Y4 at Hooke Court Day Three!

07/02/2017

10:49

Some of us have been out and about making aqueducts and seeing how well we can make water flow a long distance. Others have been building onegars and seeing how good they can make their aim. All of us have been having fun! Hopefully some photos will gradually upload in the album below. 

06:17

Morning all! 

We can't believe our trip has gone so quickly and we are already on our last day! It has been a lot of fun and we have enjoyed many activities. Today we are building aqueducts and onegars - which are a type of Roman catapult. 

Everyone has been brilliant - we've all learnt a lot about each other and how to face challenges. The staff have been great too - Miss Millar, Miss Freemantle, Miss Patterson, Mrs McKernan, Mrs Staff, Mr Poore and of course Mrs Robinson have been full of energy, positive and enthusiastic throughout the whole trip - regardless of challenges! They continue to be some of the best staff we have at Portway and people I thoroughly enjoy being on residential visits with! 

We hope to be back around 3:30pm today and we'll meet you in the main hall - because the Portway Plus club will be in the dining hall. Please remember that we will bring your children from the coaches and then unload the bags, so that you can collect your child from the hall and then go to collect bags. Before you take your child, please let the teacher know that you have them so they don't just disappear. They will be tired and probably a little emotional at seeing you again but they've had a brilliant time. 

We will do our best to make sure that your children return home with everything they brought but please be aware that they may well have items belonging to others in their suitcases  and these will need to be swapped back.  (9:00 addition! Just to illustrate our point, the following has just been overheard in a bedroom that looks like a whirlwind has gone through it ... "Whose pants are these? They're definitely not mine!" followed by a silence, as clearly no-one else recognises them either!)

The children know that we have been updating the website but we haven't had the time to show them the photos of everything so please find some time to show them. They have been funny and brilliant company and have continued to impress the Hooke Court staff here with their knowledge of the Roman period and their ability to cope so well away from home. They have been one of the best year groups we have brought away from school and it's been a great trip! Right, off to get the troops up - see you soon!