Big day at school….

Today is Elliot’s first of a series of transition days in the Senior School to prepare him for his move into the big school from this September. Today he is not spending any time in the Junior School and is instead meeting his new form teacher and being introduced to all the goodness that the Senior School brings. It is likely that he will also be meeting some of the new pupils that will be joining the school from September as part of the 2018 Year 7 group – accordingly quite a large number of new intakes are in place this year.

Separately and perhaps more excitingly, Oliver is heading out to Waddow Hall in Lancashire for 2 nights away. He is going to be doing all sorts of cool things with his school friends such as archery, zip wire, orienteering and crate challenge. It will be super quiet in the house as Daddy is heading to London for two days so there will only be Mummy and Elliot in the house with the dogs for two nights…

London Trip

This morning, Elliot went off on a school trip with his year 6 pals for three days to London Town.

They have an action packed few days on plan although travelling by coach, so will take a while to get there and back.

Olly claims he won’t miss Elliot but that has already happened – although obviously Olly won’t agree to that 🙂

We hope Elliot has a ball and enjoys his time away. He took a camera to record his memories…

Kinda quiet in the house tonight….

Olly is off on his first school residential

He has a huge bag full of gear to get muddy, wet and generally have a whole heap of fun. The kids were all excited yet nervous and Olly was no exception to this – he asked to sleep in mummy and daddy’s bed last night because he would miss us all on Monday night…

They are heading to a place in Sheffield so it is not so far, but a night away for the first time is a BIG deal for any child.

They are going to be coming back with loads of funny stories and will give themselves plenty to speak about for the next few months…

Have fun Olly XX

Olly’s first School Rugby Match

Today was Olly’s first tag Rugby match at school and they were playing Pocklington school at home.

The team played pretty well considering it was their first match and they have only been practising since September of this year.

Olly’s was more interested in operating his mouth rather than his skills to either run with the ball or prevent the Pcklinfton boys from being able to score.

Silcoates ultimately lost 13-11 although if there was to be a fourth 10 minute game, Silcoates would likely have won 🙂 

Well done Year 3 – you did yourselves and the school proud.

Silcoates Juniors Sports Day

Today was the Silcoates Juniors Sports day with the Reception to Year 2 class being from 9:30 to 11:30 and years 3 to 6 from 13:30 to 15:20.

Both the boys were wearing the red shirts of Yonges and were as ready as they ever would be – Elliot complained on the walk in to school that we were walking too quickly… 🙁

Olly almost won his first race – he came second because he stopped to show daddy and Hugo how great he was…. Wonder where he gets that from…

He won his running race and came in fourth in the obstacle race.

The sun shone for almost all of the morning so shorts and t-shirts worked well for all.

The afternoon was slightly different – the track events were completed in cloudy circumstances where the t-shirt just about worked – Elliot managed second in the 100m running race behind Miss Box 🙂 Then came the 400m….

Elliot was about 165m behind the winner and apparently stopped midway round for a tactical vomit 😀 Daddy didn’t see it but found it hilarious when he was told about it – Elliot didn’t find this bit as funny as daddy….

Then came the field events, where Elliot did a 2m long jump (during this time Hugo actually cocked his leg and weed on daddy while he was trying to get a photo of Elliot mid-jump…. 🙁 ) and an 18m throw of a ball befor the HEAVENS OPENED including hail !!!! By the time daddy and Hugo got back to the car (they ran), daddy’s t shirt was stacked right through and he had water running down his underwear……

The rest of the events were abandoned and school was on at 14:50 🙂