We're having a great time here. Rafting yesterday was so much fun. We had to build our own rafts by tying barrels to a pallet using ropes. We wore buoyancy aids and helmets to keep us safe in the murky pond. It didn't look very inviting and it had a thick layer of mud on the bottom. We had to paddle (with a partner) to an island in the middle, disembark and get on again. Then our instructor told us to dance on our rafts and put our toes right to the edge but many of us still stayed on! Knowing we were going to make it, some of us jumped in anyway. Others were less lucky, and just fell in the drink!
Whilst some of us were rafting, the other half of Eagle Class were orienteering around the centre. Our instructor had told us to create pairs (one boy, one girl), in which we would work together to locate the allocated control markers/buildings. We were given a clipboard, a map of the centre, a pencil and worksheets to scribe our answers. To begin with, the teams had to find certain dormitory names which were given back to the instructor, followed by small, yellow cards placed over the buildings - these had a letter and number on them. Some were really easy, placed on a tree or corner of the building, however particular cards were smaller and were placed in more obscure spots, at the top of tree-trunks or nailed to fence posts surrounded by brambles.
We're going on a six hour walk - let's hope we survive. During the day we will be going swimming in an solar heated pool.
Wow! What a walk! These are some of the things that we said that we enjoyed:
"playing games at the peak and in the woods" "getting to the top" "taking photos and making memories"
"making it to the top" "seeing old Tudor houses" "we were excited at the foot of the steepest part of the climb"
"finding out that there were no more hills" "seeing all the sheep, cows and horses" "collecting sticks"
"I feel very proud to have achieved this challenge" (JH)
Happy Birthday mum I hope you have a great day. All the girls in my room also say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! H.M
Sayers Croft is the best!! RT
Welcome to Term 6!
Welcome to Term 6. After the hard work of Term 5, I hope everyone enjoyed a well-earned break! Term 6 represents our final push! There will be lots of fun and games - our week-long residential, our end-of-year production, our (no doubt very emotional!) Leaver's Mass - but there will of course be work to do as the Year 6 team ensure that the children are 'secondary ready', primed to begin the next stage of their school careers.
The children's work in mathematics this term will allow them to demonstrate their arithmetic skills through a series of investigation, problem-solving and reasoning challenges across all areas of the curriculum.
Our focus for RE in this final term is Called to Serve. In this topic the children will learn that they are called to serve God by loving one another. They will reflect on their own calling to follow Jesus and explore how they can use their gifts in the service of God and other people. The children will learn about the Sacrament of Confirmation and how the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given through it. They will explore how Marriage and Holy Orders are ways through which people can serve God.
As ever, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, especially with regards to supporting your children at home as we work towards the end of their primary school career and prepare them for new beginnings. Thank you once again for your support and I look forward to a successful term.
Chris Trim – Year 6 Class Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org