On Thursday, some Year 6s had the opportunity to see the theatre production of ‘Nativity’. We travelled on the coach and stopped off to eat our lunches at a service station on the way. When we arrived at the theatre, we were given our tickets and sat in our spaces ready for the show to begin. The show was fabulous with lots of singing, dancing and fun! Our favourite scene was when the two teachers were competing and Gordon Shakespeare (one of the teachers) acted as a rock-star King Herod!
On Wednesday night, we competed against 4 other teams in the Year 6 English Challenge competition. It was a tough competition where we had to take part in 4 challenging rounds: naming book authors, finding out who the book characters were, grammar and memorising. We worked really well as a team and listened to each other to do our best. At the end, although we didn’t win overall we were the best team in the memorising round!
Year 6 were treated with a well-deserved meal at Pizza Hut to celebrate the end of a successful SATs week. All the children showed determination with a positive attitude to complete the tests to the best of their ability. We had a lovely time and it was a great way to end the week.
On 8th May, Year 6 spent a sunny day in Ferry Meadows to give them some much needed relaxation before their SATs. Children who have been attending Forest School led a variety of activities, including a nature alphabet hunt and memory game. We had time to spend on Badger Park with an ice lolly before walking back to school. The children had a wonderful time and are now fully prepared for next week!
The Year 6 Panthers class had their first skiing lesson last Wednesday and proved themselves to be very quick learners. They were promptly kitted out with helmets, boots and ski’s before taking to the dry-ski slope at Tallington. The children’s sense of responsibility really shone through throughout the session as they supported and encouraged each other to succeed. I am delighted to report that every child managed to ski down the beginners slope – what an achievement for the first session! I know that class are very much looking forward to their next session this week and I am sure we could have some talented skiiers in the making! The children commented on what a great opportunity it was to learn to ski in Year 6 and reflected on how lucky they were. They were very grateful for this opportunity and thanked me for taking them.
Year 6 had a wonderful time on our trip to Cadbury World last week. Anumi tells us a little bit about the day.
“What a enthralling day! We started the day by developing our understanding of the Mayans (the civilisation that found cocoa beans). I was astounded to find out, that Mayans used to use cocoa beans to trade with…So I guess sometimes money really does grow on trees! We continued the day by travelling through the different stages of chocolate development, from the depths of the Mayan jungle through to the building of Cadbury’s Bournville factory. Throughout the day we were given lots of different chocolate tasters and we even got to choose a topping to have on some melted chocolate (I had popping candy). I didn’t want the fun filled day to stop…”
6CK spent their PE lesson this week at the local driving range having golf lessons, which will continue until just after half term. Throughout the lessons, the children will learn how to hit the golf ball using different grips, how to putt and use different clubs.
“Keep up the good work for the remaining sessions 6CK!”
It was our final day today and what a day! In the morning, Year 6 and Year 4 had fun working together on a range of fun activities to get children working outside of their comfort zone and challenging themselves. This was followed by Year 4 attending lessons planned and delivered by our Year 6. Sandra from Year 6 was exhausted after her lessons,
“I know what it is like for the teachers now!”
We were very proud of how the Year 6s led their lessons and how well the Year 4s took part. In the afternoon, we said a sad farewell to Sacha and Lauren who both made Human Utopia an incredible experience for all involved.
Our Year 6s proudly show off their new uniform and the transformation is notable. Sandra commented ‘I feel grown up and mature’. Szymon and Anumi agreed, adding that ‘It will prepare us for secondary school’ and ‘I feel more confident to try new things’.