Year 6 Escher
We can’t believe how much we have done in year 6 so far. Osmington Bay has been the main highlight. We stayed away at the PGL adventure centre in Dorset for a week. We climbed, abseiled, learned to fence and ride quad bikes, amongst many other fantastic activities. Our favourite activities were the giant swing and the zip wire. The children who stayed in school also had a great time as they had lots of exciting projects like batik, which is using wax and dye to create designs on fabric.
We have been voting a lot in year 6. We voted in our house captains and school council members. This meant writing manifestos and then organising a secret ballot. The counting was also a year six responsibility and had to be very strict and fair.
We have been taking part in lots of sporting events such as the Borough tag rugby tournament and the swimming gala. The team came 3rd in the plate competition and 9th out of the 24 schools taking part.
In year 6 we have lots of different responsibilities such as organising the computer in worship and organising charity events such as the Macmillan coffee morning. We prepared all the posters and advertising for the event. On the day we decorated and set up the hall. We served delicious coffee, tea and cakes at the coffee morning until the parents could eat and drink no more! In the afternoon we ran the cake sale. By the end of it we had helped to raise an amazing £1176. Two weeks later we organised the Malawi mufti and cake sale, raising nearly £900 for our link school Chikuyakuti, which is located about 30kms north of Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi.
The children said:
“As part of our community service in the school we take it in turns to buddy the reception and year 1 children. We help them to learn to play at lunch times, which is great fun”.
“In year 6 we love PE on a Monday and Friday. In our dance sessions we have been learning the Charleston, it is a lot of hard work and a lot of fun.”
What a great start we have had to year 6!
The term began with our annual trip to Osmington Bay where the children had a fantastic time. They made the most of their opportunities there and really developed their independence and organisational skills. Those who did not come enjoyed the alternative curriculum offered at school. Their main project was to create a banner for the Macmillan coffee morning using Batik- where hot wax and paint is used to create a design. It looks amazing and will be used in years to come at our charity coffee morning.
At the end of September, all year 6 worked tirelessly to organise and run the Macmillan coffee morning and cake sale. This involved making posters, collecting money, serving parents as well as some baking. They should be immensely proud of themselves as they raised just over £1100- a school record!
We also sent a team to the Borough Swimming Gala, held at the Malden Centre. All the children swam in heats, with some making it through the final of their stroke.
In the classroom we have been working very hard. The children have displayed a really positive attitude to their learning and you can already see a difference in their work from the beginning of the year. In English, we began the year writing short stories and have now moved on to fantasy stories. Focusing on the impact that vocabulary can have we have been creating imaginative setting and character descriptions. Below is a piece of shared writing from the whole class.
Art has seen us making observational sketches and paintings. Each week the children worked on pieces of fruit, honing in on one area. The results have been really impressive.