Year 4 Camp

Tuesday 11th July
 
 
4SC arrived at Stanford Camp in good spirits this morning. The children were greeted by colourful bunting, an array of tents and brief glimpses of blue skies! The children settled quickly into their tents, making them cosy and creating a small front garden for their homes.  We also made our own camp flag to raise to show we were in residence! 
 
We have taken part in 3 different activities during the day while dodging the showers!  These activities were: fire lighting, den building and creating our own stick men. We had to work hard to make our fires light, but we all showed good determination in doing so.  Hard hats were assigned to the chosen foreman(or forewoman!) to lead their group in den building.  Some of our dens did well to keep us dry!  The children were then read the Julia Donaldson story 'Stick Man' before they got to create their own version down at the Family Tree.
 
The weather did not dampen our spirits as we enjoyed our talent show in the main hall at Stanford Camp.  We are looking forward to some good moves from 4SC on the dance floor later on tonight.  We are all going to be tucked up in our tents for the night having had our bedtime hot chocolate to keep up warm and cosy!
 
 
 
 

Wednesday 12th July

4WS arrived at Stanford Camp in two expertly driven, if a little grubby, white minibuses. All the campers were found to be in good spirits even though some of them were looking quite tired. There was much excitement, not least from Mr Chilton who was hoping for more biscuits (THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SNACKS!) The final wagon of luggage arrived soon after with a roll of blue towel to mop up the puddle (or pond) (OR LAKE!). Mr Ferguson is renowned for his exaggerations.

The children have taken part in 3 different activities during the day. Just like 4SC, these activities were: fire lighting, den building and creating our own stick men. We had to work hard to make our fires light. Who would have known that wet wood doesn't light very well?  The children were then read the Julia Donaldson story 'Stick Man' before they got to create their own version down at the Family Tree.

There was much discussion from 4SC about the food being really good so the children were ready for dinner at about 3 pm. Disco time soon with Mrs Taylor ready to dance the night away. Mr Chilton says early to bed. Mrs Thorpe reckons about 7.30pm but Miss King might allow everyone to stay up until at least 7.45pm.

  
Thursday 13th July
 
It finally happened... 4CF arrived at Stanford Camp in two very dirty, white minibuses. All of 4WS were discovered having a wonderful time and full of excitement especially Miss King who  seems to have been sleeping incredibly well. Thank you for the snacks! The new campers were pleased to see Mr Ferguson who they eventually admitted that they missed.

Mr Ferguson (who is still prone to exaggeration) had prepared 27 tasks of daring and cunning. In fact they had the same brilliant activities that the previous two classes enjoyed.  Just like 4SC and 4WS, these activities were: fire lighting (not with a dragon - Mr Ferguson again), den building and creating our own stick men (not the size of Mr White - Mr Ferguson one more time). The fires lit much better especially since the wood had been dried by the breath of a thousand ogres (Really...) The children were then read the Julia Donaldson story 'Stick Man' before they got to create their own version down at the Family Tree.

The food was still good for 4WS so the children were ready for dinner by the time 4WS left expertly driven by Lewis Hamilton and The Stig (I won't mention who said that!). Disco time soon with Mrs Taylor ready to sleep the night away. Mr Chilton is already thinking of his sleeping bag and his Teddy called Mr Softy. Mrs Thorpe reckons about 7.00pm for bed time tonight but Miss King might force everyone to stay up until 7.10pm.

 
 
 
 
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