A walk around Year 6

Here are a few images to show what we have been learning about. From practical science to fast paced PE, our pupils are always showcasing our values of independence, creativity and respect. Take a look…

November 2017:

IMG 1092Update: 17 Nov 2017 - There was a lot of buzz around year 6 this week and a horde of children desperate to display their excellent reading skills. Responding to the fabulous prize Mr. Pywell has kindly donated to the school (a brand-new Frog bike!), children have been desperate to earn a raffle ticket to be in with a chance of taking the bicycle home. With all the competition, the year 6 staff had a difficult time choosing their readers of the week! But here they all are, proudly showing off their certificates!

Year 6 had an exciting start to the new term which included a trip to visit local war memorials around Canterbury to launch our fantastic new topic: ‘World at war.’ We were also fortunate enough to receive Dr Collin Skinner and his entourage of exotic insects to introduce our new science topic of evolution and adaptation; the children were able to hold and examine them in close detail if they were brave enough that is!

Year 6 have also appointed 8 new reading ambassadors to advise children around the school on book choices and promote the enjoyment of reading. They took to their new job very well indeed!

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(Above) Exotic insects with Dr. Skinner
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Visiting local war memorials in Canterbury   Year 6 Reading Ambassadors   

PGL September 2017

Our annual Year 6 PGL trip to Weymouth is so much more than an ordinary adventure, it's an experience of a lifetime for the children, and this year was no different. The PGL website offers a little insight into how important a trip like this is for young learners:

We’ll inspire, motivate and challenge your pupils to raise aspirations, build their confidence and support their achievement. Each day brings a new adventure and the chance to try something new with the encouragement of their friends. Bring them back more inspired and eager to learn - even walking a little taller!

We could not have stated it better and from the 22nd to the 25th September 2017 our Year 6's had that exact experience. Embarking on the trip excited, enthusiastic, and ready to take over the world, the Year 6's had their weekend filled with activities that would stretch their abilities to the limit. They climbed, abseiled, canoed and worked their way through the many various obstacles and activities on offer, ultimately emerging from the experience as victors and true champions. Returning after a fun filled weekend is not always the best part, and on the following monday afternoon our weary adventurers returned to continue their learning in a more formal setting, although no less exciting. Well done children!

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