Year 5/6 were visited by the YMCA Outdoor Activities staff on Wednesday 24th May. Each group took part in basketball, soft archery and a taster of wall-climbing - and a great afternoon was had by all. Thanks are due to the YMCA team who provided these taster activities free of charge. Children have also brought home information about the YMCA day camps held in Kimberly.
Happy New Year, and welcome to the Spring Term, and to 2017!
This half-term in Year 5/6 our main topic is The Americas, a unit in which we'll be finding out about the continents of North and South America and their place in the wider world. We'll also be looking at the rainforests of the Amazon. In English our main focus will be writing to inform.
You can read more about our curriculum for this term by reading our curriculum newsletter:
In May 2017, children in Year 6 will be taking the new style of National Curriculum test to record their attainment at the end of primary school. These tests are used to assess all Year 6 children in the country, and to provide information to pass to secondary schools. You can read more about the structure and content of the tests by watching the video at the foot of this page, or by downloading this free guide:
As the term drew to a close, Rojo class decided to take a break from the busy day and... just stand still for a bit. Enjoy our mannequin challenge video!
As part of the Design & Technology curriculum, Year 5/6 pupils have been designing their own healthy smoothies. They used their knowledge of seasonal products, and where in the UK things are grown to come up with their plans. Here are some photos of Rojo class making the first batch of smoothies!
Children from Year 5/6 in school this week have been working on an enterprise project. They have designed and made a new sandwich product, including designing their own fillings, creating their packaging, and recording a short television advert to advertise their products. Enjoy some of the photographs of the last moments as children made their finished products.
The children are currently enjoying their residential trip to Kingswood Stafordshire.
They are enjoying lots of activities. These include Jacob's ladder, abseiling, environmental art, quad biking and many others.
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On the last afternoon of the half term, the Year 5/6 classes opened their doors to welcome family and friends to our Crime & Punishment museums. The children worked on displays of information about crimes and their punishments throughout British history. They shared their knowledge with our guests,politely explaining their ideas and educating our guests on the gruesome events of the past.