We are extremely proud of all of our year 6 pupils. They worked so hard and have achieved excellent results! Well done to you all!
In year six this week we have been doing some sketching. We decided to use half an animals head and sketch the reflection ourselves. The class thoroughly enjoyed this activity. Here are two examples of their final masterpieces.
This week, Year 6 have been very busy!
On Monday, 24 Year 6 children entered a rounders tournament. All children worked hard as a team and progressed well in their groups. Team A were the eventual winners- well done to all who participated!
On Tuesday, Year 6 participated in a well-being transition workshop. We discovered what makes us important and unique and how we could improve our self-esteem. We learned new relaxation techniques (making pizzas!) that we carried out on our partners. All Year 6 children are busy taking part in many transition activities at their new secondary schools over the next few weeks.
On Wednesday, Lori from Nexus came to run a workshop on Road Safety. We all filled in an Independent Choices workbook about how we can stay safe while we are travelling by bus, train or walking. All children learned about the Green Cross code and how to use it.
Our Science topic this term is Evolution. We have researched the importance of fossils and how they provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. We investigated how organisms produce offspring that are not identical to themselves; however they are similar due to the genes that are passed down through generations. We explored how animals have adapted to their environments and created our own animal and wrote about how it changed over time to acclimatise to its habitat.
This term, Class 12 have been enjoying salsa drumming sessions with Mr. Bird. We have learned the different drum names and practised for a final performance at the end of the term. We all have excellent rhythm. Vamos!
Our Year six children had an amazing week at Howtown before May half term holiday, here is the diary of their week.
Setting off from school, early on Monday morning, our stomachs were filled with a wave of excitement and nerves, all rolled into one. For some of us, this was our very first time away from home! We filled the bus with our luggage (and of course – the sick bags) waved our parents goodbye and set off on our exciting adventure to the lakes. After two and half hours of ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ we arrived. Our first pit-stop of course, was lunch! Following this we set off to our dorms and took on the first major task – putting the cover on the duvet. Of course, as predicted, we saw some interesting attempts at this. As many were still unsuccessful the staff did lend a hand. The excitement continued as we split off into groups and met our group leader for the week. Miss Vout’s group led by Adam, Mrs Lauderdale’s with Dave and Mr Underwood was joined by Dan. We played some ‘getting to know you’ games before heading off down to the lake for task one – jog and dip! This was exactly what it said on the tin! Jog and dip in the lake. Needless to say, the lake was as cold as we predicted! But we had lots of fun! We headed back to centre for a change and tea! More activities continued on the night. Miss Vout’s team took on the tunnel challenge underground, Mrs Lauderdale’s gang played team building games and Mr Underwood’s group took on nightline (a blindfolded task). Much fun was had by all. We finished the night with hot chocolate and a biscuit before bed.
Wake up was bright and early at 7am! Breakfast was a treat, full English, cereal and toast – yummy! We got dressed and prepared for our adventures of the day –
Miss Vout’s group – canoed to Sandback then walked through the woods back to Howtown – Mrs L’s group did this day but in reverse and Mr underwood took to the mountains as his group climbed their way up Steel Knotts – many of which conquered their fear of heights!
After a delicious tea, Miss Vout’s group took on team games, Mrs L’s group did the nightline and Mr Underwood’s went in the tunnels. We finished off the night with our hot chocolate before bed. Another fantastic day!
Happy hump day – the middle of the week! A bright and early start led us to breakfast to fuel us for the day. Today Miss Vout’s team went rock climbing on the zig zags and gorge walking at Bordale. Mrs Lauderdale’s group took the 10:30 steamer to Pooley Bridge and then walked back 4.5 miles to Howtown – looking at landmarks such as the limestone ‘cock-pit’ on the way back. Finally Mr Underwood’s group took on a day of gorge walking – tackling two different gorges! Beautiful weather helped make this day even better! A great time was had by all. After tea, Miss Vout’s group did nightline, Mr Underwood’s did team building games and Mrs L’s group took on an orienteering challenge. Tonight we had hot chocolate, and a film night before bed!
Our final full day! It was a scorching hot day today! We had breakfast, applied our sun cream and prepared for our activities. Miss Vout’s team took on mountain day, climbing Steel Knotts, then onto another mountain before their descent into Martindale for a walk home back to Howtown. Mrs L’s group went gorge walking up the water falls and conquered the plunge pools and Mr Underwood’s team canoed across the lake! A day filled with enjoyment by all! After tea, to end the night we had a camp fire, toasted marshmallows and played games. We then visited the shop, had our hot chocolate and a special cake (made for us by Pete the chef), then headed off to bed! A great final night.
Our final day! The last breakfast – once again a hearty full English to set us up for our final adventures. Today was the day we needed to pack our cases and tidy the dorms! We were good at this and managed to get everything sorted before 9am!
We met our instructors and set off to prepare for the morning.
Miss Vout’s group had a mystery wet challenge which began in the lake – getting wet, jumping off the jetty and generally splashing around before climbing on to the power boat to Kail Pot for cliff jumping! The children all jumped in – much braver than Miss Vout who observed from the boat!
Mrs Lauderdale’s group set off into the tunnels – tackling the different sizes underground, battling with the water and spiders inside! It was scary and dark down there but the children had a great time!
Mr Underwood’s group ventured off on the power boat to Kail Pot for cliff jumps which they all loved then returned to continue jumping into the lake and playing games! Mr Underwood even jumped in too!
It was nearly time to go so we ate our packed lunch and then said our farewells to our group leaders!
Arriving home, I think it was safe to say, although a fab time was had by all, we were ready for a cuddle from loved ones and a sleep in our own beds!
Y6 truly were an asset to us all on our residential. They handled all the activities with enthusiasm, acted maturely and gave everything a go! They learned new skills such as making their beds, canoeing, rock climbing and tried different things (even different foods for many!) We are proud of each and every one of you! Well done!
Year 6 have completed their SATs!
We are all very proud of every child’s achievement in their SATs this week.Each and every one of them have worked their socks off and produced work that has done them justice. For treats they had a pizza and movie afternoon on Thursday and a trip to the park on Friday morning. Well done Year 6!
On Tuesday 8th May, Jenny, our IMPACT worker carried out a stress buster workshop with our year 6 children. They learned techniques on how to stay calm, breathing techniques and distractions. This was to support and relax our children in their final run up to SATs next week. We are sure they are all ready and prepared and we wish them good luck!
I was there … Escape from the Blitz
This term year 6 will be grabbing our suitcases and hopping aboard a steam train on a journey into Britain’s wartime past. Bombs? Rations? Gas masks? We will be the children who can say ‘I was there’. As we follow Betty on her journey of evacuation to safety; from her London home to the posh country mansion of formidable Lady Florence Musgrave.
We will be writing a range of genres around the text linked to WW2 including;
- A Diary entry from Betty’s viewpoint
- A description of the blitz – during an air raid
- Letter home as an evacuee
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For the spring term Y6 have been reading ‘I was there…Titanic’ by Margi McAllister. It’s 1912, and Daisy (a third class passenger) and her family are sailing to America on a brand-new ship: the Titanic. On the journey, Daisy strikes up an unlikely friendship with Jimmy, a first class passenger. This first-person adventure explores friendship, new experiences and tragedy. From this the children have written character comparisons, descriptive writing and a non-chronological report.