Fun had by all despite the weather. All packed and ready for our departure tomorrow.
Today, children in Year 6 have enjoyed their first full day of activities ranging from raft building, survivor, vertical challenge, giant swing, sensory trail and Jacob’s ladder. All the children showed great risk taking and set themselves goals of what they wanted to achieve. Lots of happy children this evening.
An enjoyable afternoon playing out in the sun, followed by a delicious dinner and ending with cake for Albie’s birthday and Capture the Flag activity. All the children are now tucked up in bed as teachers wait for silence.
What a way to celebrate our ‘show-off’ week! Year 6 showed fantastic collaboration and perseverance during their Bake Off competition and all the judges were pleasantly surprised with the presentation, taste and texture!
Year 6 – What skills did you learn?
This afternoon, Year 6, were given the question: Which biscuit is the best dunker?
They spent time looking at the texture and dimensions before testing the range of biscuits in the hot chocolate.
They tested: Party Rings, Chocolate Digestives, Digestives, Custard Creams, Bourbon, Fruit Shortcake, Fox’s crunch, Rich Tea and Oreo’s.
Which do you think was the best biscuit to dunk and why?
This morning, Year 6 have designed and begun creating SPAG board games to support their SPAG revision. The children have been extremely reflective and have thought about the aspect of SPAG they find challenging. Using this, they have researched and asked for support on the particular area of SPAG. We are looking forward to playing these board games in the coming few days!
Year 6, what mathematical skills did you have to use in creating the board games?
To conclude our STEM fortnight, on Friday, we were privileged to have Mr Dion-Fehily, a medical engineer, visit us at Maple Cross. He spent time inspiring our Year 5&6 learners of a career in engineering, time in years 1&2 creating lights at the top of a castle and Year 3 showcased their Viking longboats. A great morning of engineering!
Today we visited the brand new Reach Free building site, where most of us will be joining in September. We looked inside the structure and also went up on the roof!
We all felt amazed because it was a once in a lifetime experience. We watched a video of what the current students attending the school thought about their current building and how excited they are about the new building.
During our visit, we learnt that everyone makes mistakes. They shared some of their obstacles they faced and how perseverance enabled them to move forward.
We would like to thank everyone involved.
They are building not just a building. They are building our future!