What a brilliant achievement from Team Brook this week, coming 2nd out of twelve teams in a rapid fire cricket competition! Mrs Sharp accompanied the team, and provided the following report:
“I was so impressed with how they pulled together as a team, and really showed that hard work and determination pays off. Each and every one them gave it their all, and I couldn’t be prouder. To stand there cheering them on throughout the game was a privilege in itself, but to then tell them they were in the semi-finals was such a special moment: they were so excited.
After winning the semi-final by 8 runs I then had the absolute pleasure of announcing that we were through to the final! It was set up in such a way that all schools could watch.
Team Brook, although a little nervous, did me and themselves proud again and gave the final everything they had, but it just wasn’t meant to be and we ended up in 2nd place out of twelve teams!”
A parent who attended said, “Just wanted to pass on what a joy it was to see and watch a happy bunch of children that played an amazing game together. I’ve never seen such great teamwork at such a young age. They were so pleased where they came 2nd: there were no tears or sadness. Also a big thank you to Mrs Sharp for being a great leader with all the kids listening and taking all instruction from her.”
A chilly but beautiful day at the woods today. The children explored the stream and cooked sausages, and a couple of them even made cricket bats!
This week the children have been lighting fires, experimenting with building bridges across the stream and, of course, toasting marshmallows!
Well done to our dodgeball team for playing so well yesterday. We were up against some tough competition from the bigger schools, but managed to secure a good win and a draw. Thank you to Mrs Sharp for accompanying them.
Last Friday all the children and adults at Brook celebrated Chinese New Year. Each class took part in a carousel of different activities including painting Chinese dragons and making lucky money envelopes, Chinese fans and dragon shadow puppets. When visiting Little Acorns class, children read the traditional Chinese tale of “The Dragon Painter” and created their own dragons using pencils, water colours, pastels and collage materials.
The children in Big Acorns and Young Oaks enjoyed their trip to Canterbury Museum. The trip supported their learning about Roman technology and Roman life. As well as a tour of the museum, the children made their own Roman coin using a hammer! Also, budding Roman generals were able to fire mini catapults! The children also took part in a fun hand-on workshop, in which they took on the role of archaeologists investigating real artefacts from Roman Canterbury.
Today the Year 4 children went in search of the source of the stream at the woods, and also followed deer tracks. They made sure they were back at the fire in time for marshmallows!
Forest School was packed full of activities today, including wading in puddles, whittling wood, using the rope swing and hammock, making bows and arrows and toasting marshmallows.
It’s the turn of Year 2 and Year 4 children to take part in Forest School this term. The Year 2 children had fun vaulting the gate this week, while the Year 4 children made Minpin furniture.
Young Oaks class took part in an Egyptian workshop last week. Mr Aers brought various Egyptian artefacts that the children enjoyed exploring, and pupils also produced some work of their own and had fun dressing up.