PGL – Day 2

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.

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Year 6 – Biscuit Dunking

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?

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SPAG Revision Creations

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?

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Meet an Expert

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!

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Reach Free Site Visit – Written by Year 6

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!

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Year 6 – Royal Observatory Greenwich

Monday morning,  Year 6 ventured into London excited for their visit to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. They explored the Weller Galleries, taking notes and writing questions they wanted to explore in more detail back at school.  Year 6 were blown away by the Planetarium experience and the enthusiasm and dedication of the speaker.

Year 6 –

  • When and how could you use the learning from the trip for future learning in the classroom?
  • What was your favourite scientific fact from the trip?
  • How do you think the trip linked to our science topic of forces?

 

 

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Reception and Year 6 – Collaborative Cooking

Reception and Year 6 joined together to make gingerbread men, shortbread, cookies and oatmeal biscuits, for the school fair.  Year 6 were very articulate, kind and helpful and enabled Reception to learn how to make the biscuits with them.  The ingredient list was shared with Reception children and together Year 6 and Reception weighed out the ingredients and then made the  variety of biscuits.  Year 6 showed the younger children how to rub the butter into the flour and everyone had a turn.  The biscuits went down a treat at the Christmas Fair.

Year 6 – What skills were required when leading the reception children?

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