Year 6

Year 6 Residential Day 3

Year 6 have all had a fantastic day at Bristol Zoo. They've explored it's beautiful surroundings, come up close to lemurs, stroked a blue tongue skink, held a mealworm and watched penguins being fed. 
They are all now thoroughly excited about watching Matilda this evening.

Year 6 Residential Day 2

The children have enjoyed another beautiful, sunny day in Bristol. At the SS Great Britain, the children all took part in a workshop based on the incredible work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and had a tour of the ship itself. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt lots about this amazing ship.
We then headed to the M Shed museum where we found out all about Bristol and its history. We also saw an original piece of what is thought to be Banksy artwork. 
They will all sleep well tonight! 

There are two new photo galleries showing today's photos to the right of this text. You may need to scroll down to see the second one. 

Year 6 Residential to Bristol.

The year 6 children all arrived safely and enjoyed a picnic lunch in Castle Park. They spent the afternoon climbing before settling into their accomodation. After dinner, they embraced the social opportunities of being with friends and without electronic gadgets with some good, old fashioned board games. Some photos are below; more can be seen in the slideshow to the right.

 

Harry Potter Studios 

A very excited Year 6 (along with with Year 4) were very lucky to visit The Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios. After an early start and a long bus journey, the children were all very excited to start exploring the sets where filming for the popular film series took place, see the incredible props and costumes and, most importantly, take lots of photos! It was a fantastic day which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

 

                

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The real chess pieces that were used on set and a visit to Privet Drive.

                

Some of the children practising their wand skills.

      

The Hogwarts' Express.

       

The beautiful model of The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and chocolate table decorations (unfortunately, they were actually made from resin).

A great start! 
The new Year 6 class have made a fantastic start to the year. They have all been working hard and showing a real enthusiasm towards their learning. 

 

 

 
Building Bird Boxes
 

 

 

On the 18th September, Dartmoor Ranger, Ian Brooker, came in to work with some of the children to build a new bird box. This has now been placed on the wall under the new Year 2/6 canopy; the birds are already making themselves at home. 

 

 

 
 
Junior Life Skills

 

 

Junior Life Skills took place on Tuesday 25th September. This provided an opportunity for the children to learn some important skills such as basic resuscitation, water safety and understanding the role of important services like Fire and Rescue. It was a great afternoon!

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Young Sports Leader Training
 

 

 

Young Sports Leaders will soon be leading activities with the younger children now that Year 6 have received their training. On Thursday 27th September, Jackie Jarvis came in to work with the whole class; she demonstrated different activities and encouraged the children to think about how they could be adapted for the younger children. Year 6 will soon be out on the playground, at break times and lunch times, to lead and encourage the younger children to join in with different activities and games.