“Together we learn; together we grow”

Welcome to Year 6

 

Our Golden Envelope Winners this week are:

 

                                                  6A -  Abigail Brown

                                                                                                                                           

                                                  6E -  Braison Cauchi

                                                                                                                                        

                                                  6S  - Brooke Martin

 

We have been sent the attached document which some of you may find useful in your transition to secondary school. The original booklet was for use in Australia so some of the terms may not be accurate.  pdf Primary to secondary transition workbook (1.70 MB)

 

 

   Our trip to Walton-on-the-Naze

Harry Potter:

 "There will be no foolish wand-waving of silly incantations in this class."  Well I am sorry Professor Severus Snape, but today is an exception to the rule! In Year Six we had the pleasure of visiting the Harry Potter Set at Warner Brothers Studios and it was amazing.  The curtain pulled up and there it was, the doors to The Great Hall; never has there been a more magical sight and for the teachers, never has there been a more magical reaction from the children.  We spent the day in awe at the detail of the sets, the craftsmanship of the props and the detail and thought that went into everything from the movie.  We were lucky enough to go behind closed doors for a special master class in how scripts were created and we even saw props that weren't available to the public.  It truly was a magical day.

 
   

Native American Teepees:

In Year Six, we were fascinated by the lives of the Native Americans, their way of life and how it changed.  The topic saw us cover geography: map work and biomes; History: the arrival of the Westerners; and PSHE: feelings, thoughts, compassion.  Whilst creating our teepees, the children had to think carefully about many critical areas: the height of the teepee, the width, the colour, the symbolism, and the construction.  It was a lot to consider and they really did think long and hard about these areas.  As you can see from the pictures, they look amazing!

 

Greek Day:

 What do we look like? Well, Greeks if you must ask and yes, we do look good! The day started off with a rotation of activities: food preparation and creation of a delicious Greek salad, designing of a Greek mask, and drama and retelling of the story 'Theseus and the Minotaur'.  Then, in the afternoon, many parents then joined us for the second round of activities: food tasting (Greek salad, olives, humus, and more), Greek mask making using clay, and creating laurel wreaths and a performance from the children of Theseus and the Minotaur.  It was a fun day where we really did feel Greek.

 
   

Danbury:

How high?  Yes, those high ropes were very high and wow did the children meet that tough, physically and mentally demanding challenge face on!  It was a beautiful, sunny day and spirits were high.  The children took on den building, fire lighting, bush cooking, high ropes and archery; it was a lot for one day!  They left that camp exhausted and drained but with the best feeling in the world: a sense of achievement and accomplishment.  Anything is possible when you put your mind to it!

 

Kingswood:

What a trip! What an experience! For those of you who went, we hope those fond memories last a life time.  There was action, entertainment, music, adrenaline pumping activities and laughter, lots of laughter.  When the children first arrived, some were apprehensive, some nervous and some excited, but by the end of it, they were all worn out, tired and left with a sense of achievement: all of them had achieved something that week that they never thought was possible.

 

 

Gingerbread houses:

To kick off the year with fun and excitement, the year group took on the challenge to make a biscuit house based on the book 'Hansel and Gretel' which we were reading for our English lessons.  The children loved planning, designing, making and then eating their wonderful creations and the learning that took place was fantastic.  As you can see from the pictures, they have an amazing sense of imagination and a flair for design; watch out Grand Designs, our children will be the architects and designers of the future!