheered to me though, I felt extremely proud. I heard them over the screaming crowd and my thumping heart. A trickle of sweat dropped from my forehead, as slowly as a tortoise, I remembered my parents joy when we got that stunning phone call - I am holding the Olympic torch! Immediately I was determined to carry on. My arm was like iron with the weight of the, somehow holy, torch. A mob of people were following me, pushing freezing cold, metal speakers at me, flooding me with questions. Then, they stopped. All at once everyone started roaring! I'd crossed the line!
Monday, 21 May 2012
Sunday, 20 May 2012
View Lauren's Grandparent's Cruise! in a larger map
Friday, 18 May 2012
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Saturday, 12 May 2012
The prompt for the session were some photos of mountaineers on Mount Everest!