Year 5 have been out and about this week. Today we went into London by train to take a river boat trip along the River Thames. We walked along the south bank, from Blackfriars, to the jetty under the London Eye. Many of us were very excited to see the Eye close up as we are coming to the thrilling conclusion of our class novel, “The London Eye Mystery” by Siobhan Dowd. We sensibly lined up and boarded the boat and were lucky enough to have a large section to ourselves. The commentary told us various facts about the buildings – and history behind the buildings – that line the river. The children diligently took notes which we will feedback to our classes next week. Afterwards, we had a picnic lunch and enjoyed the sunshine before making our way back to the station. But not before we stopped to admire the skills of the skateboarders by the National Theatre. Despite the heat, all the children behaved impeccably. Various people praised them throughout the day, and your Year 5 teachers could not be prouder of you.
Earlier in the week, we enjoyed a visit from Victoria Ohuruogu, the 400 metre athlete. Victoria led a fitness circuit and then gave a lovely assembly. The children have been amazing in the fundraising efforts as a result of the visit and we all enjoyed the fitness circuit. Even some of the Year 5 staff took part and did their bit to get fit.
All in all, it has been a busy and very rewarding week. Well done to everyone involved and an especial thanks to Mr Hegarty for arranging the trip so beautifully. Finally, a huge thank you to all the parents who offered to help – we are sorry we could not take everyone! And a massive thanks to the parents who joined us.
Wishing everyone a restful weekend.