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Lydford Class Yr6
Year 6 Teacher             Mrs Boothright                                                                 

Welcome to Lydford Class 2023-24

Lydford Class PE days are:

Monday and Friday

Please ensure that your children come to school with their Swimming kit on Mondays and their PE kit on Fridays.

Lydford Class visit the Library on Fridays

Please remember to return your children's books so that they can chose a new one.

Abernant Lake, Wales - Residential  30th October - 3rd November

Day 1...

We ARRIVED! Children were fantastic on the journey and have been very excited exploring our home for the next few days. We spent the afternoon running and playing games together on the field and have just finished a delicious dinner, completed by a massive chocolate chip cookie.

We are now wrapped up warm, ready for our night walk.


Day 2- Tuesday…. After a dark, soggy night walk, the children slept well and have woken happy to be spending the morning on the lake. A great first breakfast too!

Tuesday morning on the lake… very soggy… some great games and some capsizing too.. hot showers and Fish/chicken nuggets/sausage roll and potato wedges for lunch.

Tuesday pm… so many different activities.. the children were in their groups and were on the blind trail, archery field, abseiling, low ropes, blind trail and rifling.  A lot of encouragement, teamwork, laughter and mud! 

Wednesday .. a busy morning doing archery, low ropes, bivouac building and the obstacle course. Lucky with little rain just a lot of mud!

Wednesday pm paddle boarding, low ropes, fencing and obstacle course. More double rainbows, hot showers and carb-loading lunches. The children loved their letters, thank you. 


Thursday…it was a pleasure to actually have to wake the children up today!!!!! They slept in and had a huge breakfast. This morning we went on an invigorating walk into the hills for three hours…. The views were stunning ( Ms McCabe and I enjoyed them!) and the children learnt about deforestation and forestation and different plant life  found in the ancient woodland. Did you know the history of associated with common grass? In the time of window tax, people bricked up their windows and used candles… so people learnt to make candles out of pigs fat…the wick  from the inside of the common grass was used as candle wick to avoid the ancient candle tax ‘back in the day’.

Back to base for burgers/ fish cakes and more carbs. 


And so a final morning of activities… fencing, abseiling, obstacle….

The suitcases are bulging and sleeping bags squidged into bags…. get your washing machines prepared!!!! ☔️

Many thanks for entrusting us with the care of your children. They are a funny, resilient, determined and caring bunch.- a real credit to you all. We have so enjoyed spending time with them. 

Singing, dancing and performing with 6300 children with The Young Voices Choir at The O2.

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