Children in Need

As part of their PSHCE lesson, last week Year 6 talked about the importance of Children in Need and how the money we raise goes to help all those children who are less fortunate than ourselves.  All the children supported their peers in ARP to make a fabulous day for the whole school.  ARP had organised a day full of activities for the whole school to enjoy, these included:

  • Face painting
  • Dance off
  • Penalty Shoot Out
  • Mini Golf
  • Cake sale
  • Sweet and Treats  Sale
  • Stationary Sale
  • Book Sale
  • Throw a wet sponge at the teacher!

Year 6 were able to put their Maths skills to the test, to help all the younger children when they came to buy from each stall.

A great day was had by all the children.

 

Sponsored Silence

The children in Year 6 decided they wanted to do something for Children in Need.  As a class, they came up with the idea that they would try and complete a sponsored silence for the day.  On Thursday the whole class took part, they stayed silent for the whole day excluding lunch time and break time.  A total of 5 hours! A tricky task in itself  for a short period of time nevertheless as a team they worked together to complete the 5 hours.  They used whiteboards and notepads to communicate and they even managed to use some Makaton signing for some parts of the day. Up to now, the total raised by Year 6 for their Sponsored Silence is £378, there is still money coming in each day!

An enormous well done to Year 6! Miss Rea, Miss Stephenson and the rest of the staff at school are very proud of you all!

Harvest Poetry

Year 6 learnt a harvest poem for our Harvest Festival. They worked in small groups to rehearse their verse and then came together to recite the chorus.

Here is our performance:

Sporting Challenge

This afternoon, Year 6 met with their partnership class (Year 2) to take part their first ‘Be the best you can be’ of the school year.  The children were setting the starting scores ready to try and improve them next month.  The children in Year 6 really enjoy working with their friends in Year 2 to help them achieve and be the best they can be.

Paired Reading

Year 6 have enjoyed a lovely afternoon with Year 2 today.  They have been reading their books to each other and sharing their love of reading.  Some of the children in Year 6 decided to have story time with the children and they sat comfortably on the floor reading a story to a group of Year 2 children.  The children discussed their favourite authors and which books they enjoyed reading.

Condover Hall -Day 3

So, our adventures have come to an end but not before a final activity for each group and a farewell to the awesome activity instructors.

Group 1 used their survival skills to light a fire and to build shelters.

Group 3 braved the climbing wall after breakfast, where each and every one gave it a go and climbed as high as they could.

We were then presented with our certificates from our instructors for being outstanding at all the activities.

Miss Rea, Miss Faulkner, Mr Stephens and Mr Owen are so proud of each and everyone of ‘Team Year 6’. The quote we saw at every meal time really was inspiration. The children really have been brave, strong and smart.

Well done Year 6 for a fabulous trip. We hope you have had a wonderful time and created a wonderful amount of special memories that you will keep with you forever.

Let’s continue to have a wonderful year!

Condover Day 2

We are just about to go to bed after a second action packed day at Condover Hall.

Following breakfast this morning, group 1 went climbing, followed by archery and lunch. In the afternoon, they went on the trapeze and gladiator wall.

Group 2 went on the trapeze, followed by fencing and lunch.  In the afternoon, they took part on survival skills and archery.

Group 3’s first activity was the zip wire, followed by trapeze and lunch.  In the afternoon they went on the gladiator wall and took part in survival skills.

After tea time, we went for the traditional camp fire.

Orienteering

In Year 6, we have started our new topic of Orienteering as part of our P.E. Lessons. To begin with, we learnt how to read a map, how to look for where the clues had been hidden.  On Tuesday, we went out onto the playground to draw our own maps of the playground, to make sure we included everything on the playground.  We also learnt how to include a key on our map to help understand what things are on our maps.

Here are some of our finished maps of the playground.

On Friday, we were given a map of the playground and we were shown where 12 control markers were hidden on main map using the interactive white board. We needed to mark on our maps where the markers were hidden before we went out to search for them.

At each control marker there was a letter to record and a mathematical question to solve. We were timed to see how long it took us to complete all 12 markers and we received points for our correct mathematical answers. When we had all 12 letters we were challenged to see how many words we could make using those letters and could we make a word using all the letters?